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PROFESSIONAL CHOIR

Voices of Concinnity

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"Voices of Concinnity remains my favorite group.  I am always transcended to a place of peace, reflection, or joy."

Regina, audience member

DEBUT ALBUM

Awaiting Golden Light

Navona Records (2024)

Voices of Concinnity finds connection through universal experiences on AWAITING GOLDEN LIGHT. Based in Connecticut, the inclusive professional vocal ensemble melded each singer’s unique vocal qualities into the richness of choral sound for this project. Seeking connection through the isolation of a global pandemic, their members took inspiration from gazing at the glowing moon, experiencing the renewal of a new golden sunrise, anticipating wonder at the perseverance of a bulb blooming in spring, and finding solace in shining stars after the loss of a beloved. With this Navona Records release, the ensemble invites listeners to draw their eyes up toward the heavens and out beyond the horizon to find meaning.

Amy Baker | Thomas & Sharman Bartram | Ann Barry | Peggy Bologna | Cheryl Chase | Carmen Cid | Andrew M Davis | Virginia Davidson | Denise DeCarlo | David Doiron | Bruce Duncan | Michael Elloian | Geoffrey Emerick | Arthur Engler | Doris Ferner | Jane Frogley | Emma Gerstein | Nathaniel Gworek | Anne Harney | Rebecca Harris | Kara Hart | Jamie Hewitt | Kristin Hoffman | Allison Holst-Grubbe | Everett Howe | Amber Johnston | Andrew Jones | Sarah Kaufold | Rebecca Korte | Rita Lewis | Stephen Lewis | Pamela Lucas | Carolyn Maas | Helene Marcy | Cynthia Myers | Annette Pavone | James Person | Jennifer Rodriguez | Oliver Scholes | Nancy Sharp | Margaret Shea | Laurie Smith | Stephanie Summers | Alex Walker | Brendan Walsh | Catherine Whall Smith

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THANK YOU!

Many thanks to all our amazing donors. Funds are still needed to complete the project.  Please consider having supporting this album by donating below.

 

"The absolute star is the powerful interpretation of Voices of Concinnity, of extraordinary virtuosity, which reflects with extreme warmth the essence of the sonority of the choir as a whole."

Review of album "Awaiting Golden Light" by Sonograma Magazine

LISTEN

Concert Live Recordings

If you would like more videos, you can access them on our YouTube Channel by clicking the link here --->
"The video is beautiful!  Absolutely glorious!  Thank you so much for giving Alma this wonderful visibility."

Edie Hill, composer of "Alma beata et Bella" after release of the concert video

CONCERTS

2024-25 Concert Series

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Details and Ticket Information will be shared in August

Join us for a special concert event this Fall:

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ABOUT

Voices of Concinnity

Voices of Concinnity is our 12-voice professional chamber vocal ensemble of dedicated, seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds, moving audiences through innovative programming that melds the unique qualities of each voice into into a vibrant, rich choral sound.  

 

Our mission is to connect with the community in a meaningful way through exquisitely crafted, innovative choral programming that fosters inclusion, promotes collaboration, illuminates variety, and ensures affordable access.

 

Through the performance of choral music dating from the Renaissance to the contemporary, Concinnity is dedicated to illuminating the breadth and variety of choral repertoire, including works by historically excluded and living composers, to broaden our connection within our community.  As an ensemble, Concinnity focuses on individual expression within a cohesive whole, harnessing each singer’s unique vocal qualities into a rich collective sound; thus embracing an honesty that enhances the listening experience and resonates with audiences.

"This group blends so well and breathes as one. The quality of voices and music selection is extraordinary."

Review from an audience member "Concinnity by Candlelight 2021

HISTORY & IMPACT

Concinnity

Voices of Concinnity was founded in 2018 by Sarah Kaufold to help create affordable access for the community to experience professional-level choral music and to cultivate an ensemble with flexible rehearsal schedules to include singers with varying career and family commitments. The word "concinnity" means the harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something, which encompasses our approach to ensemble singing. 

We have performed over 40 live performances in the past 6 years, including on the stage at Carnegie Hall, at state and regional conferences for the American Choral Directors Association, and many CT museums. We have collaborated with numerous ensembles, including the Hartt School, Novi Cantori, Unitas Ensemble, and The Choir School of Hartford. We actively support the creation of new choral music and have commissioned and/or premiered works by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, Brian Jones, Karen Siegel, Gregory Brown, Lillie Harris, Jessica Rodman, Carolyn Quick.. We actively seek to present balanced programming, where out of the 115 songs we have performed to date, over 50% were by living composers and 35% composed by women.  

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"Voices of Concinnity remains my favorite group.  I am always transcended to a place of peace, reflection, or joy."

Regina, audience member

MUSICIANS

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