Archive

Welcome to the archives ….. where previous performances live on.
2010-2011 Season
September 22: Confluencia Poetry Readings: – pre-show entertainment by Richard Gard and student jazz combo, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater
October 22: The Prodigals a new comedy by William Foster, with music by Richard Gard, 7:00 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center.
October 23: Fall Conference of the Connecticut-American Choral Directors Association 9:00 a.m. at the NVCC Arts Building
November 10: Confluencia Poetry Readings: – pre-show entertainment by Richard Gard and student jazz trio, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater
December 3: Cats and Dogs and Yule Logs: a concert to benefit Connectitut animal shelters Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center.
December 11: Handel Messiah” – College Choir and Watebury Symphony, 8:00 p.m. at St Michael Church, Litchfield
December 12: “The mimetics of dance within Handel’s Messiah” pre-concert lecture 2:10 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center
December 12: Handel “Messiah” College Choir and Waterbury Symphony, 3:00 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center
December 12:  Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Show with The Richard Gard Singers, MGM Grand Arena, 8:00 p.m.
April 21 – 23: Triduum at St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 8:00 p.m. each night culminating in the Saturday Easter Vigil. Free but come early as this event is typically SRO.
May 6: Carmina Burana The College Choir, 8:00 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center
May 7: Spring Band Concert, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center.
May 19: College Commencement Concert and Ceremony, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 6:00 p.m. at the Palace Theater, Waterbury.
2009-2010
September 18: Chamber music of Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach at the NVCC Professional Conference.  Kirsten Peterson, bassoon, Antonio Biello, flute, Richard Gard, piano
October 3: Rocky Horror Show Cabaret: for AIDS Project New Haven Gala Fundraiser – 8:00 pm at the Andante Student City of Southern Connecticut State University
October 7: Confluencia Poetry Readings: – pre-show entertainment by Tom Violante and Richard Gard, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater – Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffet, Beach Boys
October 16: Grand Opening Ceremony: state dignitaries and educators, including Governor Rell, dedicate a new science and technology training center for Connecticut. New NVCC alma mater by Richard Gard to be premiered. 11:00 am at NVCC in Waterbury
October 22, 23, 29, 30, 31: – Richard Gard Singers, Performing Arts CollaborativeRock Horror Live Halloween Experience at the Playwright in New Haven
November 1: Double concerto in A minor by Vivaldi – Libby van Cleve and Eleanor Knopp with Richard Gard, 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas More Chapel
November 22: Pre-concert lecture on Symphony 9, 2:10 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center
November 22: Beethoven Symphony 9, College Choir and Waterbury Symphony, 3:00 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center
December 4 and 5: Kenny Rogers with The Richard Gard Singers, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00 p.m.
December 6: Musical Chairs Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 3:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Center
December 11: Christmas Concert, NVCC College Choir, 8:00 p.m. on Mainstage
December 11: Lauds in Honor of Prof. Margot Fassler featuring Yale Schola Cantorum, 5:00 p.m. at STM Golden Center
December 13: Musical Chairs: an Interactive Concert for Children Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 3:00 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center
April 1 – 3: Triduum at St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 8:00 p.m. each night culminating in the Saturday Easter Vigil.
April 30: Cultivating Community with featured artist, Daniel Corr, and the College Choir, 8:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale
May 4: Hands across the Sea – British and American band favorites, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center
May 13: pre-concert lecture on Beethoven’s Symphony 9, Yale Beinecke Library, 6:30 p.m. New Haven Symphony Orchestra concert follows in Yale Woolsey Hall
une 12: Connecticut State Sousa Festival, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, noon in Seth Thomas Park, Thomaston
2008-2009 Season
August 14: Minimalist Dessert at Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale, with Musica Elettronica Viva di Yale
October 11: Vox Concordis premiers of Richard’s new edition of The St. Matthew Passion by Friedrich Funcke, in honor of the rededication of Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale.
November 16: The College Choir with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra present Bach Cantata 191 “Gloria in excelsis” and Handel Messiah part I and Corelli Concerto Grosso “Christmas” at NVCC. Includes pre-concert lecture by Richard
November 21: NVCC Opera Ensemble perform Jaques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris in the Playbox Theater
December 5: Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut Winter Concert at NVCC, featuring vocal solo by Miss Evie
December 13: College Choir and the NVCC Jazz Cats presents a Festive Christmas
March 29: College Choir, First Choir and Laura Ouimette in Mendelssohn Bicentennial at Waterbury First Church
April 9-11: Vox Concordis and the Chapel Choir Triduum at Saint Thomas More Chapel, including The P
April 24,25: GODSPELL Saint Thomas More Golden Center at Yale – here to purchase tickets
April  17:  Vox Concordis at the NVCC Presidential Inauguration
May 8:  Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut Postcards from Italy at NVCC
May 9: College Choir with Waterbury Symphony Orchesta and Sweet Honey in the Rock premier The Fortune Chronicles at the Palace Theater
May 22, 23: GODSPELL on the NVCC Mainstager
2007-2008 Season
Aug 15: Minimalist Dessert – Richard Gard Singers & friends
Oct 18: Durufle’ Requiem – Yale Camerata and New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Nov 3: Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb with Yale Pro Musica at Yale’s Marquand Chapel
Nov 4:   Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and the premier of Richard’s setting of Weill’s Lost in the Stars – Yale Pro Musica at United Congregational Church, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Nov 18:  Vivaldi Gloria with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra and the NVCC College Choir, including Richard’s pre-concert Lecture on Baroque Dance
Nov 28: Yale Camerata Chamber Choir, Beineke Library at Yale
Dec 9:   Concert Without Borders – Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut at Woodbury Senior Center
Dec 11:  Concert Without Borders – Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut at NVCC
Dec 14:  Mozart Missa Brevis in D minor, Barber Agnus Dei, & Christmas favorites – College Choir & Vox
Dec 24: Christmas Eve at St. Thomas More Chapel – Vox Concordis & Chapel Choir
March 2: Stravinsky Les Noces, Yale Camerata, Woolsey Hall
March 8:  Richard’s pre-Concert Lecture, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
March 20 – 22: Triduum,  Chapel Choir & Vox Concordis
April 11:  Tehillim: Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and other works in Hebrew – Bruckner Choir & NVCC College Choir, Temple B’nai Israel, Southbury
April 12: Songs for Soup; concert to benefit the St Thomas More Soup Kitchen – Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale
May 1: Interview with Sonia Baghdady on ABC-TV WTNH News Channel 8 at Noon
May 6:  Masters and Innovators – Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut at NVCC Mainstage Theater
May 9: HAIR a tribal love rock-opera,  – Performing Arts Collaborative, NVCC Opera Society, Palace Theater, Waterbury
May 16:  HAIR a tribal love rock-opera,  – Performing Arts Collaborative, NVCC Opera Society.
May 29:  NVCC Commencement featuring the Concert Band playing Holst and Rimsky-Korsakov
May 30: Connecticut and New York state high school band, choir, and show choir adjudication at Kennedy High School, Waterbury
2006-2007 Season
Nov 4:Handel Chandos Anthem No.6 -College Choir
Nov 16: Bresnick at Sprague Hall – Yale Camerata
Dec 2: Handel Chandos 6 at STM – Bruckner Choir
Dec 2: Kenny Loggins – Chevrolet Theater- Richard Gard Singers
Dec 8: International Christmas, Mainstage Theatre – College Choir
Dec 9: Bresnick at Carnegie Hall- Yale Camerata
Dec 10: Concert -Wind Ensemble of Western CT
Dec 12: Winter Concert at Mainstage Theatre – NVCC Band
Dec 20: Andy Williams at Chevrolet Theater Vox Concordis
Dec 21: N’zinga Shani Show CTV – Vox Concordis
Dec 24: Christmas Eve at Yale – STM Chapel Choir
Jan 27: Winter Youth Orchestra NVCC- Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony
Apr 5/6/7:Triduum at Yale – STM Chapel Choir
April 22: Brahms Requiem, Paulus at WCSU – Concert Choir
Apr 27: War Requiem at Boston Symphony Hall – Yale Camerata
Apr 28: War Requiem at Woolsey Hall – Yale Camerata
May 5: Schubert Mass #6 at The Immaculate – The College Choir
May 8: Spring Concert – Mainstage Theatre – Wind Ensemble of Western CT
May 12: Waterbury Symphony Pre-concert Lecture
May 20: Sousa Festival in Plainville – Wind Ensemble of Western CT
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I wish I could have gone again Saturday night.
Congrats to you all on a job well done!
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View the Godspell page here

