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iCal 5:00 PM. Greater Middletown Chorale [CT]: Handel’s "Messiah" with New Haven Symphony. Featuring the complete Christmas story, the performance will also include many highlights from the later portions of the oratorio, including the ”Hallelujah” Chorus. MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown CT 06457 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Greater Middletown Chorale [CT]: Mozart’s Requiem with New Haven Symphony. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 senior, $15 student. MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown CT 06457 (View flier)

iCal 3:30 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Documentary Film Letter from Italy, 1944: a New American Oratorio, Gala World Premiere. The film, by documentarian Karyl Evans and narrated by actress Meryl Streep, chronicles the creation of the oratorio Letter from Italy, 1944, presented to a standing-room-only audience by the GMChorale in April 2013. The oratorio, by sisters Sarah Meneely-Kyder (composer) and Nancy Meneely (librettist), tells the story of their father, Dr. John Meneely, a medic in WWII, who returned home with emotional wounds - what we now term PTSD. It is also the story of any soldier who goes to war and returns home to struggle with the effects of that experience. Suggested donation $25. The Premiere Gala (at Wadsworth Mansion) follows the screening at 5:30. Gala admission is $100 per person. MHS Performing Arts Center,, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown CT 06457 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Bernstein and Haydn. Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Joseph Haydn: Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis). With the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of GMChorale Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio. The Performing Arts Center 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown CT (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Savory Serenades – A Musical Tasting. Please join us for the dazzling 2016 fundraising Gala as we salute our favorite great composers! Be the first to preview part of the Chorale’s recently released “Letter From Italy, 1944: World Premiere Performance” concert DVD. Enjoy the company of friends at the elegant and romantic Wadsworth Mansion, with pairings of music, cuisine, wine and merriment. Admission is $100 per person; reserve online or on the telephone. Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth St., Middletown CT (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: 40th season opens: Duruflé’s Requiem. Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; a cappella motets; Toccata from Suite for Organ, Op. 5. Larry Allen, organ. A celebrated concert organist and former GMChorale Music Director (1980–1992), Allen received the premier prix as a student with Marie-Claire Alain, a former student of Duruflé at the Paris Conservatory. Tickets: $35 adults, $15 students. South Congregational Church, 90 Main St., New Britain CT (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Messiah. G.F. Handel: Messiah. Jessica Pray, soprano; Allegra De Vita, mezzo-soprano; Lucas van Lierop, tenor; Bryan Murray, baritone; GMChorale Chamber Singers with 20 instrumentals from the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $35 adults, $15 students. Performing Arts Center, Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown CT 06457 (View flier)

iCal 6:30 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Postponed to Feb. 16: Documentary of "Letter from Italy, 1944", narrated by Meryl Streep. A screening of the 2016 Emmy Award-winning documentary, Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio, free and open to the public, will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, Karyl Evans. The documentary follows the creation and production of the moving and powerful oratorio, commissioned by GMChorale and composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely. The oratorio, based on a true story, tells of a war veteran coming back with post traumatic stress disorder that changes his relationship with his family forever. The documentary tells of how his daughters created a work of art 50 years later "that not only healed their hearts, but the hearts of everyone involved.” Russell Library, Middletown CT (View flier)

iCal 6:30 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Documentary of "Letter from Italy, 1944", narrated by Meryl Streep. A screening of the 2016 Emmy Award-winning documentary, Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio, free and open to the public, will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, Karyl Evans. The documentary follows the creation and production of the moving and powerful oratorio, commissioned by GMChorale and composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely. The oratorio, based on a true story, tells of a war veteran coming back with post traumatic stress disorder that changes his relationship with his family forever. The documentary tells of how his daughters created a work of art 50 years later "that not only healed their hearts, but the hearts of everyone involved.” Russell Library, Middletown CT (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. GMChorale and Hartford Chorale [CT]: Letter from Italy, 1944. Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely: Letter from Italy, 1944 (Hartford premiere). Jack Anthony Pott, tenor; Joseph D’Eugenio, conductor; with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. The story of Dr. John K. Meneely, a WWII army combat medic who returned home suffering from what is now termed PTSD, the oratorio explores this national problem and its effect on families by examining the true story of one soldier, through music, art and theater. The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford CT 06106 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Vocal Alchemy. Choral works by Debussy, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and others. Featuring the GMChoral Chamber Singers and Allan Conway, piano. With the newly formed GMChorale Clarion Choir, an ensemble of talented young singers from the area. First Church of Christ, Congregational, 2183 Main St, Glastonbury CT 06033 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Vocal Alchemy. Choral works by Debussy, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and others. Featuring the GMChoral Chamber Singers and Allan Conway, piano. With the newly formed GMChorale Clarion Choir, an ensemble of talented young singers from the area. United Congregational Church, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland CT 06084 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Alchemy, GMChorale's new vocal chamber ensemble [CT]: We Shall Begin to Shine. Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, featuring music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Joseph D'Eugenio, conductor; Allan Conway, piano. Free admission, no tickets required (free-will offering accepted). First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire CT 06410 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Alchemy, GMChorale's new vocal chamber ensemble [CT]: We Shall Begin to Shine. Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, featuring music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Joseph D'Eugenio, conductor; Allan Conway, piano. Free admission, no tickets required (free-will offering accepted). Sacred Heart Church, 26 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield CT 06002 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Alchemy, GMChorale's new vocal chamber ensemble [CT]: We Shall Begin to Shine. Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, featuring music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Joseph D'Eugenio, conductor; Allan Conway, piano. Free admission, no tickets required (free-will offering accepted). Bethany Lutheran Church, 50 Court Street, Cromwell CT 06410 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Alchemy, GMChorale's new vocal chamber ensemble [CT]: We Shall Begin to Shine. Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, featuring music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Joseph D'Eugenio, conductor; Allan Conway, piano. Free admission, no tickets required (free-will offering accepted). Calvary Episcopal Church, 27 Church Street, Stonington CT 06378 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Where the Earth Meets the Sky. Settings by Z. Randall Stroope, Gwyneth Walker (“White Horses” and “Tell the Earth to Shake), Lili Boulanger, Kevin Siegfried, and others, of poetry by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and John Rutter, as well as lyrics from Native American, Shaker, and American folk traditions. With the Middletown High School Chorus. Tickets: $15-$35; ; two-concert (November and April) adult subscription, $60; group rate for 10 or more, $30. MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown CT 06457 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: A Festival of Carols. With the Cancel Choir of First Congregational Church. First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire CT 06410 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Alchemy, GMChorale's new vocal chamber ensemble [CT]: We Shall Begin to Shine. Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, featuring music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Joseph D'Eugenio, conductor; Allan Conway, piano. Free admission, no tickets required (free-will offering accepted). Orange Congregational Church, 2015 Meeting House Lane, Orange CT 06477 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Jepthe. Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte. Tickets: $15-$35. MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middletown CT 06457 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Alchemy, GMChorale's new vocal chamber ensemble [CT]: We Shall Begin to Shine. Alchemy, the region’s newest vocal chamber ensemble, celebrates its first full season with a series of concerts across Connecticut, featuring music by Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Mulholland, Thompson, and Clausen. Joseph D'Eugenio, conductor; Allan Conway, piano. Free admission, no tickets required (free-will offering accepted). United Congregational Church, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland CT 06084 (View flier)


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