CONCORA Announces Three Finalists for Artistic Director
CONCORA’s Founding Artistic Director Richard Coffey has announced that he will step down from the post at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season, which is his and CONCORA’s fortieth. Read a news release here.
CONCORA’s Board of Directors formed a Search Committee to identify a qualified candidate to become CONCORA’s next Artistic Director, with the expectation that the Artistic Director-Designate will be in place to lead the ensemble for the 2015-2016 season.
The three finalists are David Hodgkins, conductor of Coro Allegro in Boston and The New England Classical Singers in Andover MA; Andrew Megill, conductor of Carmel (CA) Bach Festival Chorale and the Montreal Symphony Chorus; and Christopher Shepard, conductor of the Worcester Chorus and the Dessoff Choirs in New York City.
Each finalist will conduct CONCORA in a public concert in the fall of 2014. In January, 2015, CONCORA will announce its new Artistic Director, who will take the podium in the fall of 2015.
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90 Maine Street
New Britain, Connecticut
The 2014 Bach Festival fills three weekends in March with lectures, recitals, master classes, Community Sings directed by Richard Coffey, CONCORA open rehearsals, and more; all of which will delight and immerse you in Bach’s epic Mass in B Minor. Includes master classes and recitals with soprano Julianne Baird and mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, and lectures with noted Bach scholar, Harvard professor Christoph Wolff.
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We announce a change to the programming for our Sunday, March 9th event. Read about the changes.
J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 4:00 PM
Richard Coffey, conductor
Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut
Our annual collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra features CONCORA’s most ‘signature’ of all of Bach’s major choral masterpieces, the Mass in B Minor. This concert marks Richard Coffey’s final appearance with CONCORA as Artistic Director. It’s sure to be a packed house, filled with the emotional power that Bach’s music creates.
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View our 2013-2014 brochure listing all season concerts and event.
CONCORA’s 2013-2014 Season Brochure
Join us for our Bach B Minor Mass Festival, “Mastering the Mass.”
The Bach Festival Brochure