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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 quality 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.


Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Spring 2019

photo credit Michael Zager


Concert:  When Earth Stands Still - Spring 2019

photo credit Jamie Spillane