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Hartford: Classical Music

Hartford Classical Music: Classical Music Around Hartford

Below are our Hartford Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Hartford Art.

Chorale Connecticut

The chamber ensemble Chorale Connecticut is a mixed chorus whose repertoire consists of works from the Renaissance to the present. Composers represented include Dowland, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten, Daniel Pinkham, Stephen Paulus, Eric Whitacre, and many more. The choir’s recent concert programs are well documented on its website, complete with MP3s of select songs. CDs of individual concerts are available for purchase. ...more...

CONCORA/Connecticut Choral Artists

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Richard Coffey, CONCORA/Connecticut Choral Artists, Inc. has been a go-to source for professional choral performances in Connecticut since 1974. CONCORA is notable for its interpretations of the works of J.S. Bach, on which they collaborate annually with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and that of Ned Rorem, who is said to have called the ensemble “the finest chorus in America.”

With the a cappella quartet CONCORA-to-Go, …more…

Hartford Sängerbund

This German-American club is an object lesson in preserving one’s heritage, having celebrated its distinctive place in Connecticut and greater New England culture since 1858. Begun in Hartford, but located in nearby Newington since 1966, the Sängerbund takes particular pride in its Chorus—in existence since the club’s founding—which meets to sing both German and English songs on Friday evenings from September through June. The group performs twice a year. HSB …more…

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Started in 1939, HSO is a two-time winner (in 2003 and 2007) of ASCAP’s Award for Adventurous Programming. HSO presents a far-reaching array of concert series and outreach programs. In addition to its Masterworks and POPS! offerings, the HSO presents chamber music fare in its Sunday Serenades series at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival each summer in nearby Simsbury, and free concerts through the series Musical Dialogues and Music Lincs Hartford Arts, which seek to establish further connections with nontraditional audiences and other artistic disciplines, respectively, in the Greater Hartford community. ...more...

Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford

Founded in 1920, The Hartt School presents more than 400 performances per year. Community programs include First Steps in Music (early childhood music & movement) High School Chamber Choir, Suzuki Orchestras & Suzuki Instruction, Adult Chamber Choir—Celesti Sondato, Early Music Ensemble, Viola da gamba classes, Baroque Trio Sonata, Music Theory Classes, Connecticut Children’s Chorus, Connecticut Youth Symphony, Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble, Connecticut Philharmonia, Music Composition Program, and more. ...more...

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT)

(July 1 – August 12, 2012) The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival’s roots go back as far as the late 19th century, when Carl Stoeckel and Ellen Battell began hosting concerts in their Norfolk home. In conjunction with the Yale Summer School of Music, the festival looks forward to the next generation of chamber music through the cultivation of young performers and composers, even as it celebrates such monumental composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. ...more...


This 26-member choir, formed in 2006, performs a wide-ranging repertoire consisting of classics and new works alike.  Voce is distinctive for commissioning not only composers but also visual artists, whose resulting work relates to the choir’s concert programs. Additionally, Voce conducts educational workshops, master classes, and more for choral groups and students.

The performing arts group has auctioned off two works by artist Joel Sager in support of the Juvenile Diabetes …more…