Connecticut Choral Society Maestro Eric Dale Knapp
- May 27, 2014
-- Saturday, June 21, 2014: Join us on a musical journey of beautiful and inspiring works performed by the Connecticut Choral Society to benefit Family and Children's Aid. Beginning with Frédéric Chopin's Étude in A flat Major, Op. 25, No. 1., Conductor Eric Dale Knapp crafted a musical journey around the theme of hope, mirroring the journey from emotional distress to healing that the children who use Family & Children's Aid services face. Culminating in an inspirational tribute to the resilience of Nelson Mandela, "Hope for Resolution" sung by over 200 members of the Connecticut and New Jersey Choral Societies along with a 50 person children's chorus from Swift Middle School in Watertown, CT, "Hope for Resolution" is a juxtaposition of a classic European chant overlapped with a traditional Swahili melody supported by a lively conga drum line.
The Connecticut Choral Society, Inc. (CCS) has appeared with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, toured England, Canada, and Eastern Europe, but you can see them in Danbury, on Saturday, June 21 at 7PM at The First Congregational Church (164 Deer Hill Road.)
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at http://www.ctchoralsociety.org/
or from Nick Hoffman (nick.hoffman@
FCAweb.org) at Family & Children's Aid for $20 each (children 12 and under are free.) All proceeds to benefit Family & Children’s Aid.
Family & Children's Aid (FCA) helps kids heal by providing high quality, innovative and responsive programs that focus on the emotional and behavioral well being of the child and by working to create access to high quality mental health care for all children. http://www.fcaweb.org/