INSTRUCTION * PERFORMANCE * TOURS
This internationally acclaimed children’s choir has impressed audiences with the best of choral music, both sacred and secular, since its founding in 1991 by Paul Halley. Performances have included collaborations with the Hartford Symphony and the Paul Winter Consort in venues such as Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Music Shed in Norfolk, CT, the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT, and Avery Fisher Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Chorus Angelicus has toured nationally in Florida and the Pacific Northwest, and internationally in Nova Scotia, Vancouver, B.C., Ireland, and Spain.
Chorus Angelicus is comprised of four choral ensembles, involving more than sixty children who hail from towns throughout southwestern New England. The Artistic Director is the Argentinian pianist and singer, Gabriel Löfvall, and the choirs are in residence at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington, CT.
Gaudeamus is an adult chamber choir of professional and semi-professional freelance singers formed in 1992, and directed by Gabriel Löfvall. This choir performs in conjunction with Chorus Angelicus, providing the alto, tenor and bass parts, and giving the younger choristers the opportunity to experience singing such masterworks as Bach’s St. John Passion and Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Britten’s Saint Nicholas, and Schnittke’s Requiem.
Each group maintains an increasingly demanding rehearsal and performance schedule, and each plays its part in the organization producing more than 15 concerts each year. Recent engagements for Chorus Angelicus have included concerts at the Palace Theatre (Stamford, CT), Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts (Storrs, CT), Avery Fisher Hall (New York, NY), and The Bushnell (Hartford, CT). In conjunction with the adult choir, Gaudeamus, programs featuring Brian Coughlin’s Requiem (CT Premiere), Steven Sametz A Child’s Requiem (World Premiere), Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia / Earth Mass, and John Rutter’s Requiem have been presented to enthusiastic audiences throughout Connecticut. The annual presentation of Christmas Angelicus continues to be an audience favorite, with concerts given in many local churches and chapels during the month of December.