Consonare Choral Community is a new community-based non-profit organization created to explore and cultivate a sense of consonance and community through singing together.
"Consonance" is an accord or agreement. In music, "consonance" is combination of tones we find pleasing, creating a unity of sound. The word is derived from the Latin word "con-son-are" (to sound together).
Consonare is working to build and cultivate community, primarily for women and children, through inclusive choral music education and performance opportunities at minimal cost, as well as engage the public in quality, collaborative, creative, and affordable choral programming. We are striving to ensure our community programs nurture all levels of singers and our chamber choir performances allow professional level choral music accessible to all. Two of our community choirs, Choir Matrix and Consonare Youth Chorus, were created to operate in tandem, but independently -- these two choirs rehearse simultaneously to allow women who are caretakers an opportunity to participate while their children sing.
Consonare Choral Community, Incorporated is a non-stock, non-profit corporation that possesses tax-exempt status with the IRS under section 501(c)3 to help accomplish these goals, as outlined in our mission and vision statements.
The performing ensembles sponsored by Consonare Choral Community, Incorporated, located in Mansfield Connecticut, currently include but are not limited to:
Cultivating consonance and building community through choral music in Connecticut.
Consonare Choral Community Incorporated, through sponsorship of several performing ensembles, strives to:
create affordable opportunities for musicians and community members to experience quality choral music;
explore the practices of consonance and collaboration through creative choral programming;
promote an inclusive and intergenerational atmosphere for all singers;
nurture the creative potential of every singer through the encouragement of healthy vocal techniques and artistic excellence within the choral setting;
enrich the lives of a diverse population of musicians and the greater community through singing.