Message to Membership, May 18, 2023

Message from the Music Director

Dear Chorale,

Bravi tutti!!! Our king of instruments concert this past weekend was a musical triumph! Thank you all for your dedication and preparation to manifest that success. I hope you all feel good about it. Both the immediate feedback from those in attendance, as well as subsequent emails that I received in the days after confirm my own observations. Also, I have listened to snippets of the recording that was made, and it does capture the glory of your sound in that space.

With our concerts for the season now in the rearview mirror, our focus turns to auditions for new members, re-auditions for Alto 2 & Bass 2, our annual meeting/potluck (any coveted silver spoon award!), and golf! Regarding auditions, I’m sure many of you can think of at least one friend who would enjoy being a part of this ensemble, so please encourage them to sign up for an audition time. As for the potluck, I am so happy about the return of this social side of our annual meeting, and look forward to sampling all the different delicious foods that people bring! I’m also anxious for you to know about next season, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for that information.

Jack Anthony Pott

Message from the President

Dear Hartford Chorale,

Raise your hand if the music is still swirling in your being! What an amazing concert that was. Thank you for all that you do for the chorale and choral music.

Karen Benoit was very appreciative of our tribute to Greg. See below her massage shared with permission.

“Hi Lalitha, The concert was awesome and amazing! I did see all the notes about Greg in the program. You did a wonderful job honoring his memory. I also appreciated your opening comments. I can’t thank you enough for everything that The Hartford Chorale has done.”

I looking forward to our annual meeting on June-19 and to golf (and non-golf-golf for many of us) on June-26. Many thanks to the social committee and to our formidable golf committee for making the end of the year fun and interactive. Until then, enjoy your hard earned break!


Message from the Executive Director

Dear Chorale,

What a wonderful concert! I have heard nothing but positive feedback so you should all be very proud!

We have two more events of the season, the Annual Meeting on June 19th and the Golf Tournament on June 26th. Please see information on both below!

A note from the social committee on our Annual Meeting:

“The hotly competitive Silver Spoon Award is back! After 4 years absence, the annual meeting is back in person and with it, the highly coveted Silver Spoon Award!!!

Dust off those recipes and get ready for this competition on June 19 at St. James in West Hartford, our regular rehearsal venue. Cocktail hour/Appetizers at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00 and the business meeting along with Dessert and the silver spoon award vote, at 7:00. Visit our website to sign up online!”

Please click the button below to sign up for the potluck!

The golf tournament is on June 26th, so please sign up! If you are not a golfer, please join us for the buffet only at 3 PM — this sign up will be available on our site early next week.

Rest and have a wonderful weekend! I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Message from the Golf Committee
Here are all the ways you can help make our largest fundraiser of the year a success!

Mark your Calendars!

Golf Tournament – Monday, June 26th at Blackledge Golf Course in Hebron, CT

Golf, recruit golfers, come to the post-golf buffet!

-Forward the eblast to all your friends and family (or send them our flyer!)

-Register by clicking the button below!

-Register for the post-golf festivities only ($50/person –


– Donate an item for the auctions – goods/ services/ experiences/ gift cards/ baskets, etc. – Your in-kind donation is acknowledged and helps make money for the Chorale

Become a sponsor!

– Sponsorship opportunities start at $100 for a tee-sign. $500 donations can become sponsors of our special logo golf balls for the golfers, or a round of drink tickets for all. Larger amounts help defray the costs, meaning more benefit to the Chorale! Your generosity will be displayed on the Chorale and auction websites, on the course and in the tournament program.


– There are many volunteer opportunities surrounding the Golf Tournament event.  Let us know if you can help in some capacity. It is always a fun day whether you are a golfer or not!

Participate in the online auction!

-The auction runs from June 12 through June 26. You’ll be surprised at all the wonderful items that are included on the online auction site. This is a great way to support the Chorale if you cannot attend the event – spread the news to others as well.

Still have questions or ideas? Just email or see any of the committee members at rehearsal. (Joan Hultquist – soprano, Janet Gregor – alto, Dawn Bauer – soprano, Dick Tecca – bass, Joanne Huelsman – soprano)

Register for Golf!

Messages from our Friends
Sunday May 28th at 4pm Latin Jazz artist Harold Lopez Nussa will be performing at South Church, New Britain Connecticut.

There will be dancing in the aisles and in the streets of New Britain when jazz pianist Harold Lopez Nussa and his band come to the city! The music of pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa reflects the full range and richness of his Cuban heritage, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements. His embrace of jazz improvisation is fresh, exhilarating and the personification of ritmo. HIs latest album 2020’s Te Lo Dije, received a 4 star review from Downbeat magazine and peaked at #1 on the Latin North American College & Community (NACC) radio chart. We hope you will join us for after the concert to enjoy some Delicious Cuban fare. See you then!

Praise, Prose and Perseverance

May 21, 2023 – 3:00 pm

Immanuel Congregational Church

10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Voce is thrilled to welcome Rollo Dilworth as Composer-in-Residence next month for “Praise, Prose and Perseverance” – a moving journey of beauty and light. The concert will also feature “Voices of Hartford,” and the newly-formed “Voices of Harmony.” Join Voce for this exciting event!