Past Events

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Jan '17

13
07:00 pm
Annual Epiphany Party 2017

What would it be without an annual Greater Bridgeport AGO social event? Join us for lots to eat, a chance to play and sing with fellow colleagues and toast the new year. Executive meeting starts at 3:30 pm - RSVP required.
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Oct '16

30
04:00 pm
15th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza

The premiere unforgettable, family-friendly Halloween musical extravaganza in the region! 6 Choral Ensembles - 200+ 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!
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Sep '16

18
04:00 pm
Potluck Picnic and Board Meeting 2016

Celebrate a wonderful summer and share programs for the upcoming year with your fellow AGO members at the home of Co-Dean, Bernadette Aubin Allan, 88 Tuckahoe Road in Shelton.
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Jun '16

12
04:00 pm
Member Recital & Annual Dinner

Polish up that piece of music you would like to share with your colleagues on the recently restored (2012) First Congregational Church, Norwalk, CT III/52-rank Austin pipe organ, followed by wine/cheese social time and a scrumptious dinner with colleagues. $25/person. - recital and dinner. RSVP June 8 for dinner.
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Apr '16

09
10:00 am
Leading Community Singing

A workshop for choral directors to bring home a fresh repertoire of great arrangements of a wide range of traditional American secular and sacred songs, including African American gospel and spirituals, old and new American shape note pieces, newly composed pieces and old hymns.
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Nov '15

08
04:00 pm
Celebration of Life - Dr. Paul E. Knox

Music at the Meetinghouse: Celebration of the Life of Paul E. Knox - First Church Congregational, Fairfield, Aymeric Dupre la Tour, host - reception. This very special musical celebration honors Dr. Paul E. Knox that passed away earlier this year. Fellow church musicians, instrumentalists, singers, have volunteered their time to make this a spectacular musical treat. Performers include Dr. Aymeric Dupre, Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Dr. Joe Utterback, Dr. Paul Jacobson, and many more. The featured piece will be the Bach Cantata #80, Ein Feste Burg with soloists, orchestra and choir.
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Oct '15

18
04:00 pm
14th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza

The premiere unforgettable, family-friendly Halloween musical extravaganza in the region! 6 Choral Ensembles - 200+ 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!
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Sep '15

13
04:00 pm
Potluck Picnic and Board Meeting

Celebrate a wonderful summer and share programs for the upcoming year with your fellow AGO members at the home of Co-Dean, Rev. Meg Williams, 875 East Broadway in Stratford.
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Jul '15

01
05:00 pm
2015 Annual Dinner Meeting - New Haven Region I Convention

Member and Guest Dinner & Concert – Join Us as the Chapter hosts dinner followed by the final New Haven Regional Conference 7:30 PM Concert with Thomas Murray, Woolsey Hall. This will be an exceptional evening to meet fellow AGO members from throughout the New England region. No money required.
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May '15

03
04:00 pm
Connecticut Chamber Choir - Psalms, Songs, Spirituals

St. Theresa's RC Church, Trumbull. Constance Chase, Artist Director. Featuring Vaughn Williams, Five Mystical Songs, and works by Tallis, Holst, Britten, Walton, Bairstow, Manz, Thompson, Hogan, Alice Parker, Kenneth Jennings, Hubert Bird, Rosephanye Powell, Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory
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May '15

02
08:00 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - Carmina Burana

Regina Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. Featuring Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Carmina explodes with sensual delights and a choir and percussion ensemble go wild. Celebrating Mendelssohn Choir's 30th Anniversary.
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Apr '15

18
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Seduction, Tragedy, Fate

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Epic Stories and Intimate Letters. Conductor Eric Jacobsen, with guests, Johnny Gandelsman, violin, and Nicolas Cords, viola. Ades Dances from Powder her Face: Overture, Waltz and Finale, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
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Mar '15

14
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - The New World

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Epic Stories and Intimate Letters. Conductor Eric Jacobsen, with guest, Gabriel Kahane, composer/singer/songwriter. Schubert "Songs", Kahane "The Ambassador", Kahane Crane Palimsest, Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
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Jan '15

11
04:00 pm
Connecticut Chamber Choir - Music for a Royal Celebration

St. Theresa's RC Church, Trumbull. Constance Chase, Artist Director. Handel, Coronation Anthems - Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, The King Shall Rejoice. Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass.
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Dec '14

20
08:00 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - Heaven and Nature Sing

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Fairfield, CT. Featuring John Rutter’s Gloria and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and sparkling Traditional Holiday Songs. Celebrating Mendelssohn Choir's 30th Anniversary.
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Dec '14

