CONCORA announces its 2016-2017 season, featuring five choral concerts under the direction of Chris Shepard, now in his second season
as the ensemble’s Artistic Director.
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In 2016-2017, CONCORA presents an engaging series of concerts featuring beautiful choral repertoire from medieval chant to contemporary classics.
Tickets go on sale October 15.  860-293-0567.
Tickets are also available at the door for all concerts.

"If music be the food of love,
play on!"

Continuing a long tradition of inclusion and outreach, CONCORA will be joined by several extraordinary Connecticut high school choirs in a program that features memorable choral settings of texts by William Shakespeare, marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:30 PM

St Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
To celebrate the recent beautiful renovation of the Wadsworth Atheneum, CONCORA will present a program at the museum whose repertoire is inspired by the artwork itself. Small ensembles will sing in the various galleries, with music related to the artworks in each room, such a choral music of Claude Debussy alongside Impressionist paintings, colonial songs by William Billings near art by 18th century American artists, and much more. The concert features the premiere of a commissioned choral work by Connecticut composer Ellen Gilson Voth, inspired by paintings of the Hudson River School, including Connecticut-born artist Frederic Church. The event concludes with a concert by the full choir in the stunning Morgan Great Hall.

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:00 PM
The Wadsworth Atheneum
Museum of Art

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT

CONCORA has long been renowned for its masterful and moving performances of choral music by Johann Sebastian Bach. In 2017, the ensemble presents three glorious choral cantatas with choir, soloists, and professional orchestra:

Wir Danken dir, Gott, BWV29
Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV190
Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV191

Sunday April 30, 2017
4:00 PM

Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT

In the half century since Oxford University Press released the first volume of its popular sets of Carols for Choirs, these sparkling Christmas carol settings have become essential to the choral holiday repertoire.  CONCORA presents a sleigh-full of these immortal a cappella carol arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and others. And in keeping with the beloved  “Christmas with CONCORA” tradition, the audience is invited to sing along in a number of beloved Christmas carols.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
7:30 PM

First Lutheran Church
77 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT

Snow Date: Monday, December 12, 7:00 PM
CONCORA returns to Trinity College Chapel, where last year a sold-out audience thrilled to the acoustic miracles of Renaissance motets and masses sung by a small choral ensemble beneath the soaring arches of the Chapel’s Gothic cathedral-esque architecture. This year’s program offers more Renaissance motets and madrigals paired with newer music inspired by the originals. Motets and madrigals by Renaissance “top forty” composers such as Morley, Vecchi, and Tallis will contrast with and complement choral music by renowned contemporary composers William Hawley, Eric Whitacre, and Martin Sedek. The concert features Eleanor Daley’s haunting Requiem, perfectly suited to this remarkable space.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
4:00 PM

Trinity Chapel at Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT

Since its founding in 1974 by Artistic Director Emeritus Richard Coffey, CONCORA has built an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England.
Under the direction of Chris Shepard, now in his second season as Artistic Director, CONCORA’s versatility is displayed in its wide range of repertoire and in the selection of the choir’s singers to produce an extraordinary range of choral color and dynamic variety
for each program and
in each performance space.
Tickets go on sale October 15.  860-293-0567.
Tickets are also available at the door for all concerts.
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