First Concert of our 2018-2019 Season!
In this immensely powerful choral work, CONCORA and the UCONN Chamber Singers come together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Laramie, Wyoming. With musical styles ranging from chant to Gospel, and texts from excerpts of Matthew’s own journals and love poetry across the centuries, Craig Hella Johnson’s poignant oratorio reflects the universality of this story.
This concert debuts CONCORA’s Music with a Mission initiative, and proceeds from each concert will support LGBTQ organizations in the communities in which we perform.
Performance information and tickets:
Saturday, November 3 • 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, CT
$20 at the door.
Stamford proceeds go to:
Triangle Community Center (TCC), Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community.
Sunday, November 4 • 4:00 p.m.
Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, CT
Adult $20, Student $10 with ID, Under 18 Free at the door.
Click here to purchase adult tickets online. Student tickets are available at the door with current, valid ID.
Hartford proceeds go to:
True Colors, Inc., a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.
Sunday, November 11, 6:00 p.m.
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, CT
Adults $25, Students $15, Youths $10.
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Worcester proceeds go to:
Worcester Pride, Safe Homes, LGBT Asylum Task Force, and AIDS Project Worcester. Click on each name to learn more about the organization.
CONCORA’s 45th Season continues with…
Handel’s Messiah, a work that has come to transcend its time and place, was actually composed as part of a revenue-raising concert tour that Handel took to Dublin, Ireland.
Though Dieterich Buxtehude may not be a household name now, his stature was such that the young Johann Sebastian Bach walked 250 miles to hear his Membra Jesu Nostri in the north German city of Lübeck. Nine years later during his time as court composer, Bach wrote the famous Weimar Cantatas, three of which you will hear on our annual Bach concert.
In our 2019 celebration of American choral music, we pair Music & Art: New Britain Museum of American Art, coupling pieces from their collection with choral works from the same artistic school. We will also turn to one of the most American of all art forms, New York, New York: Great Broadway Choruses featuring talented young singers from area high schools.
This is an exciting season of so many different styles of music. Please join us as we explore these works whose origins are such an important part of their identity.