In this brief video feature, listen along with CONCORA's Artistic Director Chris Shepard as he offers insights into how in his German Requiem Brahms used his sure musical instincts to take us on a journey "from sorrow to joy; from the ephemeral to the everlasting; from frailty to hope; from homelessness to an eternal abode; from death to life; and ultimately, from earth to heaven."
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CONCORA's Artistic Director Chris Shepard explores Brahms' musical depiction of a "journey to heaven."
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CONCORA opens the 2017-2018 season on Sunday, October 15 with one of the most enduring works in the choral repertoire, the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms.

The concert begins at 4:00 PM at South Church, 90 Main Street, New Britain.

Tickets are on sale now ($10-$55). Order online or contact the CONCORA office at or 860-293-0567. Purchase a season subscription by October 15 for the best prices of the season! Bring some friends and take advantage of groups rates for eight or more tickets (advance sales only, please). Tickets will also be available at the door.
Subscribe now to all CONCORA's 2017-2018 concerts; subscription prices end on October 15!
The 2017-2018 Season:
CONCORA sings Masterworks
In the 2017-2018 season, CONCORA celebrates masterworks of the choral art, with fresh interpretations of music that many consider the greatest examples of the genre, including the Requiems of Brahms and Mozart and Bach’s monumental Saint Matthew Passion, all under the direction of Artistic Director Chris Shepard.
Season subscriptions for all five main-stage concerts are on sale through October 15, 2017. A season subscription offers the best value and guarantees your seats throughout the season. New this season: A special thank-you just for subscribers! When you subscribe to all five concerts by October 15, we will send you a private code by which you may enjoy $5 off additional general admission tickets for any of the five season concerts, purchased at any time during the season. Visit CONCORA's website for information on concerts, season subscriptions, and more. Tickets for all CONCORA concerts and events may be purchased at any time at our secure ticketing site, or by contacting the CONCORA office at 860-293-0567 or
More Great Music is Coming Up Soon!
CONCORA sings Extraordinary Choral Masterworks
Saturday, November 18 2017, 7:30PM
Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT

Continuing a long tradition of inclusion and outreach, CONCORA will be joined by gifted Connecticut choirs from high schools in Litchfield, Bristol, and Ledyard to present a program of
selections from choral masterworks by Bach (Saint Matthew Passion), Mozart (Requiem), and Brahms (A German Requiem), plus works by Faure, Thompson, and others. For many of the young singers, this concert will be their first opportunity to collaborate with professional musicians, and may be their first experience with this enduring repertoire and with singing in an acoustically resplendent space like Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.The concert is inspiring and enriching for listeners, too, as a listener said of last year’s Extraordinary Concert: “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.” Tickets are on sale now ($10-$55); purchase a season subscription by October 15 for the best prices of the season. Bring some friends and take advantage of groups rates for eight or more tickets (advance sales only, please).
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
St 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 and Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, 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. All proceeds support CONCORA's performance of the Saint Matthew Passion on March 25, 2018. The program includes selections by J.S. Bach (Preludes from the Well Tempered Clavier, an aria from the Saint Matthew Passion, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5) and C.P.E. Bach (movements from a harpsichord concerto arranged for two clavichords). Tickets are just $10-$30 and are on sale now.
Did you get a copy
2017-2018 brochure?

We're excited about the colorful 2017-2018 "Masterworks" season brochure!  If you did not receive a brochure and wish to, contact the CONCORA office to request a copy and to update your mailing address. You won't want to miss a thing!
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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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