2024 - 2025 Concert Season

Our 24th Season

  • Holiday Prelude Concert

    With the Connecticut Master Chorale
    Holiday Brass
    Fall 2024 Concert

    Sunday November 24, 2024 - 3:00 pm
    First Congregational Church, Danbury, CT

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    Featuring a Segment Highlighting
    "Christmas in South America"

    Christmas in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro

    Our program features a glorious array of holiday music. Our diverse collection includes music for Winter, Advent and Hanukkah, festive, joyous carols, big band, spirituals, gospel and more! A special segment will be "Christmas in South America", with selections from Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.

  • Illuminare
    by Elaine Hagenberg

    ~ Plus ~

    Stabat Mater
    by Kim André Arnesen

    With the
    Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra

    Spring 2025 Concert

    Sunday March 23, 2025 - 3:00 pm
    First Congregational Church, Danbury, CT

    Elaine Hagenberg

    Elaine Hagenberg

    Released in 2022, Illuminare is an "illuminating" new work that is exquisitely gorgeous and gloriously uplifting. It is the first major work by Hagenberg, whose music has been described as "soars with eloquence and ingenuity."

    Using lesser-known sacred Latin, Greek, and English texts, the piece takes us through a season of beauty and goodness that has been disrupted by darkness and confusion. But as Light gradually returns, hope is restored, illuminating our future, and guiding us in peace and the splendor of God's glory!

    Elaine and Dan Forrest (and their music) team up at many concerts, choral conferences, and festivals.

    Kim André Arnesen

    Kim André Arnesen

    Also released in 2022, Kim André Arnesen's Stabat Mater breathes new life into the 13th century Latin hymn, which portrays the Virgin Mary's suffering at the crucifixion of her son, Jesus Christ.

    Arnesen's characteristic rich harmonies and memorable melodic lines combine to create this powerful and emotional major new choral work. Those who attended our performance of Arnesen's Requiem for Solace in 2019 will remember how we all were deeply moved by his passionate stylings.