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.
Kate Remington from WSHU interviewed our music director David Rosenmeyer on the unique challenges of performing the B minor. Take a listen!
saturday, may 12 at 7:30pm
We conclude our 55th season with J.S. Bach’s sacred masterwork, Mass in B Minor. His towering masterpiece will take you through mighty fugues, delicate duets, and poetic choruses and arias. A performance of the B Minor is a transformative experience — don’t miss this memorable evening! Tickets here.
Pianist/arranger David Rosenmeyer and singer Malena Dayen
Join us on a musical journey from Argentina through Brazil and Cuba to Mexico in a unique collaboration of tango singer Malena Dayen and pianist/arranger (and FCC music director) David Rosenmeyer. Enjoy Latin American food and sip cocktails while bidding in a silent auction throughout the evening — all to benefit the chorale! Saturday, April 21 at […]
Photo ©1967, 2018 Lawrence Fried
We’re a month away from the second concert of our 2018 season — our celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, coming up on March 10. We’ve been hard at work rehearsing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a challenging piece performed entirely in Hebrew, along with selections from his 1956 operetta, Candide. Rounding out the evening’s program are […]
The “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah has become a staple at many a holiday concert, but the Baroque masterpiece is done rarely in its entirety. The Fairfield County Chorale will address this lapse at its holiday concert on Sunday afternoon, December 10 at the Norwalk Concert Hall, said music director David Rosenmeyer, adding that the concert […]
We are hard at work on rehearsing the repertoire for our 2017–2018 season, starting with Handel’s ever-popular oratorio, Messiah. Our concert in December is a rare opportunity to hear a complete performance of this Baroque masterpiece, including its exhilarating “Hallelujah” chorus. Tickets are available now!
There are over a quarter million notes in Handel’s Messiah. Join us for our annual “September Sing” and sing just a few thousand of them — no stage fright, just fun! This Sunday, September 10th at 4pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport. It’s a fun, relaxed read-through of selections from two baroque masterworks — […]
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
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!