06
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - A Folk Christmas

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Epic Stories and Intimate Letters. Conductor Eric Jacobsen, with guests, The Fairfield County Childrens Choir, Sara Watkins, fiddle/songwriter/singer, Aoife O'Donovan, singer/songwriter. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
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Nov '14

15
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Dreaming of Dances

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Epic Stories and Intimate Letters. Guest Conductor Jacomo Bairos. Ligeti Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances, Stravinsky Pulcinella: Suite, Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
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Oct '14

19
04:00 pm
13th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza

5 Choral Ensembles - 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!
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Oct '14

18
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Heroic Journeys

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Epic Stories and Intimate Letters. Eric Jacobsen, Conductor; Colin Jacobsen, violinist. Golijov The Last Round, Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM.
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Oct '14

05
03:00 pm
Rose Window Concert Series - Oktoberfest

First Congregational Church, Stratford. A traditional favorite concert featuring Michael Jovovich, Tenor; Allison Fay, Soprano; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; David Allan Wehr, piano; Andrew Shenton, organ; Carol Woodman, soprano; Tom Woodman, baritone; in a program of classical works, Broadway songs and jazz tunes. Celebrating Dr. Joe's 70th birthday.
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Sep '14

13
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Stories From The Sea

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Epic Stories and Intimate Letters - Opening night Eric Jacobsen. Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture; Walt Whitman Poem & Songs, Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade. Preconcert lecture at 7:00 PM - Orin Grossman, Eric Jacobsen, John Polo
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Jun '14

08
04:00 pm
Scholarship Winner & Member Concert & Annual Dinner

Cathedral of Saint Augustine, Bridgeport, Rev. Peter Lenox, host. Katelyn Emerson, the 2013 M. Louise Miller Scholarship Winner, along with chapter members perform on the recently rebuilt 1979 M.P. Moeller - 2013 A. Thompson Allen III/47 rank pipe organ in this gothic and resonant space, Sunday, June 8, 4:00 PM, followed by the Chapter Annual Dinner. $25/person - recital and dinner. RSVP June 4 for dinner.
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May '14

17
08:00 pm
Carmen - Mendelssohn Choir - Fairfield County Childrens Choir - Norwalk Symphony

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk CT. The Mendelssohn Choir (Director, Carole Ann Maxwell), Fairfield County Children's Choir (Director, Jon Noyes) join forces with the Norwalk Symphony (Conductor, Jonathan Yates) for the concert version of the opera "Carmen".
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May '14

10
08:00 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - Poulenc Gloria, Rossini Stabat Mater

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. Fairfield County Chorale performs Poulenc "Gloria" and Rossini "Stabat Mater". David Rosenmeyer, Music Director
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May '14

10
07:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - Spring Concert 2014

Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield. 300 children in 5 choirs that illustrate the breath and range of musical performance for Director Jon Noyes and conductors of FCCC.
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May '14

04
04:00 pm
Connecticut Chamber Choir - May 4

St. Theresa's RC Church, Trumbull. Constance Chase, Artist Director. Concert details to follow shortly.
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May '14

03
07:30 pm
Sacred Heart University - Movies and More 2013

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. The Sacred Heart Band and Choirs combine forces to present some of the greatest scores from the world of film. 50th Celebration Event. Tickets $10. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors.
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May '14

01
07:30 pm
Fairfield University Glee Club - Glee Goes Hollywood Pops Concert

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Annual Pops Concert featuring The Fairfield University Glee Club, Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M, Conductor.
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Apr '14

26
07:30 pm
Sacred Heart University - SHU LOVE Pops 2013

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. SHU L.O.V.E. (Ladies Only Vocal Ensemble) present their 5th annual Pops Concert, "Here Comes Trouble". Bad never sounded so good. Tickets $5. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors.
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Apr '14

23
06:30 pm
University of Bridgeport Choirs - Spring Concert 2014

Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Center at the University of Bridgeport. Annual Spring Concert featuring the UB Chamber Singers, UB Percussion Group and University Singers. Free. Frank Martignetti, Music Director
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Apr '14

13
04:00 pm
Rose Window Concert Series - 72nd Annual Palm Sunday Concert

First Congregational Church, Stratford. A traditional favorite concert featuring Michael Jovovich, Tenor; Allison Fay, Soprano; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; Beth Palmer, piano; extended First Church Choir with area church singers.
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Apr '14

