Upcoming Concerts
Dec 16
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Holiday Concert

Holiday music from unexpected sources — including the stunning Misa Tango by Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri — plus a selection of your holiday favorites!

sunday, december 16, 2018, 3:00PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue

Mar 09
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A Choral Journey

Join the FCC on a journey through time and geography with works from Giovanni Palestrina, Francis Poulenc, Zoltán Kodály and more, plus a selection of American spirituals.

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

May 19
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Felix Mendelssohn • Elijah

We conclude our 2018-2019 season with Felix Mendelssohn’s iconic 1846 masterpiece, inspired in large part by the prodigious composer’s study of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

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

Past Concerts
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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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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