Voices of Concinnity is a new 12-voice chamber ensemble, sponsored by Consonare Choral Community, of dedicated, seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds who strive to cultivate the art of choral singing. Through the exploration of the alignment of vocal timbres, Concinnity will experiment with arrangement of singers and the role of intonation in an attempt to maximize a unified choral sound without compromising the unique vocal timbre (color) of each singer.
The word "concinnity" means the harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something, which encompasses our ensemble's explorations of the blending, or better stated as "coming to agreement"*, of our unique voices without altering our singing with a free tone.
This vocal chamber ensemble, directed by Sarah Kaufold, is dedicated to creating innovative and provocative music programs that encourage the engagement of the community in quality, living choral music.
*term coined and promoted by Donald Brinegar (renowned choral and vocal pedagogue in Southern California)
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Sarah Kaufold, Artistic Director