That’s how a reviewer from the Worcester Telegram
described CONCORA’s recent performance of the all-Bach program that the ensemble will present in Hartford this Sunday, April 30, at 4:00 PM.

Tickets are still available, but they're selling quickly! Read on for information about tickets and parking, as well as some interesting background about the thrilling music CONCORA has prepared for your enjoyment.
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CONCORA sings Festive Bach Cantatas

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:00 PM

Immanuel Congregational Church

10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT


In the final concert of the 2016-2017 season, CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) and members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Chris Shepard, perform three festive cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Learn More about this Music and the Concert
The concert includes three of Bach's choral cantatas:

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

Get a sneak preview of Chris Shepard's program notes about these joyous cantatas: CLICK HERE to view a PDF at CONCORA's website.


And you can enjoy a brief video in which Chris explains how Bach "recycled" some of his best music in ways that you might find surprising. CLICK HERE to view the video on YouTube.

During the concert, we'll hear "Deciphering Bach," a brief presentation in which Chris will examine elements of Bach's musical language, with the performers presenting musical excerpts from the opening chorus of Cantata 190 just before performing it.

And there's a part for you, if you enjoy singing! The audience is invited to join with the performers to sing the closing chorale of Cantata 29. The music is printed in the concert program, and Chris will lead us through it at the very beginning of the concert.

Get Your Tickets Soon!
To ensure your seat at tomorrow's concert, CLICK HERE of on the ticket picture above to order tickets online at CONCORA's secure ticket site. Print your ticket at home and bring it to the concert, or show your e-ticket on your electronic device.

Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the concert; the box office opens at 3:15 PM. We expect a last-minute rush for tickets, so arrive early!

Advance reservations are recommended for preferred seating. Discounted rates are available for advance sales of general admission and senior tickets for groups of 8 or more. 
 2-for-1 general admission tickets are available with the Let*s Go! Arts card; contact the CONCORA office for details
Directions and Parking
The concert is at Immanuel Congregational Church at 10 Woodland Street in Hartford, at the corner of Woodland Street and Farmington Avenue, across Farmington Avenue from The Mark Twain House.

CLICK HERE to jump to the Google Maps page for this location, and use the "Directions" button to map it from your location.

You can also
CLICK HERE to review travel and parking information posted at the website of Immanuel Congregational Church.

Free parking is available behind the Medical Building at 19 Woodland Street, and on Woodland Street if space is available.
Read these rave reviews of CONCORA's recent performance of this program!
On April 23, CONCORA performed the same program of cantatas in Worcester. The concert was the culminating event in the highly successful four-day BachFest presented by Music Worcester, the premier arts presenter of Central Massachusetts.


CONCORA’s Artistic Director Chris Shepard led the ensemble of 19 singers and 13 instrumentalists in an intense, ebullient reading of Cantatas 29, 190, and 191, offering some of Bach’s most brilliant music to the capacity audience.

A member of the audience described the performance as “joyfully passionate” and “a rare excellence of execution.” Another observed that “Every solo was beautifully sung, the choral singing was refined and passionate, and the orchestra playing was exquisite.” And one praised the ensemble’s “glorious music-making [that attained] moments of real ecstatic glory.”

And the critics were also impressed;
click here to read the wonderful review in the Worcester Telegram.

Do join us for what promises to be a memorable Bach experience.

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CONCORA’s 2016-2017 season is made possible through the generous gifts of many individual donors and with the generous support of the following foundations and institutions: Aetna, Matching Gifts; American Savings Foundation; Bank of America, Matching Gifts; Choral Arts New England; Citizens Bank, Matching Gifts; City of New Britain, Commission on the Arts; Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation; Fund for Greater Hartford; Fundraising Solutions; George H.C. Ensworth Memorial Fund; Greater Hartford Arts Council; Hartford Performs; Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation; Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation; The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. William Foulds Family Foundation; Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Robert C. Vance Charitable Foundation; SBM Charitable Foundation; Truist, Matching Gifts; United Way of Rhode Island, Matching Gifts; UTC Goodrich, Matching Gifts; Weld Fund, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain; William and Alice Mortensen Foundation; William T. Sloper Trust for Andrew J. Sloper Musical Fund
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