Celebrating Over Fifty Years!

“From its first public concert in 1970, Chorale has done extraordinary work in bringing together singers to perform the best in choral literature. No pandemic can erase the beauty of that music, or the impact it has had on countless singers and audience members over the past fifty years.  We look forward to giving our 50th anniversary concert when circumstances allow, but until that time, we’re continuing to celebrate and remain proud of our strength as an organization, looking ahead to the next fifty years.”

-Ellen Gilson Voth, Artistic Director

Join Us in January!

Spring 2022 Rehearsals will begin January 16th 2022. We won’t be rehearsing in person until the current pandemic ‘surge’ subsides – experts expect that to happen in the next few weeks - but we do have new ways for you to engage easily and safely in the meantime. Please click on link below for more information regarding joining FVC for our exciting Spring program.
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Unbroken song: A Chorale tradition continues

Farmington Valley Chorale is delighted to present a digital release of our fall season offering - marking our return to live singing. This digital release will be available: Wed, Dec 22, 2021, 12:00 AM – Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 12:00 AM EST Please click below for more information:
Click here for Eventbrite link: 'Unbroken song: A Chorale tradition continues'

Listen to 'A Ribbon Red as Wrapping'

Farmington Valley Chorale continues to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in this newly commissioned piece, capturing the beauty of day's end and gifts of human connection that stand the test of time. Music by FVC Artistic Director, Ellen Gilson Voth. Text, used by permission from Rennie McQuilken.
YouTube Video Link to 'A Ribbon Red as Wrapping'

Enriching the cultural life of our Farmington Valley communities

We are a non-auditioned, community-based chorus of about one hundred singers – ordinary people who come together to accomplish the extraordinary through the beauty and power of choral music. In addition to seasonal performances, we also seek to encourage the cultural development of choral arts in our communities, and to provide amateur singers an opportunity to develop their talents.

Our History

It has now been over 50 years since the Chorale’s formation to celebrate the Town of Simsbury’s Tercentennial, and since then we have produced and performed an incredible variety of music and have worked with many talented musicians and singers.

Our Artists

Along with our accomplished artistic director Ellen Gilson Voth, we have seen both musicians and soloists featured every year – a practice that both enhances our singers’ talents as well as creates a beautiful musical experience for our supporters.

Join Us

We accept new members at the start of each season when rehearsals begin for the next concert.

Thanks to GHAC!

We hope you like the look and functionality of our new website!  We gratefully acknowledge the generous Ignition Grant we received through the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. This grant – and the design and development work by the great team from (a)squaredstudio – made this new site possible.