12
08:00 pm
Fairfield University Glee Club - Bravissimo! 10th Anniversary As President, Jeffery P. Von Arx, S.J.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. The Fairfield University Glee Club presents Bravissimo! Jeffrey P.von Arx, S.J. 10th Anniversary Concert featuring a new mass setting composed for The Glee Club by Christopher Wilcock, S.J. Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M, Conductor.
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Apr '14

12
07:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Conductor Jacomo Bairos, Anita Chen (piano/violin)

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Conducting the Future - 5 GBS Finalist Conductors, superb soloists - all prior winners of the GBS Young Instrumentalist Competitions. See each conductor compete for the role of GBS Principal conductor. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, opus 37
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Apr '14

08
06:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Meet & Greet Conductor Jacomo Bairos

Location TBA. Get a chance to meet our GBS Finalist Conductor and other GBS board members, subscribers and friends in this beautiful and comfortable country club setting. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. Music by TBA.
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Apr '14

06
03:00 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - West Meets East

Regina Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield. Featuring "Requiem" by John Rutter and World Premiere of Child of War by Jin Hi Kim, a work commissioned for MCC.
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Mar '14

30
04:00 pm
3rd Community Choral Festival

United Congregational Church, Bridgeport, John Michniewicz, John Polo, hosts. Reception follows.
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Mar '14

30
04:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - 17th Century Music & More

First Church Congregational Fairfield. With ARTEK & Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse. Wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $20, students $5.
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Mar '14

26
06:30 pm
University of Bridgeport Choirs - A Motown Revue

Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Center at the University of Bridgeport. Featuring the UB Chamber Singers, Fusion Ensemble and University Singers. Free. Frank Martignetti, Music Director
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Mar '14

22
07:30 pm
Sacred Heart University - "Friends" Spring Choral Concert 2013

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. The combined SHU Choirs in a concert celebrating the power, influence and legacy of friendship. Free. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors.
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Mar '14

15
08:00 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - Honneger, Le Roi David (King David)

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. Fairfield County Chorale performs Honneger "Le Roi David" (King David). David Rosenmeyer, Music Director
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Mar '14

15
07:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Conductor Lawrence Loh, Joel Fan (piano)

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Conducting the Future - 5 GBS Finalist Conductors, superb soloists - all prior winners of the GBS Young Instrumentalist Competitions. See each conductor compete for the role of GBS Principal conductor. Beethoven Piano Concert No. 4 in G-major, opus 58
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Mar '14

11
07:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Meet & Greet Conductor Lawrence Loh

Bellermine Hall, Fairfield University. Get a chance to meet our GBS Finalist Conductor and other GBS board members, subscribers and friends in this beautiful and comfortable country club setting. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. Music by TBA.
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Feb '14

23
03:00 pm
Three Generations of Song IV 2014

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. The Fairfield County Children's Choir (Director, Jon Noyes) and The Mendelssohn Choir of CT (Director, Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell) join forces with the Fairfield University Glee Club in this wonderful program.
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Feb '14

23
03:00 pm
Sacred Heart University - Elements Concert 2013

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. This annual concert, the Choirs present various performance selections representing all the Performing Arts Groups on campus - Dance, Band, Theatre. Free. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors. Tickets - $5.
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Feb '14

09
04:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - Chamber Orchestra of New York

First Church Congregational Fairfield. Details to follow. Director of Music, Dr. Aymeric Dupré la Tour performs in his role as Principal Organ/Harpsichordist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York under the direction of Music Director, Salvatore Di Vittorio. Wine and cheese reception.
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Feb '14

08
07:30 pm
Sacred Heart University - Gospel Fest 2013

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. The SHU 4 Heart Harmony and SHU L.O.V.E. along with local choirs an an inspirational and uplifting evening of praise. Free. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors.
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Feb '14

01
07:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - Broadway Concert 2014

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport. A selection of Broadway hits; includes the FCCC orchestra.
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Jan '14

19
04:00 pm
Rose Window Concert Series - Michael Jovovich & Friends 2014

First Congregational Church, Stratford. Michael Jovovich, tenor; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; an afternoon of jazz, popular and Broadway songs.
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Jan '14

12
04:00 pm
Connecticut Chamber Choir - January 12

St. Theresa's RC Church, Trumbull. Constance Chase, Artist Director. Concert details to follow shortly.
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Jan '14

12
03:00 pm
Amahl & Peter: A Family Affair

Amahl and the Night Visitors & Peter and the Wolf. The Greater Bridgeport Symphony and the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra. Two orchestras tell two tales with narration and song. The Klein Auditorium.
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Jan '14

