Monday, February 2, 2009

The Choral Music of “A Man with the Heart of a Lark”

Don't miss a very special choral concert that takes place on Sunday February 8, when CONCORA performs choral music of Felix Mendelssohn. The concert marks the composer's 200th birthday and continues the celebration of CONCORA's 35th anniversary season.

The choral music of Mendelssohn, whom John Ruskin described as “a man with the heart of a lark,” is a delight to the ear and heart, with memorable melodies and sensitive settings of the chosen texts. The program comprises sacred works, both a capella and with organ accompaniment. Our rehearsals so far have been thrilling, indicating that a truly remarkable experience is in store for all who will be present that day. CONCORA's Artistic Director Richard Coffey will lead a select ensemble of 27 CONCORA artists, with organist Jason Charneski (Director of Music and the Arts at Hartford’s Center Church) at the keyboard of the breathtaking 1972 Gress-Miles pipe organ.
The concert takes place on Sunday, February 8, at 4:00 p.m., at South Church in New Britain, CT (90 Main Street). Ample free parking is available. Birthday cake will be served following the concert! Snow date is February 20 at 7:30, at South Church.
Don't miss a rare opportunity to hear Mendelssohn's choral music, beautifully sung, in the wonderful acoustic of South Church.
And of course you won't want to miss seeing the ladies of CONCORA in their lovely new dresses:

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