Mendelssohn's "Elijah" - 2015 Spring Concert
May 2nd and 3rd are the performance dates for the 55th Anniversary Concert of the Hartford Community Chorus. As has been their past performance practice, they have chosen to present a major choral work, the oratorio “ELIJAH” by Felix Mendelssohn. Saturday, May 2, the presentation is at 7:30 pm at Holy Hill in the Upper Church. There is no charge and no tickets are required. The Ruth A. Knoll Theater at the Schauer Center is the location of the Sunday, May 3 performance at 3:00 pm. Again there is no charge, but tickets are required for the general seating. They can easily be obtained by calling the box office, Monday thru Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 p.m. or Saturday from 11:30 to 2:00 pm or 1 hour before the concert. (262-670-0560 ext. 3) Donations are welcome at either concert location.
This anniversary concert will feature James Barany, a bass-baritone who sings with the Florentine Opera Chorus in Milwaukee as “Elijah.” Other major solos will be performed by local singers Rebecca Sandberg, soprano, Sue Laubenheimer, alto, and Jim Gottfried, tenor. Ken French is the accompanist and Jon Holsclaw of Wauwatosa, will be the narrator. A number of supporting solos or ensembles will be performed by Stephanie Funk, Navada Hessler, Eric Dietenberger, Emma Lou Hughes, Robin Pfotenhauer, Robin Fritche, Stephanie Klockow, David Schlotthauer and Steve Tennies. The Community Chorus first presented an “Elijah” for their tenth anniversary in 1970 and again for their 35th anniversary in 1995. Donna Berg is the only member of the 1970 chorus who is singing with this third presentation.
Slideshow of 2012 Christmas Concert
Photos of our December Christmas Concert at the The Schauer Center's Ruth A. Knoll Theater. [Click image for larger version.]
HCC Sings "Silent Night"
Listen to the chorus conclude our most recent Christmas Concert with their version of "Silent Night". Enjoy - and Merry Christmas!