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GMChorale's "Resounding Voices" season continues on Sunday, April 29 with a performance of Jephte, the oratorio by Carissimi that set the standard for later works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and others. Come hear for yourself the interplay between chorus, soloists, and orchestra as the heartbreaking tale unfolds of a father's rash promise and a daughter's loving response.
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Jephte

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00PM

MHS Performing Arts Center

200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Giacomo Carissimi’s heartbreakingly beautiful oratorio Jephte, a story of loss and reconciliation set to some of the most exquisite music of the early Baroque. Carissimi, whose innovations made lasting impressions on Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, established much of what we now consider traditional to the Baroque oratorio, including the use of vocal soloists and the alternation of recitatives and arias. Though Jephte is considered an exemplar of mid-17th-century oratorio, it is rarely performed. To complement the oratorio, the ensemble will present other choral gems of the Renaissance and Baroque in this final concert of the “Resounding Voices” series.

Tickets: Single tickets, $15-$35; the group rate for 10 or more tickets purchased together, $30.

Reserve Tickets for "Jephte"
Coming up in the next issues of this newsletter

As the concert approaches, we'll share more information here to enrich your listening experience, including features about Giacomo Carissimi's life story, about the story and music of Jephte, and about how and why Jephte was (and remains) so important in music history. Curious about how to pronounce it? It's YEF-teh.

In the meantime, don't wait to reserve your tickets! Click HERE or on the red button above! Tickets will also be available the door, but an advance purchase is recommended for this special event.
Save the dates for these upcoming events!

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4:00pm
Orange Congregational Church
205 Meeting House Lane,– Orange, CT

 

Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, continues its first full season concerts across Connecticut on Sunday, March 11 at 4:00PM. Led by founding director Joseph D’Eugenio, the ensemble, known for its ability to adapt its sound to a broad variety of repertoire, took the name “Alchemy” in recognition of the ancient, mystical art of creating gold through transformation and refinement. Already recognized for its vocal beauty, richness, and subtlety, this 24-voice ensemble brings a touch of gold to interpretations of Romantic and contemporary choral music. This season’s program, We Shall Begin to Shine, showcases Alchemy’s versatility and artistry with an engaging program of a cappella and accompanied choral music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Pianist Allan Conway accompanies. Tickets: No tickets are required; a free-will offering will be received at each event.

SPECIAL EVENT! GMChorale Gala

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00PM

Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill

421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT

 

Celebrate the close of the thrilling “Resounding Voices” season with members and friends of the GMChorale at the elegant and welcoming Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT. This lovely Gala Celebration, a tradition in the GMChorale family, presents an opportunity to enjoy fine food and drink, meet and greet the musicians of the Chorale, hear about what’s planned for the upcoming season, and of course, listen to some fine choral singing. Tickets: $75.

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