05
05:00 pm
Annual Epiphany Party 2014

What would it be without an annual Greater Bridgeport AGO social event at the home of John Polo? Join us for lots to eat, a chance to play the piano and organ with fellow colleagues and toast the new year. Executive meeting starts at 3:30 pm - RSVP required.
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Dec '13

15
03:00 pm
Seventh Annual Christmas Carol Community Sing-Along

Great Lawn of Saint Margaret's Shrine. Singers Wanted. Community Sing-Along sponsored by the Bridgeport Area Cultural Italian Organization. Santa Claus for the children. Free reception at Circolo Sportivo. Singers and Brass conducted by Music Director Tony Procaccini.
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Dec '13

14
08:00 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - A Joyful Noise

St. Thomas Acquinas Church, Fairfield, CT. With Festival Orchestra. Featuring Vivaldi's "Gloria" and Sparkling Traditional Holiday Songs.
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Dec '13

14
08:00 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - Holiday Concert 2013

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. Haydn "Te Deum", Britten "Te Deum, Mozart "Coronation Mass" and holiday music selections. Mozart Solemn Vespers, Vivaldi Gloria. David Rosenmeyer, Music Director
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Dec '13

14
07:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Conductor Eric Jacobsen, Alexander Markov (violin); Trumbull High School Concert Choir

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Conducting the Future - 5 GBS Finalist Conductors, superb soloists - all prior winners of the GBS Young Instrumentalist Competitions. See each conductor compete for the role of GBS Principal conductor. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D-major, opus 61, along with programming to reflect the holiday, our wonderful Violin soloist and choral ensemble
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Dec '13

13
07:30 pm
The Elm City Girls Ceremony of Carols

Holiday Classics featuring The Elm City Girls' Choir - Selections from Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" & other festive choral works to celebrate the season. Center Church on the Green, 250 Temple Street, Haven, CT. Free for AGO members if reserved before December 11.
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Dec '13

10
06:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Meet & Greet Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Trumbull Congregational Church. Get a chance to meet our GBS Finalist Conductor and other GBS board members, subscribers and friends in this beautiful and historic setting. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. Music by pianist Dr. Orin Grossman.
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Dec '13

08
04:30 pm
Sacred Heart University - A Service of Lessons and Carols 2013

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. The SHU Liturgical Choir, 4 Heart Harmony and SHU L.O.V.E. choirs in celebrate the Christmas Story in scripture readings, anthems and Christmas carols. Free. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors.
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Dec '13

08
03:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - Winter Concert - 2014

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. 300 angelic voices to lift your holiday spirits.
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Dec '13

07
02:00 pm
Fairfield University Glee Club - Wonderous Love

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Annual Christmas Concert featuring The Fairfield University Glee Club, Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M, Conductor. Friday, December 6, 8:00 PM and Saturday, December 7, 2:00 PM.
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Dec '13

06
08:00 pm
Fairfield University Glee Club - Wonderous Love

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Annual Christmas Concert featuring The Fairfield University Glee Club, Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M, Conductor. Friday, December 6, 8:00 PM and Saturday, December 7, 2:00 PM.
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Dec '13

05
08:00 pm
Sacred Heart University - A Choral Christmas Extravaganza 2013

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. The combined SHU Choirs present a mix of holiday and Christmas traditional and contemporary favorites. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors. Tickets - $5.
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Dec '13

04
06:00 pm
University of Bridgeport Choirs - Holiday Concert 2013

Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Center at the University of Bridgeport. Annual Holiday Concert featuring the UB Chamber Singers, UB Fusion Ensemble, UB Gospel Choir, UB Percussion Group, University Singers, and special guests, the Bridgeport Boys Choir. Free. Refreshments and pictures with Santa to follow. Frank Martignetti, Music Director
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Nov '13

17
04:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - Exploration

First Church Congregational Fairfield. Organ & French Horn with Dr. Aymeric Dupré la Tour & Elizabeth Fleming Martignetti. Wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $20, students $5.
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Nov '13

09
07:30 pm
Sacred Heart University - Misa Gaia

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield. The combined SHU Choirs plus instruments present the Misa Gaia or Earth Mass. A lively, touching and uplifting performance to celebrate all creation. Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Choral Directors. SHU 50th Celebration Event. Tickets - $5.
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Oct '13

27
04:00 pm
12th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza

6 Choral Ensembles - 200+ 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!
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Oct '13

