Message to Membership – October 12, 2023

Message from the Music Director

Dear Chorale,

AND WE’RE OFF! It was so wonderful to be together for our first rehearsal this past Monday. The energy in the room was electric for so many reasons: a fantastic group of new members, fun music, great fellowship, etc. As you could see from the “opening ceremonies”, there are many hands that make the Hartford Chorale run, and I am grateful for all of them. On that note, a special thanks to our Social Committee (Dawn Bauer, chair) for hosting a fabulous social last Saturday – they are always up to the task, and never disappoint!

Even though we did not get to the “Suite from the Addams Family”, it is the simplest of all the pieces, using only unison singing & finger snaps. That said, please review it so that you are singing exactly what is on the page, and not just a rough approximation. As for the rest, spend time reviewing everything we did, paying specific attention to “Tales of Halloween II”. We will also work on finding initial pitches for certain spots. With all the pieces, utilize the rehearsal aids on the member page of our website. We will be using those in our rehearsal next week to run everything.


Message from the Executive Director

Dear Hartford Chorale,

You all sounded wonderfully spooky on Monday! I am very excited for this concert!

A special thank you to Dawn Bauer and the social committee for hosting a fantastic fall social this past Saturday! It was wonderful to see everyone and I hope all who attended had a great time.

Scores for the Bach Magnificat (Barenreiter Vocal Score) will be available this upcoming Monday, October 16th. The price for these scores will be $12.00, due at pickup.

Please read this information from the HSO about discounted tickets for the concert:

Hartford Chorale members can now take advantage of a $10 per ticket discount to all of the Hartford Symphony’s concerts this season, including the upcoming Tales of Halloween concert, using the discount code HSOHC2023.  Please join the HSO celebrate its 80th anniversary season with extraordinary music and outstanding musicianship…there’s simply nothing like hearing live music in the concert hall as we all know given our unique experience sharing the stage with the HSO.  And did you know that children and student tickets are just $10?*  College students with a valid student ID need only present their ID at the box office when picking up their tickets.  The HSO hopes to see you at many of its concerts this season!

*Excludes Harry Potter, Final Fantasy, and Elf productions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. See you on Monday!