Chorus

Chorus


The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC), a subsidiary of Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Inc., is comprised of approximately 80 auditioned singers, who range in age from high school students to octogenarians.  Under the direction of Chorus Director Wendy Moy, the volunteer ensemble presents classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and many other major composers, as well as works by contemporary composers such as John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen. 


The ECSC will be performing three concerts this coming season.  All choral rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, September through April. Visit and like our  Facebook page for up-to-date chorus activities and performances.


ECSC Tennis Tournament at Mitchell College

July 27 and 28

A tennis tournament benefiting the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus will take place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. All ages and skill levels welcome. Click here for more information and entry forms.


Auditions


Come sing with an orchestra!  The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC) is currently seeking singers for the 2019/2020 season.  Experience the thrill of performing music by George Frideric Handel, English composer William Walton and New London composer Charles Frink with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada.


Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and January 8, 2020 at Harkness Chapel on the campus of Connecticut College.  Auditions are by appointment only and will begin at 7:00 pm. 


Participants are expected to prepare two songs of symphonic, hymns or church music; those auditioning will also be asked to vocalize and sight read.  Applicants should bring the piano accompaniment scores of their chosen songs to the audition, as an accompanist will be provided.  To reserve your audition appointment, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com.


2019 Concert


The chorus unites with the ECSO to perform Queen/Vrtacnik’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Charles Frink’s John Henry on SATURDAY, November 23, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut.


Join the Eastern CT Symphony Chorus and members of the ECSO at 7:30 pm on SATURDAY, December 7, 2019 in Harkness Chapel on the campus of Connecticut College for a stunning performance of G.F. Handel's Messiah with selections from Part One, Two and Three.  Tickets will be available through eventbrite.com.


2020 Concert


The orchestra and chorus combine for the final ECSO concert of season at 7:30 pm on SATURDAY, April 25, 2020 at the Garde Arts Center to perform William Walton's Belshazzar’s Feast with guest singers from Connecticut College and the Mystic River Chorale.


Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for the Garde Arts Center concerts and ticket information.  Please remember to tell them that you heard about it here!  You can also order tickets to concerts held with the ECSO by visiting gardearts.org .  Thank you for your patronage!


You Make a Difference


The ECSC counts on the support of ticket holders and donors.  If you wish to learn more about the chorus or want to make a don ation , please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at  ecscpresident@gmail.com .

Single Tickets On Sale!

Single tickets for the 2019-2020 season are now on sale! Satisfy  your musical curiosity, celebrate  this special occasion - a decade in the making, and honor Toshi's 10th season with the ECSO by hearing our orchestra with so many amazing artists.


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Radio

Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Verdi: I lombardi
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Snider: Disquiet
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Smetana: The Moldau
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
Liszt: Les préludes, S 97
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Berlioz: Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, prelude
Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Novacek: Intoxication
Mussorgsky: The Great Gate of Kiev
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Coolidge: Pioneer Dances
Copland: Suite from Our Town
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Kern: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 "Death and Transfiguration"
Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Overture, Op. 67
Dvorak: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

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The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.