Choir Matrix is a community women's vocal ensemble sponsored by Consonare Choral Community that is devoted to building community among all women and empowering women in Mansfield and surrounding communities through singing.
Choir Matrix approaches quality choral music, including the promotion of female
composers, within an engaging, accepting, and encouraging environment focused on healthy vocal technique and refinement of musical skills.
This choir is non-auditioned and open to all self-identified women and we encourage
women with children to join us as we have a tandem youth choral program
(Consonare Youth Choirs) that rehearses at the same time and location.
Rehearsals are held on select Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:30pm at
Storrs Congregational Church in Mansfield (Rt. 195 & N. Eagleville)
In order to promote inclusion, we...
offer choral opportunities where all singers are welcome and no audition is necessary
strive to offer participation in these community choral programs at a low cost*
provide additional music learning resources and offer extra rehearsals for new singers
divide our choral season into short sessions with the intention of allowing those
singers with busy schedules the opportunity to participate
Singers can participate in one or all of the sessions in any given choral season (September through
June). Once you become a member of the Choir Matrix community, you will always be welcome to
return if you miss a session. Please see our FAQ sheet for more information.
SESSION 1 - Fall
Rehearsal Dates: September 8th - November 17th (8-9 rehearsals)
Performances: Saturday, November 23rd at St. Mary's Church in Willimantic
"Walk in Beauty" - collaboration with Hartford Opera Theater
Chamber (small group) opportunities: 9/21, 10/6, 12/7
SESSION 2 - Winter
Rehearsal Dates: January 5th - March 22nd (8-9 rehearsals)
Performances: Sunday, March 29 2020 at Storrs Congregational Church
"We are the Stories" - collaborative festival of women's choirs
Chamber (small group) opportunities: TBD
SESSION 3 - Spring (special session)
Rehearsal Dates: January 19th; April 7th - May 7th
Performance: Saturday, May 9th at 7:30pm at Eastern CT State University
* There is a small tuition fee ($25) per singer each session to participate. if you cannot afford the cost to participate, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a fee waiver.
Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Spring 2019
photo credit Michael Zager
Concert: When Earth Stands Still - Spring 2019
photo credit Jamie Spillane