Friday, October 2, 2009

Coffey Roast!

CONCORA is throwing a party! Cocktails, canapés, conversation, cabaret, and of course, coffee! will be on offer on October 16 as we celebrate yet another honor for our Artistic Director, Richard Coffey.

What’s this all about?

Choral Arts New England has unanimously selected Richard Coffey as the 2009 recipient of the Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented annually by Choral Arts New England (formerly the Alfred Nash Patterson Foundation) to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to choral singing and its culture within New England.

“We felt that Mr. Coffey clearly merited this recognition for his founding and distinguished leadership of CONCORA for 35 years (and counting),” says Peter Pulsifer, Board Chairman of Choral Arts New England, “for his work with other choruses, including The Hartford Chorale, and for all that he has done to educate singers and choral conductors and, generally, to improve the quality of choruses in Connecticut and beyond.”

So, on Friday, October 16, we will celebrate Rick with a special evening of remembrances and music. Join our clever Master of Ceremonies (Edward Cumming, Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra) and other Coffey Roasters in a light-hearted and warm-spirited toast (and gentle roast) to Rick.

In between roasting and toasting (and probably some boasting), we’ll hear from CONCORA On The Town! – that’s CONCORA’s fabulous new cabaret ensemble which makes its debut on October 11 in Hartford (Read more about CONCORA On The Town! here:

To purchase a ticket for the Coffey Roast, contact CONCORA at 860-224-7500 or Space is limited; RSVP by October 12. Don't miss out on what promises to be a very special evening!
Coffey Roast!Friday, October 16, 2009, 6 pm–8 pm
The Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut

While you’re at it, don’t forget to order your tickets for CONCORA On The Town! Performing October 11 at TheaterWorks in Hartford.

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