Voices of Concinnity 

Committed to incorporating the role of vocal color into crating exquisite music, Voices of Concinnity is a 12-voice professional chamber ensemble of dedicated, seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds who strive to cultivate the art of ensemble singing.  Their sound described as being "like silky smooth butter in musical form" by an audience member, 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 ensemble's dedication to the exploration of "coming to agreement*" of our unique voices in lieu of altering our individual vocal timbre.  

   

Directed by Sarah Kaufold, Concinnity was founded in 2018 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 creating innovative and provocative music programs that encourage the engagement of the community in quality, living music.

 

Concinnity is the recipient of 2020 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant through Choral Arts New England.

*term coined and promoted by Donald Brinegar (renowned choral and vocal pedagogue in Southern California)

 

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LISTENING EXCERPTS FROM LIVE RECORDINGS

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Evensong Service

Anglican Chant (Bairstow) - Voices of Concinnity
Magnificat-Dorian (Tallis)-Voices of Concinnity
 

Virtual Choir

Being an artist in the time of COVID-19 has been a struggle and a difficult transition.  There is no replacement for live singing and music-making.  Yet, 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.  

Voices of Concinnity partnered with composer Cheryl Engelhardt in late March to explore creating a choral composition that expressed the feelings of our singers while in isolation.  This composition was recorded remotely, in a layering fashion to mimic as closely as possible the impression of all of Concinnity singing together.  

 

Our Musicians

Erin Bartram, Samuel Beckwith, Liz Bologna, Kara Hart, Christopher Hartel, Sarah Kaufold,

Brian Jones, Erica Maas Shippee, Alex O'Neil, Daniel Pavone, Alex Walker, Jermaine Woodard, Jr.

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Sarah Kaufold, Artistic Director

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We are anonprofit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3). 

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CONTACT

Consonare Choral Community

P.O. Box 338

Mansfield Center, Connecticut 06250

Cultivating consonance 

and building community

through choral music

in Connecticut.

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Sarah Kaufold

Artistic Director

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