26
08:00 pm
Connecticut Valley Theatre Organist Society - Silent Film - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Thomaston Opera House, Thomaston. The Connecticut Theatre Organ Society presents Victor Hugo's immortal classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, accompanied by theatre organist Juan Cardona, Jr. on the mighty Marr & Colton pipe organ.
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Oct '13

26
07:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Conductor Jonathan Govias; Soloists Andrew Armstrong (piano), Allison Elredge (cello), Deborah Wong (violin)

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Conducting the Future - 5 GBS Finalist Conductors, superb soloists - all prior winners of the GBS Young Instrumentalist Competitions. See each conductor compete for the role of GBS Principal conductor. Beethoven "Triple Concerto" - Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C-major, opus 56
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Oct '13

22
06:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Meet & Greet Conductor Jonathan Govias

Southport Pequot Library. Get a chance to meet our GBS Finalist Conductor and other GBS board members, subscribers and friends in this beautiful and comfortable country club setting. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. Music by David Harris.
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Oct '13

20
04:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - Intoxication

First Church Congregational Fairfield. Violin & Piano with Larry Shiller & Ola Gurevich. Wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $20, students $5. Season Ticket $50.
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Oct '13

06
03:00 pm
Rose Window Concert Series - Oktoberfest 2014

First Congregational Church, Stratford. A traditional favorite concert featuring Michael Jovovich, Tenor; Allison Fay, Soprano; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; Beth Palmer, piano; Carol Woodman, soprano; Tom Woodman, baritone; in a program of gospel songs, classical selections, Broadway melodies and jazz tunes. Celebrating Dr. Joe's 69th birthday.
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Oct '13

06
03:00 pm
Organ Dedication - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Westport

Recitalist and church organist, Paul Jordon; acclaimed soloist Jennifer Foster; Xilin Feg, violinist; Tim Will, baroque trumpet. Works by Bach, Telemann, Handel and a world premiere of a new composition by Paul Jordon for organ, soprano solo, with trumpet (and timpani). Free. A reception will follow.
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Sep '13

28
07:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos & Alex Beyer, piano

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Conducting the Future - 5 GBS Finalist Conductors, superb soloists - all prior winners of the GBS Young Instrumentalist Competitions. See each conductor compete for the role of GBS Principal conductor. "Emperor Concerto" - Piano Concert No. 5, E-flat major, opus 73.
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Sep '13

24
06:30 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Meet & Greet Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos

The Patterson Club of Fairfield. Get a chance to meet our GBS Finalist Conductor and other GBS board members, subscribers and friends in this beautiful and comfortable country club setting. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. Music by Dr. Joe Utterback.
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Sep '13

22
04:00 pm
Potluck Picnic and Board Meeting

Celebrate a wonderful summer and share programs for the upcoming year with your fellow AGO members at the home of new Dean, Rev. Meg Williams, 875 East Broadway in Stratford.
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Jun '13

09
04:00 pm
Annual Dinner and program "Building a Stress Toolkit"

Who doesn't have stress in their job and can't use a few more tools to help. All members and clergy are welcome to the dinner and program that will be both educational and humorous. We welcome Orna Rawals, licensed marriage and family therapist and playwright. Our host is Dottie Cameron at Christ Church Episcopal, Stratford.
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May '13

19
02:30 pm
Music at St. Mary Church - Divine Hair: Mass in F

St. Mary Church, Milford. The Jonathan Law Drama Club and Saint Mary Choir will join forces to present this seldom heard work - a unique and funky Mass by the award-winning composer of the smash hit musical “Hair”. A free-will offering will be accepted.
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May '13

18
07:30 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - Mozart Solemn Vespers, Vivaldi Gloria

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. Mozart Solemn Vespers, Vivaldi Gloria.
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May '13

11
07:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - The Miracle of Singing with Special Guest Nick Page

Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield
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May '13

05
04:00 pm
Connecticut Chamber Choir - Dancing in the Light

United Congregational Church, Bridgeport. Works by Lauridsen, Effinger, Harris and Cohen. Also featuring a contemporary lyric corps de ballet.
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May '13

05
03:00 pm
Sacred Heart University Choirs - A Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University. All choirs of the university. Dr. John Michniewicz, conductor; Galen Tate, accompanist.
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May '13

02
07:30 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - Angels & Demons with the New Haven Symphony

Woolsey Hall, New Haven. Elgar's masterwork, The Dream of Gerontious, op 38.
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Apr '13

27
08:00 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - Soundtrack of Kings & Cathedrals

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. Musical echoes from the glories of Versailles, Handel, Rutter, Bizet.
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Apr '13

20
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - A Tribute to Brahms - Vanessa Perez, Piano

