Notes from Richard Coffey, Music Director, on the Chorale’s upcoming season:
A very exhilarating season lies ahead, including a unique twin-bill of Fauré Requiem and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. To the Fauré the Chorale will add its well-known sublime touch, followed by the Chorale’s legendary, high spirited pounce upon Handel’s biggest hit. For the spring we present, for the first time in our history, Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio Elijah, which among oratorio aficionados continues to rank at the top, with Messiah. For that single performance we will have an array of spectacular soloists and will be performing this with the Hartford Symphony in the beautiful and acoustically resplendent Mortensen Hall of the Bushnell.
A special season prologue features the stouthearted men of the Chorale, in a concert designed especially for our ranks by Jack Anthony Pott, our Assistant Music Director. Maestro Pott is very well versed in the repertoire for male-voices and will be the lead conductor in a concert that includes two new works commissioned for these magnificent male voices.
The Hartford Chorale continues to provide this region the best possible performances of the great choral and orchestral repertoire. We are grateful to be held in high regard by conductors, soloists, instrumentalists, critics, and audiences. Come join the song. Music matters.
June 16, 2015