Voices of Concinnity is a 12-voice professional ensemble of dedicated, seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds who strive to cultivate the art of chamber ensemble singing in Connecticut.
Our mission is to connect with the community through exquisitely crafted, living choral music
that fosters inclusion with innovative and collaborative programming, explores representation in choral music,
and ensures affordable access to quality performances and programs for all.
Their sound described as "silky smooth butter in musical form" by an audience member, Voices of Concinnity works to maximize overtones and unity of sound to create a harmonious, artful landscape of voices. The word "concinnity" means the harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something, which encompasses our approach to ensemble singing.
Voices of Concinnity was founded in 2018 by Sarah Kaufold, Artistic Director, to help create affordable access for the community to experience professional-level vocal chamber music. Through the performance of choral music from the Renaissance to the contemporary, Concinnity is dedicated to fulfilling our mission, even during the pandemic.
Concinnity is the recipient of 2020 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant through Choral Arts New England.
Being an artist in the time of COVID-19 has been a struggle and a difficult transition. Although there is no replacement for live singing and music-making, Voices of Concinnity has committed to adapting and continuing to explore creative ways to sing together and share beautiful music with others during this time of social distancing and isolation.
We commissioned and recorded virtually a song from composer Cheryl Engelhardt that encapsulated the singers' varied experiences at the beginning of the pandemic.
We started recording outside while masked and distanced, which was not without its challenges. However, we collaborated with the Mark Twain house, sang in some unconventional spaces, battled the sounds of nature, and continued to find ways to #keepsinging.
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Bruce Barger, Erin Bartram, Liz Bologna, Kara Hart, Christopher Hartel, Sarah Kaufold,
Brian Jones, Erica Maas Shippee, Michael McAvaney, Daniel Pavone, Alex Walker, Jermaine Woodard, Jr.
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Supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England.
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