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Johannes Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1, opus 15, D minor and Symphony No. 1, opus 68, C minor. Returning Venezuelan pianist Vanessa Perez has already been recognized as a "Virtuosa" of the keyboard, endowed with extraordinary interpretive power and an incredible virtuosity that captivates audiences, performing a Brahms masterpiece, notable for its scale and grandeur, as well as its thrilling technical difficulties. Gustav Meier, Conductor.
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Apr '13

13
10:00 am
Revitalizing Song for the 21st Century

Changing times require innovation in music performance, using the organ/piano in new ways, adding other instruments, use of electronics, visual aids, learning ways to get volunteers involved. A hot topic for sure. Clinician TBD.
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Apr '13

07
02:30 pm
Music at St. Mary Church - Music in the Natural World with Jeffrey Wood, Organist

St. Mary Church, Milford. This concert will celebrate the arrival of Spring with music inspired by nature. Composers have long attempted to capture the sounds of birds, waves, calm pastures, and raging storms. Join us for this “indoor hike” with the Casavant pipe organ. A free-will offering will be accepted.
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Mar '13

24
04:00 pm
Rose Window Concert Series - 71st Annual Palm Sunday Concert

First Congregational Church, Stratford. A traditional favorite concert featuring Michael Jovovich, Tenor; Allison Fay, Soprano; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; Jeff Wood, organ; Beth Palmer, piano; extended First Church Choir with area church singers.
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Mar '13

23
07:30 pm
Sacred Heart University Choirs - Palm Sunday Concert

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University. All choirs of the university. Dr. John Michniewicz, conductor; Galen Tate, accompanist.
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Mar '13

16
08:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - The Mediterranean - A Sampling from Rossini to Respighi

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Gioachino Rossini - L'Italiana in Ageri: Overture; Samuel Barber - Media's Meditation & Dance; Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Cappriccio Italien, opus 45; Giacomo Puccini - Capriccio sinfonico; Ottorino Respighi - Pines of Rome. Gustav Meier, Conductor.
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Mar '13

16
07:30 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - Brahms Requiem, Mozart Ave Verum

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. Brahms Requiem, Mozart Ave Verum, Mozart Kyrie in D Minor, Mozart Masonic Funeral Mass.
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Mar '13

10
04:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - Celestial Sounds

First Church Congregational Fairfield. Celestial Sounds with Etherea Vocal Ensemble, a chamber group of eight treble voices renowned for its "superb blending of tone, dynamic range, and flexible technique". Founded in 2008, the group's debut album quickly became a national sensation, earning rave reviews and placing near the top of the Billboard Classical chart. Etherea is simply ethereal! Suggested donation $30.
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Mar '13

03
03:30 pm
Music at St. Mary Church - Penny Lane: A Tribute to the Beatles

St. Mary Church, Milford. New Haven’s premiere brass quintet, “Brass”, is known for their exciting performances and innovative programs. Their ensemble is built around the principle that music is for everyone, and should be fun. This concert is not to be missed! A free-will offering will be accepted.
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Feb '13

23
08:30 pm
Lord Nelson Mass & Radiant Baroque Choral Works

St. Theresa Church-Trumbull celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala concert on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm. The New Haven Chorale, University of Hartford’s Hartt Chorale and St. Theresa Choirs are joining forces to perform Missa in Angustiis (Nelsonmesse) by Franz Josef Haydn and other choral jewels by Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Sweelinck.
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Feb '13

18
10:30 am
Organ Crawl - Historic Organs of Bridgeport

Join fellow members and chapter friends as organ crawl host Paul Thoma leads the group to unique pipe organ installations within close proximity in Bridgeport. Bring your organ shoes and try one or more of these organs yourself.
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Feb '13

02
08:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - Sit Down, You're Rockin the Boat

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. A selection of Broadway hits; includes the FCCC orchestra.
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Jan '13

27
08:30 pm
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut - Angels & Demons - Special Guest Michael Jovovich

Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield. Angels & Demons with Special guest Michael Jovovich. Cherubs to satanic out-cries.
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Jan '13

20
04:00 pm
Rose Window Concert Series - Michael Jovovich & Friends

First Congregational Church, Stratford. Michael Jovovich, tenor; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; an afternoon of jazz, popular and Broadway songs.
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Jan '13

19
06:00 pm
Debut of Saecula, New Women's Choir

Saecula, a new women’s choir and ensemble composed of alumnae of the Elm City Girls’ Choir, will make its official debut in an Evensong and Concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport. Proceeds benefit the St. John’s Music Program and the United Choir School Scholarship Fund.
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Jan '13

