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IN MEMORIAM - FREE CT Choral Society Concert

Event Date/Time

Jun 23, 2013
7:00 pm until 8:30 pm


IN MEMORIAM - FREE CT Choral Society Concert

In response to the tragedy and loss suffered by the people of Newtown, the Connecticut Choral Society is giving a FREE concert, IN MEMORIUM,  open to the general public (not only those in Newtown) on Sunday, June 23, 7:00 pm at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown. The New Jersey Choral Society, the Choir of Historic St. Malachy's Church, and the Keystone State Boychoir will also be participating.

The featured piece, John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, was born out of heartache and great loss. After Rutter’s college-age son was killed in a tragic accident, the composer was unable to write music for over two years. He regained his inspiration and wrote this epic masterpiece, perhaps as a way of paying tribute to his son and of clearing his soul of torment.  The program will also include Durufle's Ubi Caritas, John Rutter's Gaelic Blessing and selected pieces sung by the Keystone State Boy Choir.

No tickets are required for this free concert. The audience is encouraged to come early to get a seat. For more information contact the Connecticut Choral Society at

Leonard Bernstein once said, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” The Connecticut Choral Society has crafted this concert to give solace, hope, and inspiration to the audience.

Cost FREE - no tickets required

Trinity Episcopal Church
36 Main Street
Newtown, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorConnecticut Choral Society
Contact nameLori McHugh

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