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 […]
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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 — […]
Join us on May 13 for our final concert of the 2016-2017 season, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Composed in the tumultuous 1930s, this heartrending plea for peace is paired with Gabriel Fauré’s haunting and lovely Requiem. buy tickets »
Happy summer, everyone! Thank you to all who joined us for the Dvořák Stabat Mater and Beethoven Choral Fantasy — it was a truly magnificent concert. We were thrilled to welcome our gorgeous new performance and rehearsal piano — a 1907 Rosewood Model B Grand Steinway — acquired with the help of generous donations from Ronald […]
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to every one that generously donated during Giving Day last Thursday. We reached our goal and then some – $7500 raised and won! Without your support we would not be able to bring to life this amazing music. And a very big thank you to everyone that came out […]
We’re excited to announce that the Fairfield County Chorale will once again participate in Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Giving Day on Thursday, March 10th! Any donation you make that day of $10 or more will help the FCC qualify for cash prizes. Want to make sure your donation goes as far as it can? Skip Starbucks […]
Aaron Copland. Charles Ives. Moses Hogan. Morten Lauridsen. Eric Whitacre. Randall Thompson. Some names you know, some you might not… but you’ll know their music when you hear it. Join us on March 12 for a concert of American choral masterpieces that you won’t soon forget. Purchase tickets here.
Our 53rd season is rich with contrasts. We ring in the holidays with Bach’s wonderful Magnificat and a joyous cantata, a warmly satisfying work of Mendelssohn, and familiar Christmas and Chanukah music – sing along with us! In March, we present a rich variety of American choral music sung a capella and with piano accompaniment, […]
saturday, march 10 | 7:30PM
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.
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 east avenue
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!