Message to Membership – May 2, 2024

Message from the Music Director

Dear Chorale,


My gratitude to you all for a very productive rehearsal this past Monday night! The next couple of weeks we will continue to dig deeper below the surface on the choir movements of the Requiem. The best thing you can do in terms of your preparation is to make sure that as you turn each page of music NOTHING looks surprising to you. This will allow us to refine and polish things before the end of the month. Likewise, on the pieces specific to SA / TB, make sure that you continue to sing through them, practicing the breaths with the edit marks so that when you are standing in your sections, you start to feel each breath/rhythm together. On that note, I want to say a special thank you to Caroline Kimrey Talbert, our Assistant Music Director. I am so excited that both SA and TB get to work with her for this concert. She brings a wealth of experience, and I am thrilled that you all get to benefit from her expertise!

NOTE: There is a lot of Fauré’s music that does lend itself wells to very little vibrato, and then there are moments when I will want you to open up the sound in a full “romantic” style. Some of these moments have been identified already, and some we will address in the coming weeks.


Things are moving in the right direction in terms of registrations, and I thank all who have signed up!

Special Note to those still considering signing up: If you have never experienced a choir concert tour (in college or as an adult) but you enjoy singing, seeing new things/adventures, I guarantee you will enjoy this trip! SIGN UP TODAY!!


Message from the Executive Director

Dear Chorale,

I hope everyone has had a nice week!

Thank you to everyone who has submitted program ads — I truly appreciate all your efforts! If you are still hanging onto any program ad forms, please get those into me by Monday.

Tickets for this concert are on sale now! Please click the button below to purchase tickets for J’Adore Faure! Use the discount code: CHORALEFAN24 for 10% off tickets!

Concert flyers are available, please be sure to share them with your friends, family, and community members!

Please see the message from the Development Committee to complete a quick survey on fundraising events if you have not had the chance to do so yet. We appreciate your input!

Read to the end of this email for more information on the UK 2025 Tour.

Enjoy your weekend! I will see you all on Monday!


Message from the Development Committee

Friends, our hardworking Development Committee and several volunteers have done outstanding work to keep the ‘fun’ in fundraising with events like the Hartford Chorale Golf Classic, “Mingle with the Maestro,” and wine tastings at the Governor’s Mansion while raising critical revenue to keep the song strong. As we make plans for future fundraising events, we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey. You are also welcome to speak to Joan Hultquist ( or Susan Orred ( any time. Thank you for all you do for the Chorale and we look forward to hearing from you!