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UPPER VOICE CHOIR

Choir Matrix

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ABOUT

Choir Matrix

Choir Matrix is an upper voice ensemble open to all soprano and alto singers with no audition that meets during the fall and winter.  Directed by Sarah Kaufold.

 

Our mission is to empower singers through healthy vocal technique and artistic exploration while connecting with the community through choral music that includes songs that amplify the voices of women and other historically oppressed composers.  

We encourage those who are caregivers to join us as we have a tandem youth choral program (Consonare Youth Choirs) that rehearses at the same time. High school singers ages 14 and up are invited to sing with Choir Matrix.  

 

Each year, we have invited experts to present 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), Diana Woolner (CT composer), and Meredith Ziegler (mezzo soprano and vocal instructor).

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SING WITH US

Rehearsals are Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm

Storrs Congregational Church (Mansfield)

To promote inclusion in Choir Matrix, we... 

  • offer choral opportunities where all singers are welcome and no audition is necessary

  • strive to offer participation at a low cost for all 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.  

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Seeking New Singers!

Our WINTER Session starts January 14th and registration is open now.  Register today!

Fall 2023 Session

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For this Fall Session, we will be exploring the experience of singing around the fire with music of community, mystery, and storytelling.

Matrix Fall Dates of Opportunity

Friday, September 1 at 7:00PM

We are singing at the Hartford Yard Goats baseball game - all singers are welcome to sing with us!  More information here

Sunday, September 10 at 2:00PM

Our youth are performing a Cabaret in our rehearsal space - come support their singing, connect with other singers over cookies.

Sunday, September 10 at 3:00PM

Choir Matrix first rehearsal of the fall session!

Saturday, September 30 at 2:00PM

Celebrate Mansfield festival where some Matrix members are singing.

Friday, October 6 at 6:00PM

Consonare is hosting a "Friday Night Firelight", which is a communal singing experience open to all.  We hope you will join us. More information is available here.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:00PM

Choir Matrix and Consonare Youth Choir performance of "Firelight" at St. Mary's Church in Willimantic. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, 11/17.

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at afternoon

We have sung for the Winter Welcome in Downtown Storrs 

Matrix Winter Dates of Opportunity

Sunday, December 10th at 10AM

We annually sing at Storrs Congregational Church to thank them for use of the space and available singers  will be performing for their holiday concert

Sunday, January 14th at 3:00PM

Choir Matrix first rehearsal of the winter session!

Sunday, March 3 at 3:00PM

Our fourth annual "We are the Stories" workshop, which will explore a special topic related to our theme for the session​ that will include body work and vocal improvisation.

Saturday, March 23 at 7:00PM

Choir Matrix and Consonare Youth Choir performance of "Refraction" at a location yet to be determined. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, 3/22.

Winter 2024 Session

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For the Winter Session, we will be redirecting how we see ourselves through sharing music and exploring the mind-body connection.

Seeking New Singers!

Our WINTER Session starts January 14th and registration is open now.  Register today!

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