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2010 - 2011 SEASON

Great Performance Series


Special Events


For tickets or more information about the performances listed below,
please call (860) 293-0567 or visit

All artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.



The center of CONCORA's mission is to bring the highest quality of choral music to the Connecticut community.  The 2010-2011 Great Performances series focuses on some of the pillars of choral music: carols and folk songs, classical masterpieces, and opera.


with Richard Coffey, artistic director
Sunday, December 5, 2010 . 4:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church of the Reformation

(Franklin Square, New Britain, CT)

This holiday program will feature charming folk music, carols, and modern Christmas classics from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, including our traditional audience sing-along.

Tickets: $45 for preferred seating

$25 for general admission; $10 student tickets


with Richard Coffey, artistic director

Leonid Sigal, violin
Sunday, February 27, 2011 . 4:00 p.m.
Immanuel Congregational Church (Hartford CT)

CONCORA's annual collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is "Bach" this season with the rarely-performed Missa Brevis in F Major, Cantata 40, Cantata 102, and the Violin Concerto in A minor as performed by HSO concertmaster (principal violinist) Leonid Sigal. This concert will celebrate the magic of Bach's sublime choral music and will feature CONCORA soloists singing in an acoustically and visually stunning space.

Tickets: $45 for preferred seating

$25 for general admission; $10 student tickets



Festival Offers Workshops, Training & Performance for Amateur Musicians

CONCORA, Connecticut’s premier professional choir, will welcome amateur singers to participate in its first Winter Bach Festival. Participants will study, explore, and sing the music of Bach, culminating in CONCORA’s Bach! concert on February 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford.  

Highlights of the festival include a sing-through of Bach’s ‘greatest choral hits’ under the direction of Richard Coffey; a lecture-seminar given by Bach Scholar, Rev. Louis G. Nuechterlein; observation and participation in a CONCORA rehearsal; a German diction lesson; an all-Bach organ recital by CONCORA artist Jason Charneski and a performance of a Bach cello suite by CONCORA artist Michael Linert. As the grand finale, participants in the festival will have the opportunity to perform alongside CONCORA and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the 2011 Bach concert in Hartford. 

“This festival is a unique opportunity for singers of all levels to learn and sing Bach’s music,” says CONCORA Artistic Director Richard Coffey, who will lead many of the festival’s events as well as the final Bach concert.  “At CONCORA, we feel very strongly that music-making is a community activity, and we are thrilled to share our music through this new Winter Bach Festival.”

Acclaimed as Connecticut’s premier professional choir, CONCORA (“Connecticut-Choral-Artists”) presents masterful performances of the world’s finest choral music. Over its thirty-six year history, the ensemble has built an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England. Led by Artistic Director Richard Coffey, CONCORA’s mission is to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience. CONCORA reaches out to young and amateur musicians in our community by providing educational seminars and concerts in schools, by bringing music to under-served neighborhoods and venues, and by offering professional-level workshop and performance opportunities to choral singers of all ages and from all backgrounds.


with guest conductor Willie Anthony Waters
Saturday, May 21, 2011 . 8:00 p.m.
Autorino Hall at Saint Joseph's College

(West Hartford CT)

Disguised divas, amorous mezzos, cunning heroes, and mad sopranos - anything's possible with these scenes and choruses from great operas that span the centuries from Baroque to contemporary.

Tickets: $45 for preferred seating

$25 for general admission; $10 student tickets



In addition to our "Great Performances" series, CONCORA offers a variety of special events throughout the season that appeal to every musical taste.


Saturday, January 22, 2011 . 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
At the home of CONCORA artists

Rob and Salli-Jo Borden (Farmington, CT)

A fantastic evening of live jazz with the Sir William Trio and singers from CONCORA, paired with wines introduced expertly by sommelier Raymond Petke. (Don't miss the delicious hors d'oeuvre, too!)

Tickets: $50


February 20 & February 25-27, 2011
South Church (New Britain, CT)

and Immanuel Congregational Church
(Hartford, CT)

New this year, CONCORA invites you to participate in a workshop focusing on the music of J.S. Bach. Participants will perform with CONCORA and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, sing through Bach's choral music under the direction of Richard Coffey, learn about Bach in a lecture-seminar given by Bach Scholar, Rev. Louis G. Neuchterlein, observe a CONCORA rehearsal, study German diction, attend an all Bach organ recital at South Church, New Britain, and hear a performance of a Bach cello suite by CONCORA artist Michael Linert.

For registration information

Please call (860) 293-0567.


Sunday, May 21, 2011 . 4:00 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church (West Hartford, CT)

CONCORA singers present a May Day recital featuring their choice of songs about springtime, dancing, and celebrating the merry, merry month of May. This is a chance to hear the world-class singers CONCORA step into the spotlight for an afternoon of solo performances.

Tickets: $30 for preferred seating

$20 for general admission; $10 student tickets

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