Friday, November 11, 2011

Concert to Feature Story of a Military Veteran

I stopped in on a rehearsal of the Greater Middletown Chorale (GMC), one of their last before their upcoming concert on November 20th. Matt McCaffery, the Chorale President, explained that the singers are very dedicated to the Chorale, and that it is a much needed creative outlet for many people. In the videos below, McCaffery and Director Joe D'Eugenio share their enthusiasm about their upcoming concert. They talk about how the concert will incorporate elements of poetry and storytelling. The concert will have three excerpts from a special production in the works and coming in 2013 - Letter from Italy, 1944: War's End, which highlights the story of the service and life of a military veteran.
Greater Middletown Chorale presents
I've Got Some Singing To Do!
featuring excerpts from:
Letter From Italy, a special work in progress
Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm.
First Church of Christ, Congregational, 170 Court Street, Middletown, CT

More information from the chorale:
The November 20th concert features New England music by New England composers, with the title piece, “I’ve Got Some Singing To Do” authored and set to music by Gwyneth Walker, a Connecticut native. Robert Frost’s poetry is also featured in the piece “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs.” These are put to music by Connecticut native and friend of the poet, Randall Thompson. The Chorale will also perform several new pieces, including a new commissioned work by Hartt School Graduate Colin Britt. This lineup will be performed at the First Congregational Church of Middletown on Sunday, November 20th at 4:00PM.
Proud to call the city of Middletown its headquarters, the Chorale is lending its voice to the newly created event on New Year’s Eve, “Middnight on Main,” featuring entertainment, games and more on Main Street. For more information, visit
The Greater Middletown Chorale is a private, non-profit organization funded with the support of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Middletown Commission on the Arts, Aetna Foundation, Bissell Foundation, Chevron Humankind Grants, Middlesex County Community Foundation and Pfizer Foundation.
Seventy singers strong, the Chorale is an auditioned, mixed-voice chorus, focused on developing a talented group of singers and committed to excellence in performing choral masterworks and other outstanding music for all generations of listeners. The Chorale is always seeking talented new singers of all voice parts throughout the year. Those interested should send an email via the web site,, where there is always ticket and concert information too. The Chorale’s Facebook page is at

Tickets are available below or through the GMC website by pressing the yellow "Get Tickets" button

Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm.
First Church of Christ, Congregational; Middletown, CT

General Admission: $30 each
Senior Admission: $25 each
Student Admission: (Age 10 to College): $15 each
Children 10 and Under: Free

The funds that the Chorale raises from ticket sales only cover about one third of their operating expenses for making the concert a reality!

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