19
02:00 pm
Celebration of Life - Bob Tellalian

The musical resources of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the Mendelssohn Choir, the Connecticut Chamber Choir, the Greater Bridgeport American Guild of Organist and the United Congregational Church Chancel Choir coming together to salute the life of a fellow singer and sponsor of great music performance.
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Jan '13

13
05:00 pm
Connecticut Chamber Choir - Shining in the Night

St. Theresa's RC Church, Trumbull. Works by Host, Brahms, Barber, Jonson, Gordon, Douma
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Jan '13

06
06:00 pm
Annual Epiphany Party

What would it be without an annual Greater Bridgeport AGO social event at the home of John Polo? Join us for lots to eat, a chance to play the piano and organ with fellow colleagues and toast the new year. Executive meeting starts at 3:30 pm - RSVP required.
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Dec '12

16
05:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - Community Messiah Sing

First Church Congregational Fairfield. Celebrate Christmas by singing the Christmas portion of the Messiah with help from the choirs of First Church, Fairfield and Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown. Bring your own score, rent a score for $5, or simply come an listen! Suggested donation $10.
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Dec '12

09
05:30 pm
Sacred Heart University Choirs - Annual Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University. All choirs of the university. Dr. John Michniewicz, conductor; Galen Tate, accompanist.
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Dec '12

09
03:30 pm
Music at St. Mary Church - Sanctuary Handbell Choir from 1st Congregational Church Branford

St. Mary Church, Milford. This ensemble, directed by Michael Lianos, is widely regarded as one of the finest bell choirs in Connecticut. They will present a variety of secular and sacred music for the Christmas season. A free-will offering will be accepted.
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Dec '12

08
09:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - Holiday Pops with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. FCC joins GBS in this holiday concert. Jubilee and Noel, Variations on a Theme of Joseph, Haydn - Festive Sounds of Hanukah, Winter in Buenos Aires, Gloria, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Angels Carol, Gesu Bambino, Simple Gifts, Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival and holiday sing-along.
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Dec '12

08
09:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Holiday Pops with the Fairfield County Children's Choir

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. FCC joins GBS in this holiday concert. Jubilee and Noel, Variations on a Theme of Joseph, Haydn - Festive Sounds of Hanukah, Winter in Buenos Aires, Gloria, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Angels Carol, Gesu Bambino, Simple Gifts, Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival and holiday sing-along. Christopher Hisey, Conductor; Jon Noyes, Music Director; Deborah Wong, Violin.
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Dec '12

08
06:00 pm
Trinity Church Southport Music - Organ Masterworks - Iain Quinn, Organist

Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport. A concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Trinity's Wilhelm tracker pipe organ. Organ masterworks of Bach, Buxtehude and Mendelssohn. Tickets $15/$10 or $25 (includes hors d'oeuvres/wine reception).
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Dec '12

05
05:00 pm
Sacred Heart University Choirs - Christmas Vespers and Wreath Lighting

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University. All choirs of the university. Dr. John Michniewicz, conductor; Galen Tate, accompanist.
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Dec '12

02
04:00 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - Winter Concert - "Angels Sing"

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. 300 angelic voices to life your holiday spirits.
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Dec '12

01
08:30 pm
Sacred Heart University Choirs - Christmas Choral Extravaganza

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University. All choirs of the university. Dr. John Michniewicz, conductor; Galen Tate, accompanist.
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Dec '12

01
08:30 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - with New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. FCCC combines its voices with the Fairfield County Chorale and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for this wonderful event. Works by Humperdinck, Tchaikovsky, Orff.
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Dec '12

01
08:30 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - with New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Norwalk Concert Hall, Norwalk. FCC combines its voices with the Fairfield County Childrens Choir and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for this wonderful event. Works by Humperdinck, Tchaikovsky, Orff.
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Nov '12

29
08:30 pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir - with New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Woolsey Hall, New Haven. FCCC combines its voices with the Fairfield County Chorale and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for this wonderful event. Works by Humperdinck, Tchaikovsky, Orff.
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Nov '12

29
08:30 pm
Fairfield County Chorale - with New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Woolsey Hall, New Haven. FCC combines its voices with the Fairfield County Chilren's Choir and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for this wonderful event. Works by Humperdinck, Tchaikovsky, Orff.
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Nov '12

