Our Season

Hartford Chorale Welcomes New Executive Director!

Valued friends and members of the Hartford Chorale,

On behalf of the Executive Director search committee and the Board of Governors, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director. Please join me in welcoming Julianne Alberty to our community!

Julianne Alberty has worked in both the arts and non-profit sector for the past two decades, most recently as the Executive Director of Volunteer Square, an organization that connects volunteers with opportunities across Connecticut, through an online matching service. Previously, she held the position of Manager of Community and Family Programs at Lincoln Center Education where she led the team that launched a family engagement initiative for those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to Lincoln Center. In just two years, the program served over 700 families. She has also established arts education residencies in domestic violence shelters and secure detention sites serving court-involved young people in New York City.

As an arts consultant, Julianne has been the Managing Director of New England Theatre Conference, a theatrical trade organization that connects, supports and provides resources to theatre artists and educators throughout the New England region, since 2017. She also serves as the Director of Ads and Sponsorships for Shakespeare on the Sound in Rowayton, CT, during their summer season.

Prior to entering the non-profit administrative sector, Julianne worked as a professional stage manager in New York City and in regional theaters in CT for 10 years. A native of Fairfield County, Julianne relocated from New York City to Milford, CT in 2016, where she lives with her husband and their two children.

My sincere thanks to the search committee for all their labor of love, and to each of you for your support. With the appointment of Julie, I look forward to us continuing to grow, nurture and protect our beloved art-form at the level of excellence that can only be that of the Hartford Chorale.

Gratefully yours,


Lalitha Shivaswamy
President, Board of Governors
Hartford Chorale

julianne alberty ED

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.