Lalitha Shivaswamy, President of the Board of Directors of The Hartford Chorale, has announced the appointment of Jack Anthony Pott as Interim Music Director for the 2022-2023 season.
Jack Anthony Pott is a highly respected conductor, soloist, voice teacher, and clinician throughout Connecticut. Having served as the Assistant Music Director for Hartford Chorale since 2013, he was also a co-founder of the Hartt Community Division High School Chamber Choir and has conducted the CMEA Northern Region High School Choir, as well as other high school choral festivals in Connecticut. During his time as Assistant Music Director for Hartford Chorale he was chorus master for Do you Hear the People Sing? with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (2014), and conducted pieces in the Great Music of France (2015), The Music of John Rutter (2018), and the Christmas in the Americas (2019). In October 2015 he conceived and conducted an entire concert with the Men of the Hartford Chorale, featuring two premieres by local composers. Additionally, he was on the podium during the Chorale’s 2017 tour of Eastern Europe. He is currently the Director of Music & Arts at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, where he oversees all aspects of their vibrant arts program, including being the Director/Producer of the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival, an Epiphany festival with music, live animals, and cast of over 200 that present 5 performances to almost 4,000 people every year.