Laura Evans, Katie Hart, Dana Kephart, Salli-Jo Borden, Ishaar Gupta, Greta Moorhead, Jermaine Woodard, Jr., Thomas C. Buckley, Mark Child, and Anne Collin — You love hearing them sing in ensemble; now enjoy hearing each of them take a solo turn at CONCORA’s Song Recital for Mother's Day, this Sunday, May 14 at 4PM in West Hartford. Read on for details!
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4:00 PM St. John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119
Celebrate Mother’s Day with CONCORA’s singers as they present a bouquet of solo songs in an intimate recital setting. Enjoy music of various periods and genres about mothers and motherhood, a mother’s love, lullabies and cradle songs, and perhaps even some motherly advice!
Katie Hart, mezzo-soprano, notes: “My mother was a singer and recorded an album when she was in college. She mostly sang folk music, but I thought a few of the pieces from that album might fit well into this program. One song in particular - Somewhere Over The Rainbow. My mother recorded this song on her album, I sang it at my grandmother's funeral, and it was played at my mother's funeral as well. The song has taken on a new meaning for me as a young mother because a number of my close friends have had miscarriages followed by 'rainbow' babies.”
Greta Moorhead, mezzo-soprano, will sing two movements from Robert Schumann's song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben…. the journey of a woman through love, marriage, motherhood, and, finally, loss of love. Süsser Freund, du blickest (Sweet Friend, thou gazest) - woman's anticipation of having a child and An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust (At my Heart, at my Breast) - describes the joy she finds in motherhood.
The program offers a variety of beautiful melodies, from classic art songs to favorites from film and Broadway musicals. We hope you can join us for a very special afternoon of music-making.
Tickets are just $20-$35. All proceeds benefit CONCORA's artistic programming. To order tickets, CLICK HERE to visit CONCORA's secure online ticket service, or call 860-293-0567. Tickets are also available at the door.
Location The recital takes place in the parish hall at St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. The best entrance to the parish hall is at the rear of the building.
Directions and Parking Parking is available in the church lots and on adjacent streets. Here is a link to the church web site, where you may see detailed information on driving directions and parking: http://www.sjparish.net/DrivingDirections/