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 About Consonare 

Collaboration with ECSU Chorale

Consonare Choral Community is a nonprofit choral arts organization created in 2018 to build community through choral music in Connecticut. 

 

Consonare works 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 strive to ensure our community programs nurture all levels of singers and our chamber choir performances allow professional level choral music inclusive and accessible to all through sponsoring the following ensembles:

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Voices of Concinnity

Directed by Sarah Kaufold

12-voice professional chamber choir of dedicated, seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds. Connecticut's versatile vocal chamber ensemble illuminating the breadth and variety of choral music through innovative and artfully sung programming.

Choir Matrix

Directed by Sarah Kaufold

An adult community ensemble open to all soprano and alto singers (ages 14 and up) with no audition, devoted to empowering and building community among womxn in northeastern Connecticut through choral music.  Offered Fall and Winter sessions.

Consonare Youth Chorus

Directed by Grace Carver

A vibrant singing opportunity for young singers ages 6-13 years old with a focus on improving vocal skills and confidence singing. Rehearses at the same time and location as Choir Matrix. Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions.

Consonare Community Choir

Directed by Sarah Kaufold

An adult community ensemble open to all voice types with no audition, devoted to collaborating with other music ensembles and offering an accessible rehearsal schedule.  Offered Spring session.

Our ensembles have sung for many local community events, as well as had the privilege to perform at the Mark Twain House & Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Florence Griswold Museum, Hill-Stead Museum, Wadsworth-Atheneum Museum, the Packing House, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Trinity College Chapel, and many churches located across Connecticut.  Through our YouTube Channel, our music videos have been viewed in 45 countries over 130,000 times.  We have commissioned new choral music to be composed from the following composers: Melissa Dunphy, Cheryl B. Engelhardt, and Karen Siegel.

 

We have been honored to collaborate with UConn Earthtones, ECSU Chorale, Uconntabile, Hartford Opera Theater, Conn-Men, The Unitus Ensemble, Thread City Classical Dance, Novi Cantori Chamber Choir, The Choir School of Hartford, Joshua's Trust, Town of Mansfield, Mark Twain House & Museum, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Hop River Chamber Music, as well as raise donations for The Neighbor Fund, Lift Music Fund, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and the Covenant Soup Kitchen.

What is "consonare"?  

"Consonance" is an accord or agreement and in music it 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 Choral Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered with the IRS