Upcoming Concerts
Dec 08
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Mozart • Mass in C Minor

Mozart, Mass in C minor
J.S. Bach, Jauchzet frohlocket from the Christmas Oratorio
C.P.E. Bach, Heilig
J.C. Bach, Magnificat

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019, 3PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT

With the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra

Featuring guest soloists:
Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano
Malena Dayen, Mezzo-Soprano
Blake Friedman, Tenor
Michael Pitocchi, Bass

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Mar 07
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Beethoven 250th Birthday Concert

Mass in C
Beethoven 250th Birthday Concert
Emperor Piano Concerto with special guest soloists Ilya Yakushev

saturday, march 7, 2020, 7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT

May 02
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The Great Opera Choruses

A selection of beloved choruses from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Tosca, and more

saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Past Concerts
May 19
Felix Mendelssohn • Elijah

Join the FCC as we wrap up our 2018-2019 season with Felix Mendelssohn’s iconic 1846 masterpiece Elijah. Widows, queens, priests, prophets, and an angel — Elijah’s vivid biblical narrative has all the drama of an opera. Don’t miss this chance to hear Mendelssohn’s Romantic-era take on the Baroque oratorio.

sunday, may 19, 2019 at 5:00PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue

Bringing these characters to life are soloists Elisa Singer, soprano; Guadalupe Peraza, mezzo-soprano; Jang Ho Lee, Tenor; and Andrew Cummings, baritone.

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Mar 09
A Choral Journey

Join the FCC on a journey through time and across the globe. Our midwinter concert focuses on the beauty of the human voice with minimal instrumentation, featuring a centerpiece work by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Romancero Gitano, based on a series of poems by Federico García Lorca. Plus works from Giovanni Palestrina, Francis Poulenc, Felix Mendelssohn, Zoltán Kodály and more, along with a selection of American spirituals. Featuring guitar soloist NADAV LEV.

SATURDAY, March 9, 2019, 7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue

Dec 16
Holiday Concert

Our December concert will warm your holiday season, starting with the stunning, rhythmic Misa Tango by contemporary Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri, selections from Gabriel Fauré, Astor Piazzolla, plus holiday music from unexpected sources — French carols, African-American spirituals, and more!

sunday, december 16, 2018, 3:00PM

Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue

We’re thrilled to welcome TWO 2018 Latin Grammy Award winners as featured soloists — Pedro Giraudo on bass and Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneón. Also featured is mezzo-soprano tango specialist Malena Dayen, who last appeared with the chorale in 2016.

The FCC also welcomes guest conductor Eduardo Notrica. Mr. Notrica borrows the baton from FCC music director David Rosenmeyer, who takes over on piano for the Misatango.

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Nov 03
Carl Orff • Carmina Burana
adolphus hailstork • i will lift up mine eyes

The chorale partners with the esteemed New Haven Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff’s raucous and popular oratorio, plus a soaring and inspiring cantata by African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork. If you missed our 2012 performance of Carmina Burana, you won’t want to miss this! FCC music director David Rosenmeyer conducts.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018, 7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue

Featuring our distinguished soloists:

Lisa Williamson (Soprano)
Rodrigo Garciarroyo (Tenor)
Zachary Johnson (Baritone)
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May 12
J. S. Bach • Mass in B Minor

SATURDAY, may 12, 2018  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall  |  125 East Avenue

Bach’s towering masterpiece takes the listener through mighty fugues, delicate duets, and poetic choruses and arias. A performance of the B Minor is a transformative experience — join us for this memorable evening.

with the
Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra

Featuring guest soloists
SARAH HAWKEY
Soprano
KATE MARONEY Mezzo Soprano
CHARLES SY Tenor
ELIJAH BLAISDEL Baritone

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Mar 10
Bernstein: A Centennial Celebration!

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall  |  125 East Avenue

Join us as we celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with his exuberant Chichester Psalms and “Make our garden grow” from his 1956 operetta, Candide. Dvořák’s Te Deum and Bruckner’s Psalm 150 complete this highly spirited program.

Dec 10
G. F. Handel • Messiah

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017  •  3PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

Rarely-performed complete version

Featuring guest soloists

PASCALE BEAUDIN Soprano
GON HALEVI Countertenor
NILS NEUBERT Tenor
ANDREW CUMMINGS Bass

May 13
Vaughan Williams • Dona Nobis Pacem
Gabriel Fauré • Requiem

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

Written in the tumultuous 1930s, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem combines text from the Latin Mass and by Walt Whitman. This heartfelt plea for peace is paired with Gabriel Fauré’s haunting Requiem.

Mar 04
VERDI • REQUIEM

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

The chorale is joined by the venerable New Haven Symphony Orchestra for this operatic masterpiece. Conducted by David Rosenmeyer.

We are excited to introduce our distinguished soloists:

Amanda Hall, soprano
Kirstin Chavez, mezzo-soprano
Alex Richardson, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass

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Dec 11
Handel • Dixit Dominus
Handel • Zadok the Priest
Vivaldi • Gloria
J.S. Bach • Jauchzet Frohlocket
(from Christmas Oratorio)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016  •  3:00PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

Ring in the holidays with our first concert of the season! The diverse and joyful program features Handel‘s Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi‘s Gloria, as well as other baroque favorites by Handel and Bach.  Plus, in what has fast become an FCC tradition, sing along with the chorale to some of your holiday favorites.

 

We are excited to introduce our distinguished soloists:

Carla Cottini – Soprano
Anna Lenti – Soprano
Kate Maroney – Mezzo-Soprano
Stephen Beigner – Tenor
Joshua South – Baritone

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