Message to Membership, March 7, 2024

**All Sopranos are responsible for snack for the upcoming Monday rehearsal.

Message from the Music Director

Dear Chorale,

What a great first rehearsal we had this past Monday! We laid the musical foundation for both Vivaldi and Bernstein, which will put us in position to be solidly prepared for the concert next month. I walked away from it feeling energized and I hope you felt the same! I would ask that you continue your preparations so that next week will be another “step forward” in our process. I would also like to encourage you to listen to multiple recordings of the Vivaldi. There are many to choose from on both YouTube and Spotify. You will hear different interpretations on tempo as well as pronunciation. While we will continue to adhere to the Latin pronunciation I introduced, the variance in tempos you will hear will set you up well to be able to see the music through whatever lens Maestro Bairos chooses. So, your listening assignment is to seek out at least 3 new recordings that you have not heard.


Message from the Executive Director

Dear Chorale,

I hope you all had a nice week so far. A few reminders…

If you have not yet, please RSVP for the Membership Meeting on March 18th from 6 – 6:45 PM at St. James. I have attached the budget and season to this email for you to review. You can click on the link below to fill out the RSVP.

Program Ad Forms for our May concert were distributed on Monday. I will have more available printed at next week’s rehearsal, but I have attached a digital version to this email for those of you that would like to email it out. These are due April 30th.

I also wanted to remind everyone that tickets for the Vivaldi concert are for sale on the HSO’s website. The discount code that Hartford Chorale members and friends can use is HSOHC2023 — this code can be applied to other performances as well. Please read more about this below.

Reach out if you need anything!


Messages from our Friends

Farmington Valley Chorale

Handel’s Joseph and His Brethren

St. Joseph/St. Anthony in Hartford

April 6, 2024 – 7 PM

Mark your calendars! The Farmington Valley Chorale is pleased to present, for the first time in Connecticut, the wonderfully dramatic “Joseph and his Brethren” by G.F. Handel! Guest Artists will include UConn’s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble Origo and outstanding professional soloists. This will be a concert not to be missed in the glorious St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church in Hartford! Tickets may be purchased online, at the door, or from any Farmington Valley Chorale member.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

MASTERWORKS SERIES: Copland & Bernstein

March 8-10, 2024

Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

Dance your way to Belding Theater for Copland & Bernstein! Step into the unique experience of listening to the HSO perform Copland’s Appalachian Spring, while viewing rarely shown historical video footage of Martha Graham performing her original choreography. Keep your toes tapping with Bernstein’s Fancy Free, the 1944 precursor to Broadway’s On the Town. We close this concert by waltzing to Johann Strauss Jr.’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube with our special guest ballroom dancers, Anastasia Barhatova and Andrew Kerski.

Golf Committee is looking for Volunteers!

We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping with the early stages of planning the golf tournament that will be taking place in June!

If you are interested in volunteering on the Golf Committee, please email or see Joan Hultquist at rehearsal.