Upcoming Concerts
Dec 10
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G. F. Handel • Messiah

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

Rarely-performed complete version

Mar 10
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L. Bernstein • Chichester Psalms
Overture and Make Our Garden Grow
From Candide

A. Bruckner • Psalm 150

A. Dvořák • Te Deum

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

In celebration of Bernstein’s 100th Birthday

May 12
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J. S. Bach • Mass in B Minor

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

Past Concerts
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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May 14
Dvořák • Stabat Mater
Beethoven • Choral Fantasy

Beethoven’s virtuosic Choral Fantasy will feature the rich tones of the magnificent Steinway piano the Chorale recently acquired with the help of a generous donation. Our season concludes with Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, the composer’s deeply personal exploration of a parent’s loss. The Stabat Mater is a profoundly moving work with one of the most unexpected climaxes ever written, the triumph of faith and belief over despair.

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

We are excited to introduce our distinguished soloists:

Anna Dugan, Soprano
Malena Dayen, Mezzo-Soprano
Alok Kumar, Tenor
Adam Lau, Bass

Ilya Yakushev, Piano
Christina Stanescu, Piano

With a special appearance of David Rosenmeyer and Michael Sheetz on piano

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Mar 12
Americana
copland, ives, hogan and more

Hear a rich variety of American choral music — both a cappella and with piano — in this concert featuring selections by Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Randall Thompson, and Connecticut’s own Charles Ives, as well as music from choral traditions such as spirituals and shape note singing.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

Dec 13
J.S. Bach • Magnificat

J.S. Bach  •  Cantata Nun Danket Alle Gott
F. Mendelssohn  •  Come Let Us Sing
Christmas and Chanukah Favorites

Ring in the holiday season with Bach’s popular and celebratory Magnificat, paired with his jubilant Cantata Nun Danket Alle Gott and Mendelssohn’s lovely Come Let Us Sing.  The special Sunday afternoon concert concludes with a selection of holiday music —
we joyfully invite our audience to sing along with the chorale.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015  •  3:00PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

We are excited to introduce our soloists for this concert:

LIANNE COBLE Soprano
KATE MARONEY Mezzo-Soprano
GON HALEVI Countertenor
NILS NEUBERT Tenor
PHILIP KALMANOVITCH Baritone

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May 09
Mozart • Requiem
Fauré • cantique de Jean Racine
Poulenc • litanies à la Vierge Noire

Mozart’s final masterwork brings our 52nd season to a close. Fauré’s serene Cantique and Poulenc’s intensely beseeching Litanies, each written at the cusp of the French composers’ respective careers, complement this beautiful and spiritual concert.

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015  •  7:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

 

Featuring guest soloists

LARISA MARTINEZ
 Soprano
YISELLE BLUM Mezzo-Soprano
SEAN CHRISTENSEN Tenor
ENRICO LAGASCA Bass

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Mar 28
Beethoven • Symphony No. 9
SCHOENBERG • a survivor from warsaw

Two great testaments to the resilience of the human spirit. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony traverses from dark to light, culminating in the timeless Ode to Joy. Schoenberg’s 1947 piece with narrator, men’s chorus, and orchestra pays tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

saturday, March 28, 2015  •  7:30pm
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

Thursday, April 2, 2015  •  7:30PM
Special performance with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Boughton.

Woolsey  Hall
500 College Street
New Haven, Connecticut

AMANDA PABYAN Soprano
LEAH HAWKINS Mezzo-Soprano
HALIM SHON Tenor
KEVIN HARRIS Bass

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Dec 14
Handel • Messiah

Join us for a special Sunday afternoon concert of Handel’s ever-popular oratorio. We will celebrate the holiday season with a complete performance of this Baroque masterpiece, including its exhilarating Hallelujah chorus.

sunday, DECEMBER 14, 2014  •  3PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut

with the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra

LAUREN MICHELLE Soprano
MALENA DAYEN Mezzo-Soprano
NIKHIL NAVKAL Tenor
ANDREW CUMMINGS Baritone