"The most glorious singing I've ever heard!" That's what one listener said after a recent concert; won't you join us this fall to hear more glorious singing with the GMChorale and Alchemy? Tickets are already selling for our exciting 2018-2019 season; order now to take advantage of the best prices of the year, and to enjoy new tickets for seniors, students, and groups. All the details are below and at the GMChorale's updated website. We hope to see you at every concert!
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Singing for a Lifetime ...
since 1977

The GMChorale now offers season subscriptions for premium and general admission seating, seniors, and students.
"Consistently masterful" ... "Richly artistic and emotionally moving" ... "Truly inspirational!"

Those are just a few of the reactions from listeners who witnessed the GMChorale's riveting performance Carissimi's oratorio Jephte in April.  Maestro D'Eugenio has again very appealing programs for 2018-2019, with more music to move and delight you and take your breath away. We hope to see you at every concert! Subscribe now to guarantee your seats - you won't want to miss a note!
When you purchase a two-concert subscription, you can save up to 25% over prices of tickets at the door.

Click HERE to subscribe now.
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 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 of classical, jazz, opera, expressionism, and musical theatre, will be on display in his virtuosic Touches for solo piano, performed by Allan Conway, and in choral selections from Mass, West Side Story, Peter Pan, and Candide.

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

Click HERE to reserve tickets now


“Bernstein was the consummate amalgam of high-brow, low-brow, and every other brow!”
Conductor Marin Alsop

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"The most beautiful choral singing I've ever heard... It was just glorious."

Alchemy Sings in Cheshire and Old Saybrook in October!

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, 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
11 Church Drive
Cheshire, CT

With the Saecula Choir
and the Chancel Choir of First Congregational Church
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Thursday October 25, 2018 7:00pm
First Church of Christ
366 Main Street

Old Saybrook, CT

With the Old Saybrook High School Choirs 
and the Chancel Choir of the First Church of Christ

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Alchemy and Friends in Ithaca, New York
In August, Alchemy was invited to present two concerts of beautiful choral music by Brahms, Duruflé, Clausen, Schumann, and more in Ithaca, New York. In one of those concerts, Alchemy performed with the Opus Ithaca Summer Choral Institute. Here they are! From left, Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio; pianist Mary Holzhauer; and Melissa Rooklidge, a member of Alchemy and co-director of the Summer Choral Institute, whose members are in the brightly colored t-shirts, with the singers of Alchemy behind them.
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, which you may visit HERE or via links at the GMChorale's refreshed website. When you purchase online, the e-tickets will 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, and there are no fees - just simple ticket prices.

If you prefer to order tickets through the postal mail, use the order form in the 2018-2019 season brochure and send the completed form with your payment to the GMChorale office. You may also find the order form at the GMChorale website. Didn't receive a brochure? Scroll down to learn how to request a copy.

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.
2018-2019 Season Brochure

The GMChorale's 2018-2019 brochure is out! If you did not receive a copy, it's because you're not on our mailing list. If you'd like to receive a print copy, 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 You can also download a PDF copy of the brochure from the GMChorale's website (not formatted for printing).
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