The Waterbury Chorale brings outstanding choral music to the Greater Waterbury area, while providing an opportunity for amateur and semi-professional singers to enjoy the performance of great musical literature. Since 1967, the Chorale has performed a wide range of repertoire, from established masterworks to varied programs of contemporary music and music from other cultures.
Waterbury Chorale’s 2014 Christmas Concerts will take place at two venues this year.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00pm, St. Michael’s in Litchfield
Sunday, December 7,2014, 4:00pm, St John’s Episcopal, Waterbury
Come, All Ye Faithful, arr. D. Willcocks
Gloria, by K. Lee Scott
Christmas Day, “Choral Fantasy on Old Carols” by G. Holst
Of the Father’s Love Begotten, arr. Molly Ijames
A Christmas Carol based on the Latin poem by the Roman poet Aurelius
Magnificat, M. Hayes
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, arr. D. Willcocks
Candlelight Caret, J. Rutter
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, J. Rutter
as well many many other carols.
The Waterbury Chorale, preparing to begin its 47th year of bringing quality choral music to the Greater Waterbury Community, is currently seeking qualified new singers for the 2013-2014 season, as announced by Director Joseph Jacovino. The group, which has a membership of approximately 85 accomplished singers, performs 4-part choral works of medium to advanced difficulty, and ranging in style from the classics of Bach, Mozart, and Verdi, to the contemporary works of Karl Jenkins, Morten Lauridsen, and Eric Whittacre. All performances use a combination of piano, organ, chamber ensemble, and orchestral accompaniment. Rehearsals run from the last week in August through the end of April, and are held on Monday evenings (7:00-9:30pm) at the United Methodist Church, in Watertown (at the intersection of Rt 6 and Rt 63)Interested singers should have a love of choral singing, some experience in singing music in 4-parts, adequate vocal ability and blend, basic reading skills, a good musical ear, availability to attend rehearsals, and work ethic to learn the music for performance.For more information, or to set up an informal audition, please contact Director Joseph J. Jacovino either by email or phone: 203-758-8568.