Message to Membership – October 13, 2022

Message from the Music Director…

Dear Chorale,

A huge thank you to all who attended our opening two conclaves. Not only was it wonderful to see old and new faces, but I heard so many positive comments about our 50th recording, and the music for our upcoming season! As always, kudos to Dawn Bauer and the Social Committee for providing the delicious spread!

Now – on to Monday, when we will begin our journey through the music of Handel’s Messiah, as we prepare for our first performances of this beloved work in 4 years!

See you soon,


Message from the President…
Dear Hartford Chorale,

It seemed like our conclaves were so far away, and now we’re done for the season! Many thanks to SCAP led by Ed Below, Maestro Pott and our ED, Emily Badger for all the hard work. Our social committee led by Dawn Bauer sets the bar for hospitality. Many thanks to them for keeping us fed and in good spirits.
Next on the horizon is our season opening picnic/social. This is our opportunity to socialize and welcome our newer members. Please RSVP to the office ( Those going to the VOCE concert prior to the picnic/social should know that the concert will be done in time for our get together. Help our hospitality team outdo themselves by sending in your RSVP!
T minus a few more days to Messiah! I cannot wait. After all… how can we keep from singing!
Message from the Executive Director…
Dear Hartford Chorale,
It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the Conclaves! It was wonderful to listen to the 50th Anniversary Concert with you all. It was beautiful and I look forward to this season’s concerts.
Reminder: If you have not already, please RSVP for our season opening social “picnic” by emailing The picnic will be on Sunday, October 16th from 4pm – 6pm. There will be pizza, salad, and drinks. No need to bring anything but yourselves!
I look forward to our first rehearsal of the season, on October 17th!
Message from the Membership Committee…
​The Membership Committee is looking for volunteers to serve as mentors for new members! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Steve Cottle at
Message from our Friends…

Sunday, October 16, 3:00pm at Immanuel Congregation Church – Hartford, CT

Voce, directed by Mark Singleton, starts its season with a celebration of light, featuring Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, J. Aaron McDermid’s From Light to Light, and works by Dan Forrest, John Tavener, and Charles Wood. The concert will last 60 minutes. Tickets available at

Friday, October 28, 7:00pm at Asylum Hill Congregational Church – Hartford, CT

Highline Vocal Jazz is a New York-based jazz vocal group featuring 5-part arrangements honoring the vocal jazz tradition established by groups like Take 6, The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and The Real Group. Highline modernizes and reshapes the art form to make it fun and accessible for all audiences. This Music for Humanity Concert offers free admission – all donations support Hands on Hartford.

Saturday, October 29, 3:00pm at Trinity Episcopal – Hartford, CT

CONCORA, directed by Chris Shepard – Johann Sebastian Bach’s six Motets for double chorus are among the greatest achievements in Baroque choral music — demanding for the singer but joyous for the listener. Join us to hear this glorious music showcasing the vocal skill and expressive talents of CONCORA’s professional singers. Tickets available at

Sunday, October 30, 11:00am at The Hartt School, – West Hartford, CT 

The Metropolitan Opera, Connecticut Disctrict, hosts auditions for the Laffont Competition. Thirty singers will be competing for a change to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera! Free Admission – Open to the Public. See the attached flyer for more information.