The Connecticut Choral Society has been dedicated to the performance of choral music of the highest artistic quality since its inception in 1980. Serving the communities of Southbury, Woodbury, and Newtown, the neighboring towns of western Connecticut, and beyond, we seek to stimulate greater appreciation and enjoyment of choral music, both for the singer and our audiences.
While the pandemic delayed our plans for a 40th Anniversary Gala season, we remained concerted in our efforts to find other ways to help our community. We enter this season with renewed purpose to once again have our voices united in music, strength, compassion, and peace and to share the magic that happens when we come together with our community. The 22-23 season, OUR VOICES UNITED, offers a diverse program for singers and audiences alike.
From modest beginnings (less than 30 people attended the first rehearsal), we have grown in stature and accomplishment to become a renowned chorus of singers hailing from over 20 towns in the region. We have appeared in Carnegie Hall (with the New York Pops Orchestra), Lincoln Center, Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, and have toured England, Canada, Europe, Australia, and China—but most importantly, we remain dedicated to bringing beautiful and inspiring works to our local audiences in Connecticut. We are known for our high musical performance standards, outstanding contribution to the arts, and community outreach.
The Connecticut Choral Society is an organization of people united in their love of music and our joy in sharing that love with the greater communities to which we belong. Our gifts of music give both listener and performer alike strength in difficult times, help to remind us to treat others with compassion and respect, and remind us all that peace is possible—both for the moments when we are immersed in the beauty of music and as a way to help us find the common ground that yields lasting benefits.
Our Singers and Sustaining Sponsors look forward to welcoming new friends and supporters as we embark on our 40th Anniversary season together. Please join us in uniting our voices in strength, compassion, and peace. Music makes magical moments possible!
Southbury CT 06488-0042
Located in the historic train station in downtown New Milford CT, member-artists each take an active role in the operation of the gallery, including organizing programs and free events such as art lectures and art demonstrations, providing refreshments for receptions, serving on committees, and hosting during gallery hours. Guest artists and/or guest organizations are invited to present programs, teach workshops, and to exhibit.
Visitors are always greeted by a gallery artist-member and may gain knowledge about the works on display directly from an artist.
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Center is grateful to the Town of New Milford and the New Milford Commission on the Arts for the opportunity to have a community art gallery which is renewing interest and activity in the local art scene.
We perform internationally for 60,000+ people each year – and create custom performances, digital content, movement experiments, and live events.
You’ve seen us at the Oscars, the VMAs, and the Olympics, and we’ve collaborated with OK Go, the NFL, Hyundai, RadioLab, Penn & Teller, and more. Honors include a TED Fellowship, a Grammy® Nomination, a Primetime Emmy® Award, and several Cannes Lion Awards.
Pilobolus began at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1971. Moses Pendleton, an English literature major and cross-country skier; Jonathan Wolken, a philosophy major and fencer; and Steve Johnson, a pre-med student and pole vaulter were enrolled in a dance composition class taught by Alison Becker Chase. In that class, they created their first dance, which they titled “Pilobolus” —and a legacy of movement and magic was born.
Named after Pilobolus crystallinus, a light loving fungi whose spores accelerate from 0–45 mph in the first millimeter of their flight, the group went on to create dozens of dance works with its founding members: Robby Barnett, Alison Chase, Martha Clarke, Moses Pendleton, Michael Tracy, and Jonathan Wolken.
Pilobolus is now under the direction of the founder-succeeding leadership of Executive/Co-Artistic Director Renée Jaworski and Artistic Director Matt Kent prepared to bring Pilobolus into its next half century.
For 70 years, Merryall has been a center for the Litchfield Hills area. New Milford Trust listed it as a Historic Preservation Site in 2016. This intimate space has played host to luminaries from all over the globe including Fredric March, Marian Anderson, Skitch Henderson, Eartha Kitt, Margaret Mead, Issac Stern and Jeffrey Toobin, to name a few. Merryall Center is a non-profit organization.
New Milford, CT