Spring Concert 2018

Sunday, May 13, 4:00 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church

 Training Choirs & Junior Choir, Karen Sovak & Laurie Ellington, directors


Don’t miss this end of the year music-making with the younger singers of the organization, and a chance for new singers from the community to hear the “angels” sing, and perhaps audition to be part of the 2018–2019 season. Our youngest choristers will awe you with an assortment of vibrant arrangements and compositions from many corners of the world. Come check out how the magic of our sound comes to be!


Non-Ticketed Event: Free will offering will be taken


Saturday, June 3, at 4:00 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church


Training Choirs, Junior Choir, Chorus Angelicus & GaudeamusThe Elqui Trio; Karen Sovak, Laurie Ellington & Dr. Gabriel Löfvall, directors


Join us for our Fourth Annual All Choirs Festival featuring current members of the Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus ladder in an astounding collaboration with the Elqui Trio! An ensemble that is equally at home performing both classical and South American folk music, the Elqui Trio’s repertoire ranges from Baroque and newly commissioned pieces, to folk music learned in South America by oral tradition. Andean woodwind specialist and flutist Gonzalo Cortés, charango and viola player Carlos Boltes, and guitarist Scott Hill have forged careers as chamber musicians and soloists with choirs and orchestras throughout Europe as well as North, Central, and South America. The festival activities will give all involved the opportunity to connect with old friends and make new acquaintances, all while singing together and performing in concert. The program will highlight incredibly powerful music with Latin roots, featuring spirited sounds from the instrumentalists in combination with the pure voices of the choristers. Following the concert, there will be a reception for all choristers, family and friends. Come join us!

Concert image used with generous permission by the artist, Gustavo Ortiz 


v  Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, Hartford


v  Saturday, April 14, 4:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, Washington

concert from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., followed by post-concert reception and talk (ticket info below)


Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus, plus the choirs of St. Patrick-St. Anthony and an orchestral ensemble, Dr. Gabriel Löfvall, director

Once more, Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus joins forces with the tremendous choirs of St. Patrick-St. Anthony church, this time to bring to life the extraordinarily comforting and humane Ein Deutsches Requiem by German composer Johannes Brahms, a masterwork distinguished by its sumptuous choral writing, ingenious orchestration, and a deep tone of gentle reassuring rather than the overwhelming sorrow of other Requiem settings: an un-missable event to let the soul bask in the depth of vocal splendor!

Concert image by Adolf Wölfli


Washington Post-Concert Reception

Following the concert in Washington, Dr. Gabriel Löfvall will bring to life Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem, a masterwork distinguished by sumptuous choral writing and ingenious orchestration, evoking depths of gentle reassurance, rather than the sorrow of other Requiems. Dr Löfvall's talk will focus on the significance of this colossal masterwork in the history of music, and the special appeal it attains as being interpreted by young singers.
Food and wine will be served.
Reception Ticket $25

Annual Citrus Sale Fundraiser

January 2018

It’s time for our Annual Citrus Sale. We will be offering half and full cases of delicious Sunkist California Navel Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit. As many of you already know, this fruit is so good it sells itself!!

This fundraiser is essential to the financial success of our organization. The result of a successful campaign has these positive impacts on our organization:

  • It helps control tuition costs
  • It provides funds for scholarships
  • It helps expand our artistic programs
  • It provides funds for future endeavors, such as tours and recordings

Please help us make our annual citrus sale a great success!  Share this page to your friends and family…

Reasons why you NEED citrus!

  • Prices are very competitive, and often lower than what you would pay in the grocery store, and the quality is far superior
  • Fruit is a healthy choice and something most households buy regularly
  • The fruit is picked just prior to delivery and transported directly to us.
  • The citrus will last for many weeks when kept at a consistently cool temperature.

All orders must be in by Feb, 5th.

Delivery and pick-up date for the fruit will be in Torrington at K-Tech International, 56 Ella Grasso Avenue, on Feb 24th. *  

Each chorister who has sold fruit is responsible for picking up and distributing fruit to his/her list of customers unless prior arrangements have been made with the JNI Office.

*Exact delivery date is subject to weather conditions in FL and CA. We will notify everyone the week before the current delivery date if there is any change in the schedule, and the pickup times



February 12th Update

Citrus Order was phoned in on 8th.  We will have pickup information shortly.   – Thank you!