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 Past Concinnity Performances 

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2021-22 Season

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Woven Skies Concert Series

   

Woven Skies Concert Series presented by Consonare Choral Community and featuring Voices of Concinnity will be presented as three (3) separate live and in-person concert collaborations.

   

Why "Woven Skies"?  The idea was to craft a program to encourage us all to draw their eyes upward to remind us of our shared humanity.  The orbits and paths of celestial entities are intertwined and intersect, much like the woven threads of fabric.  The sky should be a reflection of our connection here on earth since we all look up at the same stars and rely on the gift of the same sun. But, injustice stands in our way.  Our Woven Skies Concert Series will feature collaborations to illuminate through choral music how turning our eyes to the celestial can build community here on earth.

Stars are for All Who Look Up (woven skies #1)

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:00pm 

Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford

 

Admission $15*

*No one is turned away if the ticket price is a hardship
Tickets are currently available at the door, but seating is limited

Face masks will be worn by singers and audience.

CONCERT (Live and in-person)

This concert will capture your sense of awe and wonder with beautiful, celestial choral music underneath the stars.

This special concert will feature a collaboration between two accomplished New England vocal chamber ensembles: Voices of Concinnity and Unitus Ensemble.  Celestial projections will accompany reflective and thought-provoking choral music about the night sky and access to seeing the stars, including "Stars" by Erik Esenvalds, "Sing to the Moon" by Laura Mvula, a new arrangment of "Follow the Drinking Gourd" by Anthony Trecek-King, and works by Fanny Hensel, Marques L.A. Garrett, Claudio Monteverdi, and more.   

    

There is an excellent pre-concert virtual panel discussion exploring the question, "Are stars for all who look up?"  It is free to attend - more information is below.

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Sarah Kaufold, Artistic Director

Performers

VOICES OF CONCINNITY

Connecticut ensemble that seeks to connect with the community through exquisitely crafted and innovative choral programming that fosters inclusion, promotes collaboration, illuminates variety, and ensures affordable access.

UNITUS ENSEMBLE

a Boston based vocal ensemble that seeks to create emotionally immersive concert experiences that spark reflection, promote socially just education, and inspire action.

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Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director

We take the health of our performers and audience very seriously; therefore, the appropriate safety precautions against COVID-19  will be
in place 
for this performance including the wearing of face masks for the singers and the audience.

PRE-CONCERT DISCUSSION (VIRTUAL)

In advance of the concert, we held an important virtual discussion exploring the question, "Are stars for all who look up?" on March 31st.

 

If you missed this incredible discussion, we have good news! The video is now available through YouTube and linked on our discussion page.  It will be free to watch and a great introduction to the concert.

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This concert and facilitated discussion is presented by Consonare Choral Community in partnership with Charter Oak Cultural Center.

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Support for this event has been provided to Consonare Choral Community from CT Humanities (CTH), which has been made possible by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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The Gift of the Same Sun (woven skies #2)

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Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:00pm 

Second Baptist Church , Suffield

 

Suggested Donation $20*

*No one is turned away if giving a donation is a hardship

Through the singing of thoughtful and compelling choral works that explore our connection to the sun and one another, this live and in-person concert The Gift of the Same Sun will explore the contributing factors of food equity through a special collaboration between two New England chamber choirs:  Voices of Concinnity and Novi Cantori.  Featuring works by Caroline Shaw, Saunder Choi, Moira Smiley, Dan Forrest, Cheryl Engelhardt, and more. 

Proceeds from this concert will benefit Grow Hartford Youth Program, a non-profit organization that advocates for food injustice and Holyoke Food and Equity Collective, who strives to build a food system in Holyoke, MA that is equitable and accessible for all.

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Sarah Kaufold, Artistic Director

Performers

NOVI CANTORI

chamber choir that strives to create emotionally resonant musical experiences, to connect and support local communities, and to feature music from historically underrepresented voices.

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Todd Truth, Artistic Director

VOICES OF CONCINNITY

Connecticut ensemble that seeks to connect with the community through exquisitely crafted and innovative choral programming that fosters inclusion, promotes collaboration, illuminates variety, and ensures affordable access.

We take the health of our performers and audience very seriously; therefore, the appropriate safety precautions against COVID-19  will be
in place 
for this performance.  We expect at this time that the wearing of face masks for the singers and the audience will be required.

The Open Heavens (woven skies #3)

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Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 7:00pm 

Trinity College Chapel, Hartford

Admission is FREE (donations accepted*)

Join us for a live choral concert with songs of heaven, the celestial, and human connection, incorporating innovative ways to explore the incredible acoustic space of Trinity College Chapel to create a soundscape that is out of this world.   The Open Heavens will feature a collaboration between our Voices of Concinnity and special guest The Choir School of Hartford.  This performance will feature a newly commissioned composition, "Despertar", composed by Karen Siegel on a text by Carlos Pintado, as well as works by William Harris, Sarah Quartel, Vittoria Aleotti, Hildegard von Bingen, Erik Esenvalds, and more.

*Admission is FREE.  Proceeds from any donations from this concert will benefit young musicians in Hartford. (Donation option on Reserve Tickets)

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Sarah Kaufold, Artistic Director

Performers

VOICES OF CONCINNITY

Connecticut ensemble that seeks to connect with the community through exquisitely crafted and innovative choral programming that fosters inclusion, promotes collaboration, illuminates variety, and ensures affordable access.

THE CHOIR SCHOOL

OF HARTFORD

a vibrant and diverse community of dedicated singers between the ages of eight and eighteen from Hartford.  

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Michelle Horsley, Artistic Director

We take the health of our performers and audience very seriously; therefore, the appropriate safety precautions against COVID-19  will be in place for this performance.  The wearing of face masks is REQUIRED for the singers and the audience by Trinity College.  

Concinnity by Candlelight

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Featuring contemplative holiday songs by Eleanor Daley, Gustav Holst, Melissa Dunphy, Yshani Perinpanayagam,  Oliver Tarney, Salamone Rossi, Benjamin Britten, some Renaissance motets, and more.

  Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 7:00pm

Saint Ann's Episcopal Church

82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 5:00pm

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

30 Church Street, Hebron, CT

Let the luminous sound of holiday choral favorites sung by

Voices of Concinnity fill you with light and warmth this season.

The concert will conclude with an audience carol sing.

 

Admission:  $20 Suggested Donation

Please Note:  Masks are required for performers and audience.

Many thanks to the following:

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With the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.”

October Sky: songs of hope & comfort

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This concert is sponsored in part by the Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 7:00pm

Storrs Congregational Church, Storrs-Mansfield

 

  

Find comfort and hope while surrounded by lush, gorgeous choral sound at this special concert.  Featuring songs of harvest, hope, and singing by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Undine Smith Moore, Sander Choi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Katerina Gimon, Frank Ticheli, and more.

  

Vaccination, masking, and social distance are required to attend in-person (Town of Mansfield mask mandate). Singers will be masked as well.**  Tickets need to be reserved in advance 

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AT-HOME LIVESTREAM OPTION

There is a live-streamed option  for at-home audiences that will go to benefit the  Lift Music Fund (a non-profit created to address racial inequality in the field of music by offering grants to young underrepresented musicians). The live-stream concert will be made available through the Lift Music Fund Facebook page.  Concert viewers can support their work directly

Past Seasons

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Sarah Kaufold

Artistic Director

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Funded in part by:

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Voices of Concinnity is sponsored

by Consonare Choral Community