On Sunday, November 10, 2019, as part of its commitment to presenting new and lesser-known choral music of great quality, the 90-voice GMChorale will present the Middletown premiere of New Every Morning, a multi-movement newly-commissioned choral work by the highly-regarded, award-winning Connecticut composer Peter Niedmann.

Composed for mixed choir, soprano soloist, and organ, New Every Morning was commissioned by the First Congregational Church in Cheshire to mark the renovation of the  church's historic Aeolian-Skinner Organ. The new music will have its first performance at First Congregational Church during worship on November 3, then the GMChorale will present a public performance on November 10 in the beautiful Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown.

Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio says of this new music: “Peter Niedmann’s setting of joyful texts by two great English churchmen-poets and from several favorite Psalms is a rich musical tapestry that is by turns comforting, celebratory, and uplifting. The music dances with pronounced rhythmic underpinnings and shifting meters, sublime harmonies and a cappella sections, and a virtuosic accompaniment that sparkles and enlivens the choral writing.”

The music of award-winning composer Peter Niedmann is widely performed throughout the United States and has garnered continued critical acclaim. His choral music has been sung at The White House and at a Papal Mass for Pope John Paul II. In the Ending of the Year, for chorus and orchestra, was singled out by American Record Guide magazine as the best new piece on Harvard University Choir's CD, Carols from the Yard. The American Organist magazine has praised his music as "thoughtful, well-wrought, and appealing." In 2019, Peter Niedmann won the Fyfe Prize—an international competition—for composition of a new anthem.

The November 10 program also includes evocative choral music by John Rutter, David Conte, Dan Forrest, and James Mulholland, composers whose works are admired as contemporary classics. Allan Conway accompanies from the piano. Soprano Melissa Clark is the featured soloist in New Every Morning; violinist Christa Berezowskyj and pianist Garrett Artman join Mr. Conway in folksong settings by Dan Forrest.

We are thrilled that composer Sarah Meneely-Kyder will give a pre-concert talk beginning at 3:15 in the auditorium, offering a composer's unique perspective on this program of fresh choral works. Meneely-Kyder is well-known in Connecticut and beyond for her oratorio Letter from Italy 1944, composed for and premiered by the GMChorale.

We hope to see you at what is sure to be a memorable concert!
New Every Morning

A concert of “fresh choral classics” featuring the local premiere of a newly-commissioned choral work by the award-winning Connecticut composer Peter Niedmann.

The GMChorale, soprano Melissa Clark, violinist Christa Berezowskyj, and pianist Allan Conway, all conducted by the GMChorale’s Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio.

November 10, 2019

Doors open at 3:00pm

Pre-concert talk  by Sarah Meneely-Kyder at 3:15pm

Middletown High School

Santo Fragilio
Performing Arts Center

200 La Rosa Lane
Middletown, CT

The concert site is fully accessible. There is ample free, off-street parking in the school lot. See seating chart and photo below.

Tickets on sale now:
$9-$40 in advance
$10-$45 at the door

Click HERE for tickets to this concert.

Interested in a season subscription? Click HERE for tickets and information. Subscriptions are available until November 1.

Interested in bringing a group to hear this new music? We offer discounted tickets for groups of 8 or more adults, available at the online ticket store.

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Your GMChorale Concert Ticket Guide

Enjoy the best prices on single tickets by ordering now. 
   Premium Seating: $40 in advance, $45 at the door

   General admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
   Seniors: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
   Students: $9 in advance, $10 at the door
   Groups: $23 when purchased in groups of 8 or more (advance sales only)

Click HERE for tickets for the November 10 Concert "New Every Morning"

Click HERE for tickets for the April 26 concert "With Joy of Heart and Gladness"

Season Subscriptions are available until November 1, 2019.

Each subscription includes one ticket for each of the GMChorale's concerts on November 10, 2019 and April 26, 2020.

Subscription prices for 2019-2020:

   $76 Premium Seating
   $56 General Admission
   $46 Senior (ages 65+)
   $16 Student (ages 7-22; college students show ID at the door)

Click HERE to purchase season subscriptions. 

The GMChorale now offers premium tickets for the "best seats in the house." No, they're not down front in the first rows; instead, we've set aside the seats with the best view of the raised stage and, more importantly, the best blended sound. Take a look at the seating chart shown below. 

Coming with a group of 8 or more adults? Purchase 8 or more tickets together with the group rate and get the best bargain of all - just $23 each for general admission ticket (adults of all ages). Group rates do not apply to premium or student tickets. Advance sales only. 

Not sure about ordering tickets online? It's quick, easy, and secure, and your tickets arrive in minutes. When you order tickets at our secure online store, your tickets will arrive via email as PDFs. You may print these and bring the paper copies to the concert, or you may use your mobile device to show the email that has your e-tickets.

Prefer to order by mail? Easy! Click HERE to open a printable PDF order form at the GMChorale website or clip the form from the GMChorale's 2019-2020 brochure, arriving soon. Mail your completed form to the GMChorale office with your payment and receive your tickets by return postal mail or by email, or choose that they be left at Will Call for you or your friends. 

Would you prefer to talk to a real person? We're ready to take your order! Call the GMChorale office at 860-316-4854 and leave a message; we'll return your call to say hello and take your order. Have your credit card handy.

Tickets will also be on sale at the door for the GMChorale concerts on November 10 and April 26 beginning at 3:00pm. If you plan to attend the pre-concert talk at 3:15pm, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line.

For more information, visit the Ticket page at the GMChorale website.

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There's a seat waiting for you here in the spacious, comfortable auditorium at the Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown, where the GMChorale performs. The site is fully accessible, with ample free parking in the adjacent lot.
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The GMChorale is partially funded by generous grants from the following: the Middletown Commission On The Arts; The Marjorie Jolidon Fund of the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists; and Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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