Memorial Concert to Honor Newtown Victims

Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy chorale concert
Eastern Connecticut State University

More than 200 singers and orchestra members will be coming together at St. Joseph’s Church in Willimantic on Jan. 13 to perform a memorial concert in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

The singers and musicians come from more than 20 ensembles across Connecticut, including Eastern Connecticut State University’s Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers.

David Belles, professor of music at Eastern, organized the concert.

Members of Guilford High School Chamber Singers, Willimantic-based Renaissance Revival, Norwich Diocesan Choir, Concert Choir of Northeastern Connecticut, Vernon Chorale, Mystic River Chorale, Greater Middletown Chorale, E.O. Smith High School, Hartford Gay Men's Chorus, Hartford Chorale, Hartford-based CONCORA AND VOCE, Storrs Congregational Church, St. Mark's Chapel and the Storrs and the Putnam Congregational Church will perform.

The concert will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church at 99 Jackson St. in Willimantic. Admission is free, but donations will be collected at the door.

Eastern Performing Arts Professor Anthony Cornicello will compose a work for organ to be dedicated and premiered during the concert, and the Willimantic-based Thread City Brass Quintet will perform prelude music.


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