18
03:30 pm
Music at St. Mary Church - Elms City Girls' Choir

St. Mary Church, Milford. Founded in 1993, the Elm City Girls’ Choir has received national recognition, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Walt Disney World. Based in New Haven, this group is comprised of the top 16 choristers of United Choir School, New England’s largest youth choir program. A free-will offering will be accepted.
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Nov '12

17
09:00 pm
Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Germania with Adele Anthony, Violin

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 3, opus 55 (Eroica); Max Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1, opus 26. Gustav Meier, Conductor; Adele Anthony, Violin.
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Nov '12

11
05:00 pm
First Church Fairfield Concert Series - Operation Hope Benefit Concert

First Church Congregational Fairfield. Operation Hope Benefit Concert featuring Kristen Graves, Brian Dolzani, and Glenn Roth; local artists with commanding voices and innovative techniques. Wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $20, students $5. They may be purchased at the door or by calling 203-259-8396 x 13.
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Oct '12

21
04:00 pm
11th Annual Pipescreams Concert

Enjoy the photos and videos from the largest Pipescreams concert to-date with near 1,000 performers and audience!
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Sep '12

16
02:30 pm
Potluck Picnic and Board Meeting

Celebrate a wonderful summer and share programs for the upcoming year with your fellow AGO members at the home of new Dean, Rev. Meg Williams, 875 East Broadway in Stratford.
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Jun '12

10
04:00 pm
Scholarship Winner Concert & Annual Dinner

First Congregational Church, Norwalk, CT, Flora Major host. Celebrate the new, large 3-manual Austin console and upgrades. Come for dinner and to hear our 2011 M. Louise Miller Scholarship Winner Mary Pan.Sunday, June 10, 4:00 PM, followed by the Chapter Annual Dinner. $25/person - recital and dinner. RSVP June 3 for dinner.
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Mar '12

24
09:30 am
A Community Ring

Stratford United Methodist Church, Stratford, Rev. Meg Williams, Carole Fanslow, hosts. Workshop, Lunch, and Concert; Rick Wood, Director of "Chime In! Music with a Mission" is Clinician.
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Oct '11

29
04:00 pm
10th Annual Pipescreams Concert

Join us! Tell your friends! Where else can you enjoy 200+ singers from 6 area choral groups along with some of the finest musicians in the area in this annual entertaining concert of Halloween-theme, Broadway, & other recognizable music pieces, including another 1920’s short silent film accompanied by David Harris at the mighty pipe organ?
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Sep '11

18
02:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting and Chapter Potluck Supper

The first Executive Committee Meeting for the 2011-2012 season will start at 2:30 PM at the home of RoseAnne Homola, followed by a Pot Luck Supper for all Chapter Members. RSVP with what you will be bringing.
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Jun '11

05
04:00 pm
Member Recital & Annual Dinner Meeting, First Church Fairfield.

Celebration of the new Klais pipe organ, hosted by Dr. Paul Knox. Artists include: Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Jeffrey Wood, Stephen Roberts, Michael Lantowski, and Dr. Joe Utterback. Dinner follows and is open to all friends of the Guild and First Church Fairfield.
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Mar '11

26
10:00 am
What a Great Choir! Techniques for getting there and staying there.

Constance Chase, Choral Director, Connecticut Chamber Choir and West Point Cadet Glee Club, at Unity Hill Church, Trumbull. Registration fee (TBD) will include the cost of the book.
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Mar '11

06
05:00 pm
2nd Annual Choral Festival

United Congregational Church, Bridgeport, John Michniewicz, John Polo, Constance Chase, hosts. Reception follows (snow date: March 13, 2011); 2 rehearsal dates tentatively scheduled for the 2 previous Wednesdays, February 23 and March 2, at 7:30 PM, also at United Church.
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Oct '10

30
04:00 pm
9th Annual PipeScreams Concert

United Congregational Church, Bridgeport, John Michniewicz/John Polo, hosts. A reception follows the concert.
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Jun '10

07
12:00 pm
2010 Region I Teen Pipe Organ Encounter

The Greater Bridgeport AGO Chapter in cooperation with the New Haven and Fairfield West AGO Chapters hosted an exciting week of instruction for 34 very special young organists using 30+ area church pipe organs. Enjoy some of the many photos, audios and programs from that special week in June 2010.
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02
06:00 pm | June 02
Scholarship Winner Recital & Annual Dinner

We are thrilled to have GBAGO scholarship winners Colin MacKnight (Julliard Doctorate student) and Alden Wright (Eastman under grad student) join us for this wonderful year-end social gathering at the beautiful Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield - RSVP for scrumptious catered dinner to Carole Fanslow fanslow@juno.com by Monday, May 29.
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