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CONCORA offers three musical events in November:

TONIGHT, Friday, November 3, the Baroque ClavierFest showcases vocal and instrumental music of Bach and his contemporaries, including Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto.

TOMORROW NIGHT, Saturday, November 4, CONCORA and Artistic Director Chris Shepard offer a second performance of the Brahms Requiem in Stamford.

COMING SOON, on Saturday, November 18, CONCORA presents the thrilling "Extraordinary Concert" in West Hartford.

Read on for all the information you need about tickets, travel directions, and more. Please join us at every event!
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Tonight! CONCORA's Friends of Bach serve up a Baroque Feast at the annual ClaverFest. Tickets remain on sale until concert time. Click here for tickets, or purchase at the door.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saint Mark the Evangelist Church
467 Quaker Lane, West Hartford, CT

 
CONCORA's Friends of Bach presents an engaging program of music by Johann Sebastian Bach (including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5), Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, Henry Purcell, Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, and George Frederic Handel, performed on harpsichords, clavichords, and positive organ. Featured performers include keyboardists Edward Clark, Christa Rakich, and Stephen Gamboa-Diaz, with guest artists Emlyn Ngai, baroque violin; Andrea LeBlanc, baroque flute; Alice Robbins, baroque cello; and a special appearance by CONCORA vocalist Jermaine Woodard, Jr., baritone, who will present a recitative and aria from Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. All proceeds support CONCORA's performance of the Saint Matthew Passion on March 25, 2018.
Tickets are just $10-$30 and are
on sale now, and will also be available at the door beginning at 6:45PM.
Directions: Click on the image or map below to open Google maps for this location.
Parking: There is ample free, off-street parking in the church parking lot.
In the last issue of this newsletter, we shared an interview with CONCORA baritone Jermaine Woodard, Jr., the featured vocal soloist in this year's ClavierFest. Jermaine shared his insights about the recitative and aria from Bach's Saint Matthew Passion that he will present at this evening's concert. If you missed it, or if you'd like to enjoy it again before you hear the music, read it by clicking HERE.   Do you have your ticket yet?
Reserve your ticket now to hear Jermaine Woodard, Ed Clark, Christa Rakich and friends present the ClavierFest on November 3 in West Hartford
What About those E-Tickets I got in my Email?

If you purchase tickets online for any CONCORA event, you will receive your tickets via email. You may chose to print the tickets and bring them to show at the door, or you may simply show your e-tickets on your electronic device. Your choice!
Special Repeat Performance!
Brahms Requiem
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30PM
Saint John's Episcopal Church
628 Main Street, Stamford CT
 
"Beautiful, moving, delicate AND powerful"  
"Wonderful!"  
"Stunning!!"
"A very powerful performance!"

That's what members of the audience had to say about CONCORA's October 15 performance of one of the most enduring works in the choral repertoire, Brahms’ German Requiem. Did you miss it? You have another chance to hear it on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 PM, as Artistic Director Chris Shepard leads a repeat performance at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Stamford, where he is the director of music. The program also includes a lesser-known Brahms choral masterwork, Nänie, a poignant, achingly beautiful, but ultimately consoling elegy. Enjoy this brief video preview by Chris Shepard, and read about the soloists here. The concert, which is presented as part of Saint John’s 275th celebration, also serves as a memorial to parishioners and other loved ones who have passed away. As part of this remembrance, an abundance of red flowers will be available before the concert; members of the audience may take a flower in place it in a special vase as an act of remembrance. All are welcome to participate.
Tickets: No tickets are required; donations will be accepted at the door.
Directions: Click on the image or map below to open Google maps for this location. You may also visit the church web site for directions.
Parking: The church recommends the
Canterbury Green parking garage on Suburban Avenue.
CONCORA (and friends!) sing
Extraordinary Choral Masterworks
Saturday, November 18 2017, 7:30PM
Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
 
“What a treat to sit and be bathed in glorious sound! The young voices were so fresh and clear and the ensemble sound quite breathtaking. The variety of musical offerings was a delight to the listener and perfectly suited to that grand space.”

One of CONCORA's most exciting concerts of the year is just around the corner! Here's where the present meets the future, where fresh young voices combine with CONCORA's seasoned sounds to produce something Extraordinary! If you haven't experienced this concert before, prepare to be dazzled! Continuing a long tradition of inclusion and outreach, CONCORA will be joined by gifted Connecticut choirs from high schools in Bristol, Ledyard, and Litchfield to present a program of selections from choral masterworks. 
Tickets are on sale now ($10-$55) and will also be available at the door. Advance purchase is recommended for preferred seating. Bring some friends and take advantage of group rates for parties of eight or more adult and senior general admission tickets (advance sales only, please).
Click here to reserve your tickets to hear CONCORA (and three fine young choirs!) sing Extraordinary Choral Masterworks on November 18 at 7:30PM in West Hartford
SAVE THE DATE!
CONCORA is planning a party and you're invited!
Friday, April 13, 2018, 6-10PM
The Pond House
1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT

Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet, cash bar, live and silent auctions, and entertainment by vocalists from CONCORA. Save the date - more info is coming soon!
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CONCORA’s 2017-2018 season is made possible through the generous gifts of many individual donors and with the generous support of the following foundations and institutions: the American Savings Foundation; the Greater Hartford Arts Council; the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; the J. Walton Bissell Foundation; the William T. Sloper Trust for the Andrew J. Sloper Music Fund; the State of Connecticut, with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation; the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation; the City of New Britain Commission on the Arts; the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation; and the Robert C. Vance Charitable Foundation.
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