Concert History

Spring 2016 - The Mass: Renaissance to Modern
 
On April 30 and May 1 we performed our Spring concert at the Putnam Congregational Church.
Works by: Dufay, Victoria, Liszt, and MacMillan
Fall 2015 - Joyeux Noël
 
On December 5 and 6, 2015, we performed our Fall concert at the Putnam Congregational Church.
Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël.................Francis Poulenc
Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12.................................Camille Saint-Saëns
French and Canadian Christmas carols.............................various
 
Spring 2015
 
In Spring of 2015, we performed with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale on April 25 and May 2.
Kyrie in F (K. 33)............................................................. Mozart
Mass in G major (K. 49).................................................Mozart
Great Mass in C minor (K. 427).....................................Mozart
 
 
Fall 2014 - Lollipops for Christmas


On December 7 and 13, 2014, we performed our Fall concert.

Snow (1953)................................................................... Irving Berlin (1888-1989), arr. Mark Brymer

S'vivon (Traditional).................................................... Jewish folksong, arr. Steve Barnett

Ocho Kandelikas (1990)............................................. Flory Jagoda (b. 1925), arr. Joshua Jacobson

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (1963)............ Eddie Pola & George Wyle (20th C.) arr. Mark Brymer

0 Tannenbaum (Traditional)........................................ German carol, arr. John Carter

Deck the Hall in 5/4 Time (Traditional).......................Welsh carol, arr. Lehua Pischke

The Twelve Days (Traditional)...................................... English carol, arr. John Rutter

Jingle Bells (pub. 1857) ..................................................James Pierpont (1822-1893), arr. Ray Charles

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas-Medley........... various, arr. Teena Chinn

Christmas in the Manger-Medley................................. various, arr. Mark Hayes

Mid-winter (1995).............................................................. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Pastores a Belen (Traditional)....................................... Puerto Rican carol, arr. Roy Ringwald

Sheffield (pub. 1772) ..........................................................William Billings (1746-1800)

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Traditional).................. German carol, arr. Doug Andrews

A Celtic Silent Night (1818)............................................... Franz Gruber (1787-1863), arr. Patrick Tierney

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Traditional) .........................American spiritual, arr. Steve Barnett

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional)............... English carol, arr. David Willcocks

 

Spring 2014 - German Love Songs (and so forth)
 

On May 18, 2014, we performed our Spring concert at the Putnam Congregational Church.

Works by:
Leonhard Lechner (1553 – 1606)
 Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
 P.D.Q. Bach (1807 - 1742?)

 

Fall 2013 - A Boy is Born!
 

On December 8, 2013, we performed our Fall concert at the Putnam Congregational Church.

Works by:
Benjamin Britten
Ralph Vaughan Williams
John Rutter
Daniel Pinkham
Kirke Mechem

 
Spring 2013
 

At 3 p.m. on April 21, 2013, we performed our Spring concert at the Putnam Congregational Church.

Ave Verum Corpus ..................................................... Mozart

When In Our Music God is Glorified ......................Stanford

Requiem ........................................................................ Duruflé

 

 

Fall 2012 - Carols & Lullabies  


Carols & Lullabies ........................................................ Susa

Messe de Minuit pour Noel ....................................... Charpentier 

A Christmas Garland .................................................. Susa

 

Spring 2012 - Magnify!
 

At 3 p.m. on April 29th at the Putnam Congregational Church we performed several settings of Magnificat by:



Gerald Finzi
Jan Dismas Zelenka
Johann Pachelbel
Antonio Vilvaldi
C.V. Stanford

 


Fall 2011 - Classical Collaboration

CCNC collaborated with Eastern Connecticut State University Concert Chorale and the Choir of the Norwich Cathedral on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, CT.

There was a second performance on Saturday, December 3 at Killingly High School.

The program for both concerts was as follows:



Eastern Chamber Singers
David Belles, Conductor
   
If Ye Love Me.....................................................................Thomas Tallis
Cantate Domino...............................................................Giuseppi Pitoni
Ubi Caritas .........................................................................Ola Gjello
Music, When Soft Voices Die....................................... Amy Rentz
At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners .................Williametta Spencer

 

Eastern Concert Chorale
Norwich Diocesan Choir
Concert Choir of Northeastern Connecticut
David Belles, Conductor

Te Deum.............................................................................Franz Joseph Haydn

 

Eastern Concert Chorale
Norwich Diocesan Choir
Concert Choir of Northeastern Connecticut
Kevin Buno, Conductor
Katie LaPorta Jesensky, Soprano; Sarah Heisler, Mezzo Soprano: Lynn Maxfield, Tenor; David Belles, Bass

Mass in C, K. 317, Coronation Mass........................ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart




Spring 2011 - American Tapestry


The spring concert, “American Tapestry”, was performed on May 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Killingly High School in Dayville, CT.

Voices of Terezin        for chorus and piano        Aaron Rosenthal
Four Pastorales          for chorus and oboe        Cecil Effinger
Wedding Cantata      for chorus and piano       Daniel Pinkham



Additionally, the Chamber Choir of Shepherd Hill Regional H.S. of Dudley, MA presented assorted American pieces under the direction of Connie Galli.



The joint choruses presented The Battle Hymn of the Republic.





Spring 2007 - Poetry and Motion


Killingly Intermediate School, Dayville, CT

Directed by David Belles
with members of the Putnam Dance Center and Maria’s Studio of Dance
Piano Four Hands - Dennis Patton, Rebecca McNair
Poetry Readings - Robert Cording, Linda Coldangelo, Don Reid


Putting in the Seed                      Robert Frost
Three Madrigals                            Emma Lou Diemer
After a Mockingbird                    Robert Cording
Two Love Songs                           Robert H. Young
Mindful                                            Mary Oliver
Dirait-on                                          Morten Johannes Lauridsen
The Lake Isle of Innisfree           W.B. Yeats
Four Pieces from Frostiana       Randall Thompson
Nests                                                 R. Cording
Liebeslieder Walzer                      Johannes Brahms

 

 

Fall 2006 - Holly and Folly


Saturday, December 2, 2006 & Sunday, December 3, 2006

Putnam Congregational Church, Putnam, CT

Directed by David Belles
with chamber orchestra



In Windsor Forest            Vaughan Williams

Christmas Oratorio           Saint-Saëns

 

 

Spring 2006 - Of Queens and Kings

 

Sunday, April 30, 2006 at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam, CT

Directed by David Belles

 with ensemble including members of the Thread City Brass Quintet

 Regina Coeli ......................................................................... Lotti

 Arrival of the Queen of Sheba * ..................................... Handel

Come, ye Sons of Art,  Away ............................................... Purcell

 Allegro * ................................................................................ Vivaldi

Regina Coeli, KV 276 ............................................................ Mozart

My Spirit Be Joyful *  ........................................................... Bach

Zadok the Priest ....................................................................Handel

Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened ........................................ Handel

La Réjouissance * ................................................................ Handel

  from the Music for the Royal Fireworks

The King Shall Rejoice ......................................................... Handel

Die Bänkelsängerlieder *  ..............................................  anonymous

           

* Thread City Brass Quintet

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