2017 - 2018 Concert Season

Our 19th Season!

  • Holiday Prelude Concert

    Fall 2017 Concert

    Sunday November 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    First Congregational Church, Danbury, CT
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    Ring in the holiday season with a glorious selection of outstanding choral holiday music. Featuring "A Celtic Christmas" and an eclectic collection of music reflecting many cultures, for Thanksgiving, Advent, Hanukkah, and Christmas, including a majestic choral fantasy, carols, lullabies, calypso, big band, jazz, gospel and more!

  • Jubilate Deo!
    (O Be Joyful in the Lord!)
    by Dan Forrest

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    Songs of Celebration
    by Paul Basler

    Spring 2018 Concert

    Sunday April 8, 2018 - 3:00 pm
    First Congregational Church, Danbury, CT

    Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo! brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, "O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands," by setting verses of it, each in a different language, and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group's musical culture with the composer's own musical language. Movements include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, Song of the Earth, and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English. The result is a stunning 45-minute global celebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, "omnis terra, jubilate!" - "all the earth, rejoice!"

    A cycle of six pieces, Paul Basler's Songs of Celebration rejoices in the American spirit. They include "Psalm 150", "Ubi Caritas", "Be Thou My Vision", "Sing to the Lord", "Psalm 23", and "Alleluia".