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GMChorale's "Resounding Voices" season opens with two concerts this weekend, October 14 and October 15, by ALCHEMY, the new vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale. Scroll down to read more!
 
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In the 2017-2018 season, the GMChorale presents Resounding Voices, a series of concerts to celebrate the beauty of choral music, especially the glory of many “resounding voices” in a unified ensemble. The programs offer a wealth of musical gems, from pearls of the Renaissance and Baroque to the vocal gold of Alchemy, the GMChorale’s new vocal chamber ensemble. Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio has selected music that spans five centuries to highlight the great vocal diversity and artistry of GMChorale. Subscribe now to guarantee your seat at every concert! Subscriptions for the two-concert series are available for $60; single tickets are available for $15-35.
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Where the Earth Meets the Sky

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:00pm

MHS Performing Arts Center
 
200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown, CT


In a wide-ranging program, the GMChorale’s opening concert in the “Resounding Voices” season presents evocative choral music that explores our connections to the earth and to each other. Where the Earth Meets the Sky includes beautiful settings of poetry by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and John Rutter, as well as lyrics from Native American, Shaker, and American folk traditions. Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio has selected music of many moods – rousing, poignant, contemplative, subtle, and ecstatic – to showcase the “resounding voices” of the GMChorale. The Middletown High School Chorus will join the GMChorale in several selections. Tickets: Single tickets, $15-$35; two-concert adult subscription, $60; group rate for 10 or more, $30 each.

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Festival of Carols

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:00pm

First Congregational Church

111 Church Drive, Cheshire CT


Welcome the holiday season with 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 Director of Music 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. Tickets: This memory-making festival is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

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; two-concert adult subscription, $60; group rate for 10 or more, $30.

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Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, starting this weekend! 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.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:00pm
First Congregational Church – 111 Church Drive – Cheshire, CT
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:00pm
Sacred Heart Church – 26 Wintonbury Avenue – Bloomfield, CT
 

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:00pm
Bethany Lutheran Church – 50 Court Street – Cromwell, CT
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5:00pm
Calvary Episcopal Church – 27 Church Street – Stonington, CT
 

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

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00pm
United Congregational Church – 45 Tolland Green – Tolland, CT 

 

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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As the GMChorale Begins its
Fifth Decade of Glorious Music…

As the GMChorale enters its fifth decade, we are committed to sustaining the thrilling concert experiences that you have come to expect, even as we look to the future with new initiatives to nurture and support the creation and performance of choral music in our community and beyond.

You can help make it happen! When you join the GMChorale’s many loyal patrons with your 2017-2018 donation to the Anniversary Fund, you will be supporting...
  • Exuberant performances of quality choral music in a wide range of styles and genres.
  • Enriching experiences for audience and singers, with programs that explore emotions, expand horizons, and offer opportunities to be moved by the transformative power of beautiful choral music.
  • A new Mentorship Initiative in honor of Joseph D’Eugenio’s twentieth season as the GMChorale’s Artistic Director. The Mentorship Initiative (described below) honors Joe’s gifts as a superb musician and talented teacher by supporting the GMChorale’s mentoring of student singers and emerging professional singers, accompanists, conductors and composers, as described below.
Consider how your tax-deductible gift to the Chorale can help make the music possible:
 

$ 100 supports a student scholarship for a semester

$ 250 supports accompanist needs

$ 500 supports a professional vocal soloist or instrumentalist

$ 1,000 supports mentors for student singers, accompanists and conductors

$ 2,500 supports the production of the season’s concert program books


You can be part of these meaningful programs in our community, throughout the region, and across the state by making a gift to GMChorale.

As you make your gift, please consider how your generosity can make a difference to a young singer or conductor, to a composer, and especially to those who, like you, seek the beauty of human voices raised in song. Thank you for your support – it makes all the difference.

To donate now, click the blue button below to jump to GMChorale's secure giving site. An opportunity for being part of the Anniversary Fund will also be included in the GMChorale's forthcoming season brochure. Thank you!

 
The Anniversary Fund is the GMChorale’s Fifth Decade funding umbrella that includes all gifts by individuals to the GMChorale. The GMChorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
Give now to the GMChorale Anniversary Fund
The GMChorale’s Mentorship Initiative 2017-2018

In the twenty years since his appointment as Artistic Director of the GMChorale, Joe D’Eugenio has developed a uniquely successful mentoring program that has enriched and supported the musical development of many young musicians, especially young professionals. In recognition of Joe‘s commitment to this broad, generous vision for the GMChorale in the community, the mentoring program will be a focus for the 2017-2018 season. Among those who benefit from this outreach program are:
  • Younger music students from nearby towns and at Middletown High School through coordination with the MHS Choral Director, and during various musical events in which they perform with the GMChorale.
  • Young professional vocalists and music education students through participation in the GMChorale’s new vocal chamber ensemble Alchemy and through musical leadership opportunities within the Chorale itself, such as conducting, accompanying, and leading sectional rehearsals, all under Joe’s tutelage.
  • GMChorale audiences through pre-concert lectures, organ crawls, and other events outside the concert hall.
  • GMChorale singers of all ages, with a special commitment to those who have sung with Joe in the last twenty years.
Click Here to Support the Mentorship Initiative
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