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Danbury Concert Chorus, Community Orchestra Perform 'Serenade To Music'

Christine R. Howlett, Conductor of Danbury Concert Chorus
Christine R. Howlett, Conductor of Danbury Concert Chorus Photo Credit: Contributed
Danbury Community Orchestra, directed by Stephen Michael Smith
Danbury Community Orchestra, directed by Stephen Michael Smith Photo Credit: Contributed
Gileann Tan
Gileann Tan Photo Credit: Contributed
Louise Carrozza
Louise Carrozza Photo Credit: Contributed
Daniel Young
Daniel Young Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury Concert Chorus and Danbury Community Orchestra will perform a concert, "Serenade to Music," on Sunday, Feb.28.

The program features works by English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams and Jean Sibelius and a selection of shorter choral works.

Danbury Concert Chorus is directed by Christine R. Howlett; Danbury Community Orchestra is directed by Stephen Michael Smith. They will lead their own ensembles and will each lead one of the works by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Four vocal soloists will be featured in the concert: Gileann Tan, soprano; Louise Carrozza, alto; Daniel Young, tenor; and Timothy Koch, bass.

Tan is a junior Music Major at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. In August, she will be attending SongFest’s Studio Artist Program in Los Angeles.

Carrozza is a senior at Western Connecticut State University. She is a Cantor at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Meriden, and also serves as alto section leader in the Adult Choir at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Danbury.

Young is a third year music major with a creative writing minor at Vassar. He also composes folk music and has served as a musical director in several student theater performances on campus.

Koch is a choral singer with decades of church and regional choir participation, including solo and bass section leader responsibilities.

This concert marks the first time that these ensembles, which are both part of Danbury Music Centre have collaborated in performance.

Danbury Music Centre’s is celbrating its 80th anniversary. For more information about this concert or other events during Danbury Music Centre’s 80th anniversary season, visit its website or you call (203)-748-1716

The concert is free and open to the public thanks to the support from the Danbury Cultural Commission and the City of Danbury, along with Robert and Susan Payne.

It will take place at Western Connecticut State University's Visual and Performing Arts Center, in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury.

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