Music on the Hill invites choral singers to join us for our 17th annual Summer Chorus in presenting choral music of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak on Thursday, July 25 in Wilton, CT. Rehearsals T/Th in July, excepting July 4. Please register by June 30.
We welcome and invite singers from high school on up to join us. No auditions are required.
Works will be Dvorak's Te Deum (Op. 103) and the Mass in D Major (Op. 86), both written in the 1890s as Dvorak turned his eye towards America and his time here. These treasures are not frequently performed and so provide a special experience for singers to explore and celebrate his style and compositions.
To register, please contact Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson at ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or call (203) 529-3133. A $40 minimum contribution is suggested, students $20.
About Summer Chorus
The Summer Chorus of 60+ voices meets each July to rehearse and perform a major choral-orchestral work. Participants -- music professionals and skilled amateurs -- include members of church and community choirs, high school singers, and those looking for a choral home. The Summer Chorus provides an opportunity for choral singers to perform a major work in summer when most choruses do not meet, and it gives singers a chance to get to know others from many area towns and choruses.
The Summer Chorus has performed cantatas by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, the Brahms Requiem, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Thompson’s Frostiana, among others.
About Music on the Hill
Music on the Hill is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to high-quality music performance and education for all ages. It is funded by generous donors and by a grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Under the dynamic leadership of its artistic directors, David H. Connell (D.M.A.) and Ellen Dickinson (M.M.), Music on the Hill offers workshops, an August Summer Sings series, and opportunities to perform through five ensembles:
1. Summer Chorus
2. Festival Chorus
3. Chamber Chorus
4. Community Children’s Chorus
5. Jubilate Ringers handbell ensemble
The groups perform, in rotation, six to eight concerts each year, primarily in Wilton, Weston, and Westport.
To learn more and receive updates on future concerts and opportunities to perform, please visit our website www.musicnonthillCT.org and subscribe to our mailing list. Find us on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/musiconthehillct/.