Listening Event April 2021: Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
April 12, 2021
A Hartt School Production

April 12 War Requiem

Hear this powerful piece performed by a massed choir, including Hartford Chorale, in a concert from 2010. Described as “harrowing and mournful,” the Requiem was commissioned for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral after it had been destroyed by Nazi bombs in WWII. Recorded live at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Christopher Zimmerman conducting.

This overview document provides additional background:
Introduction – War Requiem

All concerts in our virtual season will be conducted over Zoom and are free to the public. No advance registration is required.

Listening Event March 2021: Meet Scott Perkins

Meet Scott Perkins
March 8, 2021
Learn about the creative composing process!

Meet Scott Perkins event March 8

Hear Mr. Perkins describe how he goes about writing a commissioned work, including selection of text, orchestration and musical style, with particular emphasis on the Hartford Chorale Commission to commemorate the group’s 50th anniversary. Previously commissioned works also will be played and discussed.

Celebration of African-American Artists: February 22, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Hartford Chorale Education & Outreach Committee is pleased to present an in-depth discussion with four African-American artists who are professionally active in the field of vocal and choral music.

February 22, 2021
7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Announcement of listening event - Feb. 22, 2021

Each artist will talk about their career journey, challenges, and inspirations, and will also share audio/video recordings of their work.

This 75-minute presentation is open to the public and Hartford Chorale members. No advance registration is required.