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 Choir Matrix 

Choir Matrix is a community choral ensemble open to all soprano and alto singers with no audition, devoted to empowering and building community through choral music in northeastern Connecticut.

  

Our mission as an ensemble is to connect with the community and each other through the exploration of interesting choral music, including the promotion of historically excluded composers, within an engaging, encouraging, and intergenerational environment. Matrix focuses on healthy vocal technique and artistic excellence. Directed by Sarah Kaufold.

  

We encourage those with children to join us as we have a tandem youth choral program (Consonare Youth Choirs) that rehearses at the same time. Youth Singers ages 13 and up are welcome to sing with Choir Matrix.

Each year, we invite a guest conductor or composer to do a workshop with this ensemble.  Choir Matrix has worked with Ellen Gilson Voth (CT composer and conductor), Melissa Dunphy (world renown composer), Sarah Quartel (world renown composer), and Meredith Ziegler (mezzo soprano and vocal instructor)

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To promote inclusion in Choir Matrix, 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 or no cost for those experiencing financial hardships

  • provide additional music learning resources and offer extra rehearsals for new
    singers to ensure artistic excellence for all

  • 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.  Once you become a member of the Choir Matrix community, you will always be welcome to return if you miss a session.  Choir Matrix rehearses on Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm at Storrs Congregational Church on the UConn Storrs campus.

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 SESSION 1 - FALL
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Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00pm -- Storrs Congregational Church, Storrs

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Choral Workshop -  Inclusive Choral Formations (open to the public)

Saturday, November 19, 2022 -- St. Mary's Church, Willimantic

Choir Matrix, Voices of Concinnity, Consonare Youth Choir

Concert - BELONGING:  songs that bring us together

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 SESSION 2 - WINTER

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:00pm -- Storrs Congregational Church

Choir Matrix & Consonare Youth Choir

Choral Workshop -  We are the Stories Being Composed

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00pm -- Location announced soon

Choir Matrix & Consonare Youth Choir

Concert : BEING COMPOSED:  folk songs that tell our stories

Rehearsals will start January 8, 2023

 SESSION 3 - SPRING

Members of Choir Matrix sing with our Consonare Community Choir, which is an SATB ensemble.

More information available here.

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Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Spring 2019

photo credit Michael Zager

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Concert:  When Earth Stands Still - Spring 2019

photo credit Jamie Spillane