I’m very excited to share that The Academy Chorale’s spring concert is next Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm at St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Church.  The concert’s theme is “Love Lost, Love Sought, Love Won,” and we will be presenting music from Thomas Morley to Paul Christiansen to Ola Gjeilo to Moses Hogan.  My students have worked especially hard this year, as this concert is primarily a cappella and includes music in 6 different languages from 9 different countries!  Please plan to join us for this special evening.

Concert: Americana

The school year is flying by, and it’s hard to believe that we already have our first concerts this weekend!  Last spring, the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Chorale performed at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford – an absolutely beautiful space.  The Director of Music at SPSA, Gabriel Lovfall, heard us and was impressed, inviting us to collaborate with his community choirs, Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus, this fall.  Joyful Noise is the name of the whole organization, comprised of several choirs of every level, from little ones to professional adults.  Together, we will be singing a concert of American music – from Billings to the premiere of a new composition.  Here’s the info:

Saturday, Oct 4, 4pm concert at Trinity Episcopal Church (220 Prospect St) in Torrington, CT.

Sunday, Oct 5, 3pm concert at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Urban Ministry Center (285 Church St) in Hartford, CT.

Tickets are $10 for children and students, $25 for adults, and $40 for premiere seating.

It is such an honor to be joining in this concert, and for the students in the Academy Chorale to see how other choirs do their thing!  We are learning so much and would love to share it with you.  Please come!

Chorale Concert Success

Many people have asked about May 14th’s Chorale Spring Concert, so I wanted to post an excerpt to share!  The students sang beautifully and I could not be more proud.  The year’s hard work showed as they performed with musicality and professionalism.  They sang in many different languages (many of them for the first time!) and got to know pieces from all times and places.  See for yourself (more to come on my video page at a later date!):