Tickets are now on sale for the GMChorale's 2018-2019 season! Read on for information about the upcoming concerts, new ticket prices and options, easy online ordering, a new series of concerts from Alchemy, and much more. We hope to see you at every concert!
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Singing for a Lifetime ...
since 1977
For the 2018-2019 season, the GMChorale's Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio has crafted another engaging concert series, offering classic choral masterpieces alongside equally superb though lesser-known works that are sure to become new favorites. The GMChorale will perform two contrasting programs of enduringly beautiful choral music, and Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale, now in its third season, will present another in its series of concerts in communities across the state.

Read Maestro D'Eugenio's thoughts about the coming season HERE (including a preview of the GMChorale's exciting new "Singing for a Lifetime" initiative), then scroll down for details on all the wonderful music that awaits you as the season unfolds.

November 11, 2018

Pre-concert talk at 3:15pm

Middletown High School Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center
200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT

The GMChorale joins the global celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centenary with a program of music by Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Randall Thompson. These giants of the 20th century American musical scene knew each other not only as friends but in deeply influential mentoring and teaching relationships; between them, they created a new, distinctively American sound. Copland’s deep roots in American folk music will be heard in a selection of spiritual arrangements, including his iconic “At the River.” Thompson’s affinity for the singing voice and his sensitive text settings have ensured that his Frostiana and Alleluia remain fresh and compelling. Bernstein’s wide-ranging virtuosity, encompassing the languages of classical, jazz, opera, expressionism, and musical theatre, will be on display in his virtuosic Touches for solo piano and in choral selections from Mass, West Side Story, Peter Pan, and Candide.

$8-$35 in advance
$10-$40 at the door

Click HERE for tickets


May 5, 2019

Pre-concert talk at 3:15pm

Middletown High School Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center
200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT

The Austrian composer Anton Bruckner may be best-known for his symphonies, eleven immense orchestral works that are vast in scale and dimension. But in his “day job” as an organist and choirmaster, he composed a wealth of exquisite sacred music for his choirs at Sankt Florian monastery (where he had been a choirboy in his youth) and at the cathedral at Linz. His ethereal Mass No. 2 in E minor, composed in 1866 to celebrate a new chapel in the Linz cathedral, is scored for eight-voice mixed choir and a small group of wind instruments. This Mass, widely acknowledged as among Bruckner’s best works, evokes the cathedralesque musical architecture of the Renaissance masters overlaid with the rich harmonies of the nineteenth century. The program also includes a selection of motets by Bruckner and others.

$8-$35 in advance
$10-$40 at the door

Click HERE for tickets



When you purchase a two-concert subscription, you can save up to 25% over prices of tickets at the door.

"Consistently masterful" ... "Richly artistic and emotionally moving" ... "Truly inspirational!"

Those are just a few of the reactions from listeners who who witnessed April's riveting performance Carissimi's oratorio Jephte, music that is of high artistic merit yet has fallen outside the mainstream of "top forty" choral music.  

We hope to see you at every concert! Subscribe now to guarantee your seat - you won't want to miss a note!

The GMChorale now offers season subscriptions for premium and general admission, seniors, and students.

HERE to subscribe.

Special Event!
A Festival of Carols

Saturday, December 15, 2018

First Congregational Church
111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT
Warm up to the holiday season on December 15, 2018, with the 15th edition of A Festival of Carols, the much-loved annual presentation by the GMChorale, the vibrant Chancel Choir of Cheshire’s First Congregational Church, and singers from the Cheshire community, all directed and accompanied by Joseph D’Eugenio, Artistic Director of the GMChorale and Choir Director and Organist at First Congregational Church. Listen as the Christmas story unfolds in seasonal readings and choral anthems, and add your voice when all join to sing traditional Christmas carols. This memory-making festival is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale

Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale, offers a series concerts across the state that often feature collaborations with local ensembles and performers. Now in its third season, and 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 concerts, called Come to the Music, features a cappella and accompanied choral music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Fauré, Siegfried, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Thompson, Vierne, and Clausen.

No tickets are required for these concerts; a free will donation will be accepted.


Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 7:00pm
First Congregational Church – Cheshire, CT
With the United Girls Choir

Thursday October 25, 2018 – 7:00pm
First Church of Christ – Old Saybrook, CT
With the Old Saybrook High School Choirs 
and the Chancel Choir of the First Church of Christ

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 4:00pm
Bethany Lutheran Church – Cromwell, CT

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 7:30pm
First Church of Christ, Congregational – Glastonbury, CT

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 4:00pm
United Congregational Church of Tolland – Tolland, CT
With the Chancel Choir of the United Congregational Church of Tolland

Additional engagements will be posted at

Alchemy Performs in Ithaca
August 18-19, 2018

In August, Alchemy will present two concerts of choral music by Brahms, Duruflé, Schumann, and others in Ithaca, New York.


August 18, 2018

with the Opus Ithaca
Choir Camp

St. Paul’s United
Methodist Church

402 North Aurora Street


August 19, 2018

St. Catherine of Siena

309 Siena Drive, Ithaca

We Love Pre-Concert Talks, Too!

Nearly 200 people arrived early to the GMChorale's April 29 performance of Jephte to hear the pre-concert talk by Neely Bruce, one of Connecticut's most engaging music educators. Inspired by this enthusiastic reception, we've scheduled pre-concert talks for ticket-holders before each of the GMChorale's concerts in November and May (speakers TBD).
New Ticket Options for 2018-2019 GMChorale Concerts

When you order tickets for GMChorale concerts, you will notice a new price plan and more options.

We've lowered ticket prices overall, added tickets for seniors (65+), and broadened the student ticket to cover ages 7-22. We hope these changes will make it possible for more people to join us in listening to and enjoying beautiful choral music.

Those who like to gather friends to attend a concert can take advantage of the lower minimum for group purchases (from 10 to 8), and the new senior group rate. And we've also added a new premium seating category.

We continue to offer several easy methods for purchasing tickets.

Online sales are quick and easy at our secure online store. E-tickets arrive in your email box; you may print them and bring them to the concert, or simply show them on your mobile device. You don't need to create an account to purchase tickets.

If you prefer to order tickets through the postal mail, look for our 2018-2019 season brochure, scheduled to reach you right after Labor Day, and return the completed form with your payment. (If you are not on our print mailing list and would like to be, send your name, postal address, and email address to

You may also order your tickets by phone. Leave a message at 860-316-4854, and a GMChorale volunteer will return your call. Have your ticket order and credit card information handy.

Are You On Our Mailing List?

The GMChorale's 2018-2019 brochure will be mailed in mid-August. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, or if you've had a change of name, address, or email, please let us know! Send your request, with your full name, postal address, and email address to
Singers in all voice parts are invited to audition to join the GMChorale

Singers interested in joining the GMChorale for the 2018-2019 season may participate in open rehearsals on Tuesday, September 4, and Tuesday, September 11, 2018, prior to an audition with Joseph D'Eugenio. Registration is required. For more information, please visit

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