THE VERNON CHORALE
The Vernon Chorale, Inc.’s principal mission is to provide a forum to learn and refine choral singing and to educate audiences through the presentation of choral music concerts, sacred and secular.
The Vernon Chorale is a vibrant organization whose objective is to contribute high quality choral music to central Connecticut and the Greater Hartford area on a non-profit basis. Established in 1980 and officially incorporated in 2002, our organization, guided by bylaws, a mission statement, and a Board of Directors, has a membership of almost fifty volunteer singers selected by audition and drawn from Greater Hartford’s community of both trained and amateur musicians from all walks of life. We are not only dedicated to the utmost caliber of choral singing and musical excellence, but to cultivating the next generation of young musicians. In other words, we fulfill our mission by offering diverse musical experiences for both singer and the community.
What We Do
The Vernon Chorale presents choral concerts three times a year. Our programming covers a broad range of choral music from the Renaissance to newly commissioned works. Past performances have included Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, Schubert’s Mass in G Minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Howells’ Requiem. In 2008, the Chorale performed at the fall conference of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association at Central Connecticut State University. In 2011, the Chorale partnered with the University of Connecticut Festival Chorus to present a celebration of Mozart featuring a full orchestra accompanying the choirs’ performance of Mozart’s Requiem (K. 626) and Vesperae solennes de confessore (K. 339). Most recently, The Vernon Chorale entertained its audience when it teamed up with an Irish band to perform Irish folk music.
In the Community
The Vernon Chorale greatly values its ties with, and support from, the local Vernon community, as well as embraces opportunities to reach audiences all across Connecticut. At the core of our community outreach lies our Choral and Conducting Fellowships. Our Fellowship programs offer students and aspiring young musicians a space to learn while taking part in a community chorus.
The Vernon Chorale offers residents of Vernon and the greater Tri-Town area an opportunity to participate in a community chorus that prepares and performs a wide variety of choral music.