POSTPONED: Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert

Connecticut Master Chorale
First Congregational Church of Danbury
164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
Event date: 
29 Mar 2020
Start Time: 
3:00 pm
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor


Featuring To Hope! A Celebration - in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Brubeck's birth.

Also on the program I'm Gonna Sing! - by Andre Thomas - a collection of the spirituals from the master of spiritual writing.

The program will feature To Hope! A Celebration by Dave Brubeck, an exciting work of grand proportion and a monumental affirmation of hope and exultation. Composed in 1979, it is powerful, multi-faceted, and displays his superb choral writing ability with profoundly moving passages, dance-like rhythms, deep emotion, and a strong sense of optimism.
Mr. Brubeck became a legend in the 1950s for his iconic and revolutionary jazz, but many of those adoring fans were unaware that he was a classically trained musician. During a career lasting more than six decades, he also created a substantial body of innovative secular and religious works integrating classical music with jazz.
Dave Brubeck often mentioned To Hope! as one of the highlights of his career. We honor this remarkable man in the 100th year of his birth and are pleased to participate in the official world-wide centennial celebration: Dave Brubeck 100.
The Chorale first performed Brubeck's Mass To Hope! in March 2000 with his son Chris Brubeck in attendance.  We look forward to singing this magnificent work again and introducing it to a new audience!
Also on the program is I'm Gonna Sing! by Andre Thomas - a collection of spirituals from the master of spiritual writing! Dr. Thomas is a distinguished conductor, composer and arranger who is especially well known for his wonderful arrangements of traditional spirituals. Dr. Thomas has been appointed visiting professor of choral conducting at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music for the 2020-2021 academic year and will lead the Yale Camerata.
The Chorale will be accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra and Joseph Jacovino on piano, and joined by Mezzo-soprano Wendy Gerbier and Tenor Marques Hollie.
Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any singing member or by calling 203-740-9533 (NOTE new phone number).
More information about the music, the Connecticut Master Chorale, and the venue can be found at

Doors open at 2:15. There is plenty of parking - look for the signs. Parking meters are free on Sundays and the venue is handicapped accessible.

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