Events & Tickets
First Congregational Church, Cheshire, CT
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 5:00pm
GMChorale will once again join the vibrant Chancel Choir of Cheshire’s First Congregational Church and singers from the Cheshire community to welcome the holiday season with the 19th Festival of Carols, the much-loved annual presentation of seasonal readings, choral anthems, and the singing of traditional Christmas carols by everyone gathered in the beautifully decorated, candlelit, historic sanctuary of this classic New England church. The music is directed and accompanied by Joseph D’Eugenio, Artistic Director of the GMChorale and Director of Music at First Congregational Church.
Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms
With Joe D'Eugenio, GMChorale, Alchemy, Elm City Girls Choir, Orchestra New EnglandMark Womack, Baritone Soloist and Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano SoloistSanto Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, Middletown, CT Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:00pm
Spring, 2023, GMChorale will present another choral masterwork, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem). This sacred, non-liturgical piece turned the requiem on its head by deviating from traditional texts and shifting the focus from shepherding the deceased to comforting the living. Ein Deutsches Requiem will be presented with full symphony orchestra.
GMChorale invited guests to the fall mainstage concert, “Festa Exultate!” at the Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 4:00pm. As the exclamation mark suggests, this program of festive music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras was joyful and energetic.
Alchemy, GMChorale’s chamber ensemble, will ushered in the festivities with several works from the Renaissance, sung a cappella. The main chorale, Elm City Girls Choir, and Orchestra New England joined the celebration with Händel’s magnificent anthem “Zadok the Priest”. Next on the program was Bach’s incomparable “Magnificat in D,” balanced by Purcell’s ethereal “Jubilate Deo in D.” The concert built to a rousing conclusion with not one, but two, Händel choruses: “Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite” and “Hallelujah Chorus.” The singers were breathless by the end, and so were audience members!
An Evening at the Mansion
Featuring Alchemy and Harmonia
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:00pm
Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT
Join Alchemy and Harmonia string ensemble as they present instrumental and vocal chamber music by Renaissance and Baroque composers at Middletown’s beautiful and historic Wadsworth Mansion. Works include music by Hassler, de Rore, and selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The concert is preceded by a cocktail hour hosted by the chorale’s Board of Directors to kick off the 2022–2023 season. This event is open for all to gather and enjoy an evening of refreshments and music, and to celebrate the beginning of a new season with GMChorale. In lieu of tickets, there is a $25 suggested donation opportunity at the door.
Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons by Martin Sedek
With Joe D'Eugenio, GMChorale, Alchemy, Elm City Girls' Choir, and Orchestra New EnglandSanto Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, Middletown, CTSunday, November 13, 2022 at 4:00pm
GMChorale presents a unique pairing of baroque and contemporary music with Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, composed c.1716 in Venice performed alongside Martin Sedek's The Four Seasons: A Cantata composed in 2015 in the United States. The latter is set to sonnets, translated into English by the composer, that Vivaldi originally set to accompany his instrumental work: The Four Seasons. Audiences will be delighted to hear the baroque and contemporary styles in conversation and juxtaposed against one another for a uniquely GMChorale musical event.