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Great pianist, storied piano team for Fairfield County Chorale event
CT Post | Phyllis A.S. Boros

There are so many special features planned for the Fairfield County Chorale’s upcoming Norwalk concert that it seems to rival the most elaborate of feasts with several sumptuous courses. The concert, Saturday, May 14, at the Norwalk Concert Hall, is bursting with highlights, said Maestro David Rosenmeyer, during a recent telephone chat. Among the high […]

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‘Americana’ concert celebrates nation’s musical contributions
CT Post

On Saturday, March 12, the Fairfield County Chorale will bring 100 voices to the unique tradition of American choral music, featuring selections by Copland, Whitacre and Connecticut’s own Charles Ives at the Norwalk Concert Hall. Stylistic diversity is the foundation of the concert, according to the chorale’s concert announcement: “From from the rousing patriotism of […]

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Mozart Requiem caps season for Fairfield County Chorale
Phyllis Boros | Blog CT News.com

The Fairfield County Chorale will bring its season to a close on Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., with works by Mozart, Poulenc, Faure and Loeb at the Norwalk Concert Hall. Executive Director John Parkinson announced that David Rosenmeyer will conduct the 120-voice chorale accompanied by The Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra. Guest soloists are Larisa […]

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Judeo-Christian holidays reflected in music
Phyllis A.S. Boros | CT Post

The breadth of human emotion — from utter despair to sublime joy — will be offered in a program of two concerts that unites the talents of the Fairfield County Chorale and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Reflecting Judeo-Christian aspects of the season (Passover is April 3-11, Good Friday is April 3 and Easter will […]

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Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Norwalk
Phyllis A.S. Boros | Stamford Advocate

Considered by many as one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, Handel’s Messiah will be performed in its entirety Sunday afternoon, December 14, in Norwalk by the 120-voice Fairfield County Chorale. “Although Handel wrote Messiah in only 24 days, more than 200 years later it has become one of the best-known and most frequently […]

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FCC Getting Vocal Chords in Good Shape
Phyllis A.S. Boros | CONNECTICUT POST

Some traditions are meant to be broken. That’s the thinking at the Fairfield County Chorale, which for many years has offered a “Summer Sings” every August as a way of getting singers together in the off-season when choral events are almost nonexistent. But this year is different. No “Summer Sings.” Instead, it’s “September Sings,” an […]

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Huge night ahead, finally, for FCC
Phyllis A.S. Boros | Danbury News Times

Rescheduled at last.  On Saturday night, May 10, the Fairfield County Chorale will join forces with the Westchester County Choral Society to present a huge production featuring Poulenc’s Gloria and Rossini’s Stabat Mater (from a Medieval poem about the Crucifixion, meaning the Virgin “mother was standing” full of sorrow). The program, featuring the Fairfield-based group only, was […]

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James Naughton to narrate FCC production of mammoth ‘King David’
Phyllis A.S. Boros | Danbury News Times

Monumental. Magnificent. Mammoth. These are just a few of the superlatives often used to describe Arthur Honegger’s oratorio King David. In fact, those very same adjectives are used by singer John Parkinson, who is also executive director of the Fairfield County Chorale and Orchestra, which will perform the work Saturday, March 15, at the Norwalk […]

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FCC’s 50th celebration continues with Brahms’ Requiem
Phyllis A.S. Boros | Connecticut Post

Who could have imagined that a 50th anniversary celebration of a noted area chorale would feature a concert devoted to death? David Rosenmeyer, for one—the new conductor/music director of the nonprofit Fairfield County Chorale. Rosenmeyer has programmed a concert for Saturday, March 16, at the Norwalk Concert Hall that will feature “if not the greatest, […]

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FCC kicks off 50th season with giant ‘Carmina’
Phyllis A.S. Boros | Stamford Advocate

Could a better anniversary party be planned? For the Fairfield County Chorale, probably not. The group is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration with a gigantic production of the rousing “Carmina Burana” — with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Arguably the most popular orchestral-choral piece ever written, “Carmina Burana” will be performed Thursday, Nov. 29, […]

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