Share the Sparkle!

The bidding on the FCC Anniversary Auction continues…  Don’t let that item you’ve been bidding on get away from you.  Check out the restaurant gift certificates and service certificates. No cancellation dates on any of them, and jewelry has no shelf life! A few new items have been added, so take a look. Pick out […]

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Brahms Requiem

Fairfield County Chorale Presents: Shadows of Remembrance Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (A German Requiem) Price: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight June 2, 2024 at 4:00pm • Norwalk Concert Hall • Norwalk, CT Norwalk, CT –The Fairfield County Chorale is thrilled to announce a captivating evening of choral music featuring Johannes Brahms’s monumental Requiem, […]

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Misatango!

The Fairfield County Chorale is thrilled to announce an extraordinary concert experience featuring the high-energy tango rhythms of Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires, selections from Ola Gjeilo and a world premiere by Evan Fein featuring the poetry of Faith Shearin on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Norwalk Concert Hall. “Misa a Buenos […]

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The FCC Joins the FCCC!

Fairfield County Children’s Choir will present “Generations of Holiday Classics” with Special Guests, the Fairfield County Chorale, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 P.M. at The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport. The children and adults will combine for For Unto Us a Child Is Born from Handel’s Messiah, Kodaly’s arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Hymn to Freedom by jazz great, Oscar Peterson. Highlights […]

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September Sing

September Sing Unite your voice in song with us! Share in the joy (and reap the proven health benefits!) of singing with a choir! The Fairfield County Chorale is now in its 61st year of presenting great choral music in southwestern Connecticut. Our chorale is unique in that we don’t just show up to sing. We’re a […]

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Jun 02
Shadows of Remembrance

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 4pm

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (A German Requiem)

Price: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

 

With the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra

 

Brahms German Requiem is considered the crowning achievement of his career. His technique of composition in his amazing work brought critics to compare him with Bach and Beethoven. This towering work was likely inspired by the death of Brahms’ mother and that of his close friend, composer Robert Schumann. The Chorale will perform Brahms’ original composition.
Florence Price’s Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight is based on a 1914 poem by American poet Vachel Lindsay. It portrays Abraham Lincoln walking through the streets of Springfield, Illinois, stirred from his eternal sleep. He is a man, who, even in death, is burdened by the tragedies of the modern world. Price’s luscious post-romantic writing and plea for peace in the face of WWI are a perfect companion to Brahms.

The Fairfield County Chorale is thrilled to announce a captivating evening of choral music featuring Johannes Brahms’s monumental Requiem, A German Requiem, and Florence Price’s evocative composition Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. The concert will take place at the renowned Norwalk Concert Hall on June 2, 2024, promising a memorable experience for all attendees.

The Fairfield County Chorale, which celebrates its 61st season this year, will perform under the baton of the esteemed conductor, Maestro David Rosenmeyer. With a rich history of delivering outstanding interpretations of choral masterpieces, the Chorale is poised to captivate and excite audiences in its final concert of the season.

Johannes Brahms’s German Requiem, one of the most profound works in the choral repertoire, will be the centerpiece of the concert. Brahms’s German Requiem, often referred to as the “Human Requiem,” explores themes of comfort, solace, and hope for the living, making it a deeply personal and introspective work. The Fairfield County Chorale, accompanied by a stellar orchestra, will bring forth the emotional intensity and spiritual depth of this extraordinary composition.

In addition to Brahms’s German Requiem, the Fairfield County Chorale will showcase the remarkable work of American composer Florence Price. Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight is a poignant tribute to one of America’s greatest leaders. With its stirring melodies and expressive harmonies, Price’s composition masterfully captures the essence of Lincoln’s spirit and the emotions that surrounded his presidency. This performance will be a testament to the Chorale’s commitment to celebrating diverse voices in choral music.

The Fairfield County Chorale invites music lovers, both new and seasoned, to join them on June 2, 2024, at the Norwalk Concert Hall for an unforgettable evening of choral brilliance.

The Norwalk Concert Hall, renowned for its exceptional acoustics and elegant ambiance, serves as the perfect venue for this extraordinary evening. Located at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, the hall offers a comfortable and immersive concert experience for all music enthusiasts.

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Mar 09
Choral, Hot & Cool!

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 7:30pm

Palmeri, Misatango

Selections by Ola Gjeilo and Evan Fein

 

March comes in like a lamb… the Misatango, or Mass a Buenos Aires, features Shinjoo Cho on the traditional bandoneón. Misatango is Martín Palmieri’s fascinating combination of a classic Latin mass and Nuevo Tango rhythms and syncopation. It has been described as a work both sultry and sacred. In contrast, we present the tranquility of contemporary composer, Ola Gjeilo, and a world premiere by Evan Fein, composed specially for our concert!
Dec 10
For the Holiday Season

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 4pm

Bach, Christmas Oratorio Parts I – III

Kodály, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

Hailstork, Christmas Canticle

With the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra and distinguished soloists Sara LeMesh Soprano, Lucia Bradford Mezzo-Soprano, Nils Neubert Tenor, and Christopher Lau Baritone.

 

Ring in the holidays! Join us for a Sunday afternoon concert featuring selected cantatas from Bach’s Baroque masterpiece, Christmas Oratorio.  The celebration continues with Zoltan Kodály’s version of the traditional carol, Come, Oh, Come Emmanuel, and The Christmas Canticle by Adolphus Hailstork. As the auditorium lights dim and we close the concert, we invite the audience to join us in singing Silent Night.
FCC Receives CT Cultural Fund

Fairfield County Chorale Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities   Norwalk, CT (April 2023) — The Fairfield County Chorale is honored to announce that it was recently awarded a $9,200 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities (CTH). CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic […]

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Sponsor the FCC!

Associate your business with one of Fairfield County’s preeminent artistic organizations!  We are adding additional sponsorship opportunities for this season. Click here to learn more.

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