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CONCORA Media Contact: Christine Laird
ADDRESS: CONCORA, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
15th edition of “Wine, Jazz, & Song” will delight music lovers January 21 in Farmington
Chase the winter blues away with the suave sounds of the Sir William Trio and CONCORA vocalists, delicious wines, and plentiful hors d’oeuvres.
HARTFORD AND NEW BRITAIN, CONN. (December 29, 2016) — CONCORA’s Friends of Bach hosts the 15th edition of Wine, Jazz, & Song on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 6-9 PM, in Porter Memorial Hall, 75 Main Street, Farmington.
The Sir William Trio and vocalists from CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) will offer interpretations of jazz standards, selections from the American songbook, and much more.
Led by bassist William Stillinger, the Sir William Trio includes James Argiro on piano and Gregory Caputo on drums. The Hartford Courant has praised Argiro as “...a strong soloist and a savvy accompanist ... regarded by his peers as a craftsman of the first order,” while Classic Drummer Magazine lauds Gregory Caputo as “a master drummer who speaks volumes in refined sensibilities with superb technique."
The featured vocalists are Salli-Jo Borden, Kenneth Downes, Stacey Grimaldi, Jermaine Woodard, Jr., and Steve Mitchell, who is also the master of ceremonies for the evening. CONCORA audiences who are familiar with these singers as classical vocal soloists will be surprised and delighted to hear their “crossover” performances of standards by Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder, George Shearing, Jimmy McHugh, and others.
Guests will enjoy fine wines, plentiful, delectable hors d’oeuvres, a silent wine auction, write-your-own song dedications, and perhaps even a spin around the dance floor, all in a casually elegant atmosphere.
This midwinter festivity is hosted by CONCORA’s Friends of Bach in support of CONCORA's annual performance of music by J.S. Bach.
Tickets for this special event are $50 per person, and may be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-jazz-song-tickets-28626034239 or by contacting the CONCORA office at 860-293-0567 or email@example.com. The snow date is Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6-9 pm.
CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists), is the region’s first professional choir. Now in its 43rd season, and the second under Artistic Director Chris Shepard, the ensemble enjoys an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England. CONCORA’s mission statement – “to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience” – represents a commitment to the Connecticut community and to artistic excellence, masterful performances, and educational enrichment. More information about CONCORA is available at www.concora.org.
About CONCORA’s Friends of Bach
The Friends of Bach Committee is a volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance and support CONCORA’s highly-regarded annual performances of the music of J.S. Bach. Through a series of events and the donations of individual Bach lovers, the Friends of Bach raise funds to make CONCORA's Bach performances possible. More information at http://www.concora.org/join-the-friends-of-bach.html.
WHAT: Wine, Jazz, & Song -- An evening of smooth instrumental and vocal jazz, with plentiful food and wine
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6:00 PM; snow date: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Porter Memorial, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032. Plenty of free, off-street parking is available.
WHO: Sir William Trio and CONCORA vocalists
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For more information, or to schedule an interview with William Stillinger or any of the CONCORA vocalists, please contact Christine Laird, firstname.lastname@example.org 860-293-0567
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