Celebrating 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. In the spirit of our anniversary, we are dedicating this season to exploring several masterworks we have performed – a closer look at the composers’ lives, forces which influenced their writing, how their music is constructed, and why their works have stood the test of time. 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

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'

A Virtual Season - A Unique Opportunity

We are excited about this opportunity to engage our membership in programs like Masterwork of the Month that will build our music literacy and skills for the future. In addition to the publicly available Music in Response programs, we are excited to premiere a new work by Ellen Gilson Voth, with verse by past Connecticut Poet Laureate, Rennie McQuilken. More information on this composition on the next slide.

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 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.

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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.