The Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents the 18th Annual PIpescreams Concert, featuring First Church, Stratford’s mighty Austin organ under the command of several of the area’s finest organists. The concert also once again features the University of Bridgeport University Singers, performing music from the Broadway musicals of Sondheim and Aherns and Flaherty. Proceeds benefit the Louise M. Miller and Paul E. Knox Scholarship, awarded annually by the Chapter. For more information and tickets, visit www.greaterbridgeportago.org.
Mystic River Chorale presents Pathways , a mostly a cappella program including beloved music from our last decade:
Cantate Domino (Jan. 2015) Hassler
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal (May 2009) arr. Shaw-Parker
Eatnemen Vuelie (May 2018) arr. Emily Crocker
Bogorotditse Djevo (April 2017) Arvo Pärt (Chamber Singers_
Dulaman May 2011 (Chamber) arr. Michael McGlynn
She’s Like the Swallow (April 2017) arr. Stuart Calvart
Berceuse Acadienne (April 2017)
Pieces Written in a Time of War (May 2018) Jonathan Adams
Ave Maria David Conte (Chamber) (May 2011) David Conte
O How Beautiful, This Finely Woven Earth (May 2018) Chambers
Lost in the Stars (April 2014) Kurt Weill, arr. Paris Rutherford
Vincent (May 2018) arr. Roger Emerson
Somewhere (May 2011) Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, arr. Edgerton
Tshotsholoza (April 2017)
Will the Circle (May 2018)
Praise His Holy Name (May 2009) Keith Hampton
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, with the Mystic River Chorale and the choruses of Connecticut College, present William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.
Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor
Gregory Flower, bass-baritone
Wendy Moy and Frank Martignetti, choral directors
“Artless” Schools and Privileged Islands: Access and Relevance of Music Education in One New York City School. Paper given at the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Denton, Texas.
The Mystic River Chorale & Orchestra presents
Parts II and III
G. F. Handel
Frank Martignetti, conductor
It is all too easy, whether we have been in a particular position for two years or twenty, to focus only on preparing that Sunday’s anthem, remaining content with the preexisting skills and knowledge our volunteer choristers bring to us. But if we do, our choir will never grow, and we will grow stale and perhaps burn out.
Whether you’ve never learned how to build your choir’s musicianship and vocal technique in a systematic manner, or could use a refresher, you will leave with a variety of pedagogical tips, tricks, ideas, and perspectives to enliven your rehearsals and, thus, your worship.
Clinican: Frank Martignetti
The Mystic River Chorale & Orchestra presents Haydn's Te Deum in C (for the Empress Marie Therese), joined by the Chamber Choirs of Fitch and Stonington High Schools. The Chorale and Orchestra will also perform Schubert's Mass no. 4 in C. For ticket information, visit the Chorale's website, or call (860) 460-1487.
UB Music & Performing Arts presents the 12th Annual Holiday Concert. This free performance features favorite carols, jazz standards, classical choral music, and more, performed by every ensemble within the program. Chris Coogan, Jeff Jones, Frank Martignetti, and Mark Vickers, directors.
The Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents the 15th Annual Pipescreams Halloween pops concert. Featuring the choruses of the University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University. Concert proceeds benefit the Louise M. Miller/Paul A. Knox Scholarship Fund.
13th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza
Hear area organists and the choruses of UB and Sacred Heart University. With 150+ singers, great music performers, Broadway & Halloween themed music, silent film, costume march & prizes, big reception....don't miss a moment...get out those costumes! Tickets online or at the door. Come early!
For more information: greaterbridgeportago.org
A Gothic sanctuary will set the scene for a unique concert this month. The Jazz at the Crypt concert series will present “Classics” from the Crypt at the Church of the Intercession (155th and Broadway) on Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 PM.
Not sure if you can listen to an all-jazz or an all-classical program? No worries with this particular group of musicians! The artists hail from Harlem and Washington Heights, and it is not uncommon to find them gathered in one of their Sugar Hill apartments for good food, conversation, and an inevitable jam session. While they have diverse musical backgrounds, they all agree that a good song is a good song- regardless of its origin or what genre it is labeled.
Soprano Hillarie O’Toole organized the program with one goal in mind: to present a variety of “classic” music that is tear-jerking, foot-tapping, and soulful, regardless of how it is “classified”. The program will feature singers Tom and Hillarie O’Toole, Christian Figueroa, pianists Douglas Martin and Frank Martignetti, and the acclaimed world-jazz trio La Voz de Tres with trumpeter Thomas Bergeron performing a mixture of classical art song, Latin Jazz, and standards from the Great American Songbook.
The Crypt at The Church of the Intercession has served as the venue for many film, television, and photo shoots, such as 666 Park Avenue, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, and was recently Listed by CBS New York as one of “5 Unusual NYC Spots To Hear Jazz Music”. Amazing space. Astounding acoustics. “Classic” music.
Prior to the concert, enjoy discounted food and drinks at the fabulousTaszo Espresso Bar from 6-7:30PM. The music, food and drinks will continue there after the concert from 9PM-close. Enjoy an evening uptown!
Hillarie O'Toole, soprano
Tom O'Toole, baritone
Christian Figueroa, tenor
Frank Martignetti, piano
Douglas Jay Martin, piano
La Voz De Tres featuring Thomas Bergeron
Tickets $20. 50% of the proceeds will support the Music Ministry of the Church of the Intercession.
Performance features the Mystic River Orchestra and guest soloists as well as Aymeric Dupre la Tour, organist. The program includes Schubert's Mass in B flat and Magnificat, Britten's Festival Te Deum, and the New England premiere of Czerny's Te Deum, just published in modern performing edition last year.
Soloists include Teresa Wakim, soprano; Eileen Ruby, alto; W. David-Marc Finley, tenor; Rene de la Garza, bass
This fun, family-friendly Halloween concert features the choruses of the University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University, as well as virtuoso organists and pianists from area churches. The program includes Halloween favorites, Broadway tunes, and other familiar favorites, as well as a silent movie accompanied on the mighty four-manual Austin pipe organ, and a costume contest!
Admission benefits the Bridgeport AGO's Louise M. Miller Scholarship Fund. See www.greaterbridgeportago.org for more information!
Singers in Southeastern CT and Rhode Island are invited to be a part of the MRC's exciting 30th anniversary season, as we present two exciting concerts under the direction of Frank Martignetti. January's performance features the Mystic River Orchestra and guest soloists, as well as Aymeric Dupre la Tour, organist. The program includes Schubert's Mass in B flat and Magnificat, Britten's Festival Te Deum, and the New England premiere of Czerny's Te Deum, just published in modern performing edition last year. Our spring concert will be a celebration of opera, operetta, and musical theater favorites. Come and join us! For more information, please visit www.mysticriverchorale.org.
Singers in southwestern CT are welcome to come and experience the exciting, multigenerational, multicultural experience that is the University of Bridgeport's University Singers, under the direction of Frank Martignetti. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (203) 576-4407.
The Fairfield County Chorale presents a summer sing of Handel's Messiah, Pts. II and III. Come experience this wonderful music from the inside out, led by conductor Frank Martignetti, of the University of Bridgeport & Mystic River Chorale, and pianist Aymeric Dupre la Tour, of Fairfield's First Church Congregational, Zuckerman Harpsichords International, and the Mystic River Chorale!