The Hartford Chorale in concert with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Requiem by Verdi with Edward Cumming conducting.
Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts. April 3, 2009

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Over the years, the Chorale has given critically acclaimed performances of major choral/orchestral masterworks, including:

  • Orff’s Carmina Burana,our first performance under the baton of Carolyn Kuan
  • Beethoven’s Mass in C, our first performance under the baton of Edward Cumming
  • Verdi’s Requiem, under the direction of noted American choral conductor Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, with Yale Camerata and the University of Connecticut Festival Chorus, to commemorate Michael Lankester’s final year as the Music Director of the HSO
  • Sir Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (March 2000), to mark the 100th anniversary of that piece’s premiere
  • Requiems of Brahms, Mozart, Verdi, Durufle and Berlioz
  • Premiering works by Dave Brubeck and West Hartford composer Edward Diemente
  • Commissioning two choral/orchestral works: And Sing Eternally by Alice Parker, one of America’sfinest choral composers and a long-time collaborator of Robert Shaw; and A Symphony of Songsby Frederick Tillis, a noted classical and jazz composer from the University of Massachusetts, thesetting of which was four poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Hartford resident,Wallace Stevens
  • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Part I, with CONCORA and the HSO under Richard Coffey
  • Handel’s Messiah, as part of the HSO Masterworks Series for the first time in December 2005, to record-setting crowds; Richard Coffey conducted
  • Three performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, including a performance at Woolsey Hall in New Haven
  • Mozart’s Requiem, to observe his 250th birth anniversary; one of the performances was dedicated to the memory of Donna LeMay, a long-time Chorale member and devoted Chorale manager

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