Effective date for entry: 12/27/2016
233 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Since its founding, the all-professional chorus CONCORA has built an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England. The ensemble’s versatility is demonstrated in its wide range of repertoire, from the great choral masterpieces to newly commissioned compositions, including arrangements of folk music, spirituals and popular music. The roster of singers yields performing groups appropriate to the repertoire, and these ensembles can vary in size from four to forty or more voices. Choral music has the power to cross cultural boundaries and to move hearts, and CONCORA’s mission to reach a broad and diverse audience extends not only to the choral aficionado, but also to those who may be touched by the beauty of the choral art for the first time.
CONCORA is meeting the challenge of developing present and future audiences through its educational and participatory programming, which reaches people of all ages. CONCORA’s educational outreach consists of two highly successful programs. For children, the CONCORA-to-Go quartet presents an interactive, multicultural program, “Around the World in Music,” performed in area elementary schools and public libraries. The Summer Festival offers adult singers from the community and select high school and college singers an opportunity to join with CONCORA in rehearsing and performing great choral works.
CONCORA has produced ten compact discs, the newest being In Delightful Company: Choral Works by Charles Fussell, with selections by Debussy, Ives, Thomson, Brahms and Britten. All current recordings are available for purchase from the CONCORA office, at each concert, and on the website.
|Music Director:||Christopher Shepard|
|Number of Singers:||60|
Chorus contact Person: Sarah Hager Johnston, BMus., MLS, VP, Marketing & Communications, tel: 860-293-0567
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