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Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

Our premier concert of the 2016-17 season is a collaboration of five young musical professionals from the Hartford area. Led by First Church Minister of Music Noah Smith, Vox Illuminae have been performing together for over a year. Their superbly blended voices promise a moving musical experience created by the clear high notes of soprano Mary DiRoberts, rich middle tones of alto Riley Blaakman and tenor Josh Lara, and the deep resonance of bass Keith Sisterhenm.


All five members of Vox Illuminae have extensive advanced musical training and have performed as soloists and as members of ensembles, large and small. Professional associations include the Hartt School of Music; Westminster Choir College; Eastman School of Music; CONCORA, Connecticut's premiere professional choir; and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.


The members of Vox Illuminae are skilled instrumentalists as well as exceptional vocalists. Their program will include a wide genre of choral and instrumental compositions, including musicals, Baroque period pieces, opera and other classical compositions accompanied by piano, flute and trombone. This concert promises to be a radiant and eclectic musical performance.
 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm

For 27 years, this community ensemble of brass musicians has been entertaining audiences throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with their high-energy, high-spirited music.

Under the direction of Willard Minton, the Harmonious Brass Choir, made up of serious amateur and professional musicians, will entertain you with music of all styles and from many periods of musical history. Each concert presents a varied program which often includes hymn tunes or folk song arrangements, Sousa marches, transcriptions of orchestral literature, music from operas and Broadway shows, and representative original works for brass selected from the ensemble’s extensive library. This music library continues to grow through the efforts of ensemble members who have written original works or arrangements for The Harmonious Brass Choir.

This unique musical ensemble will treat you to an exciting and uplifting concert which is sure to satisfy everyone’s musical taste and provide lots of musical fun!
 

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Get ready for a fun concert! The Silk City Chorus is a 60-man chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, dedicated to preserving the American song book through four-part a capella harmony, and they will sing tunes from nearly every one of the last 12 decades.

Organized in 1963, the SCC is one of the premier choruses in the state and in Southern New England. Under the direction of Todd Lamson, its members range in age from 20 to 70 and come from nearly 35 different communities and several states. The chorus has been recognized for consistent excellence within the Barbershop community, including recently winning the “Together In Song” competition hosted by WGBY.

The success of the group is due to both to its commitment to excellence and ability to integrate musical technique with emotional interpretation. They are known for their innovative show inventions, such as the fan-favorite staging as a group of lost pirates seeking their forgotten buried treasure before the IRS repossesses their ship!

Join us for this entertaining performance – you’ll probably find yourself singing along!
 

Requested Donation:
General Admission $20 / Members, Seniors & Students $15

For more information call (860) 668-7223

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

There will be some foot tappin’, head bobbin’, sing-along entertainment goin’ on with Sarah the Fiddler and her band! Accompanied by Keith DaSilva on drums and Joe Dziok on piano and accordion, Sarah’s high energy and enthusiastic musical style is great fun as she takes her audience on a spirited good time playing rousing reels, lively polkas, Irish tunes, and even some classical music, played with Sarah’s own personal flair.

Sarah first played the violin at the age of 4, using the Suzuki Method. At age 6, she was introduced to fiddle music and began competing in fiddle contests and festivals all over New England. Over the years, she won hundreds of competitions due to her exceptional talent – and her personable, animated style. At these festivals, she had the opportunity to meet and play alongside some of the best “old-tymer” fiddlers and they instilled in Sarah a passion for old time music. She still plays a fiddle given to her by New England fiddler "Uncle Willie" Lapman which carries a history of over 200 years of song.


This show will be great fun for the whole family! Don’t miss it!
 

 

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
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