Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on the cusp of spring with the Fairfield County Chorale when we present two signature works from his “heroic” period: the majestic and rarely-performed Mass in C major and the revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, the “Emperor” Concerto. The vocal soloists, rising stars in opera and oratorio, will […]
This year marks Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday! Join the Fairfield County Chorale on March 7, 2020 for an all-Beethoven concert, including the Emperor Piano Concerto, performed by world-renowned pianist Ilya Yakushev. Meanwhile, discover how much you know of this beloved composer! 1. What did Mozart and Beethoven have in common? a. They both wore […]
A masterful juxtaposition of past and future. This holiday season, join the Fairfield County Chorale for a memorable performance of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and a collection of festival pieces by three members of the Bach family: “Jauchzet, Frohlocket!,” Part 1 of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Heilig by his second son Carl Philipp […]
Join the FCC for a fun, relaxed read-through of selections from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah and Palmeri’s Misa Tango. FCC music director David Rosenmeyer shares insight into each piece as he leads singers in an afternoon of no-pressure musicmaking. Stick around after the sing to enjoy refreshments. Chat with chorale members, meet the music director, and […]
Announcing FCC’s 2019-2020 Concert Season
Join the FCC as we wrap up our 2018-2019 season with Felix Mendelssohn’s iconic 1846 masterpiece. 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. Bringing these characters to life are soloists […]
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 […]
The centerpiece of our upcoming holiday concert is a stunning piece from contemporary Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri, Misa a Buenos Aires. Also known simply as Misatango, it combines the unique rhythms, harmonies and melodies of the Argentinian Tango with the traditional liturgical text of the Catholic mass. Rounding out this colorful program is Gabriel Fauré’s stirring […]
Medieval drinking songs, prophets, priests, widows, and an angel — all in an afternoon. Join the FCC for a fun, relaxed read-through of selections from two opposite poles of the choral repertoire: Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah and Orff’s raucous Carmina Burana. FCC music director David Rosenmeyer shares insight into each piece as he leads singers in […]
Our upcoming season really does have something for everyone — from Carl Orff’s raucous Carmina Burana (with the acclaimed New Haven Symphony Orchestra to kick off Maestro Boughton’s final season in New Haven), to Mendelssohn’s iconic Elijah, and everything in between. We hope you’ll join us! Details and tickets here.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Mozart • Mass in C Minor
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Beethoven 250th Birthday Concert
Emperor Piano Concerto with special guest soloist Ilya Yakushev
Saturday, May 2, 2020
The Great Opera Choruses
A selection of beloved choruses from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Tosca, and more.
This is the second time I’ve heard FCC perform Carmina Burana, and last evening certainly lived up to my memory of how well it was performed the last time. It is such a difficult piece rhythmically that I am impressed with the ease with which FCC went through it. In my opinion, there is nothing better than a wonderful night of great music to start the holiday season, so thank you so much!