Godspell — SOLD OUT April 24 and 25 at 8:00 pm: STM Golden Center at Yale 25th Anniversary celebrating the founding of the soup kitchen. This show raised over $3,000 for the STM soup kitchen.

Music Out on the Town
December 5, 2008, 7:30pm
on Mainstage at NVCC

December 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Woodbury Senior Center

Selections from
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
November 21, 2008
Playbox Theater

see rehearsal pictures here

Baroque Favorites
with the WSO and the College Choir
November 16, 2008 on Mainstage
featuring works by
Corelli, Bach & Handel
Pictures of the concert here

Minimalist Dessert Concert
August 14, 2008 at STM Golden Center
PICTURES OF THE EVENT HERE

2007 – 2008
HAIR: May 9 & May 16 -The May 9th performance at the Waterbury Palace Theater was preceded by a 1968-2008 Retrospective & Be-In
Photos of May 16 performance here

May 30: Trills and Thrills, Connecticut and New York state high school band, choir, and show choir adjudication at Kennedy High School, Waterbury

April 25: Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association presents the annual Chamber Choir Festival.  First Church, Middletown.

May 6:  Musical Innovators – Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut on the NVCC Mainstage.

April 11:  Tehillim! with Leonard Bernstein’s exciting Chichester Psalms – Bruckner Choir & NVCC College Choir, Temple B’nai Israel, Southbury.  This concert will include the premier of a stunning new work Light upon the earth by Stephen Feigenbaum, a Yale student who is rapidly gaining attention for his compositions.

April 12:  Songs for Soup – show to benefit the St Thomas More Soup Kitchen and other social justice programs at Yale University.  The show will feature a medley of hit songs from HAIR with full cast and pit band.  Address and map at the St Thomas More Center website.

The College Choir opened the holiday season with the Waterbury Symphony
Featured soloists: Elisabeth Cernadas, Lauren Smith,
Evelyn Gard, Ashely Tripp Bell.

Lost in the Stars, a new vocal jazz arrangement of Kurt Weill’s standard by Richard Gard performed by Yale Pro Musica, Marguerite Brooks, Conductor

First Performance: November 4, 4:00 PM
United Congregational Church of Holyoke, Massachusetts

Minimalist Dessert
in the Golden Center at Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale
Read the New Haven Independent review

2006-2007

College Choir (buy the CD)

The Plainville Wind Ensemble
presents
2nd Annual Sousa Festival of Bands
with special guest host
John Philip Sousa IV
Saturday, May 20
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
featuring the six finest
New England bands including the
Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut
conducted by Richard Gard
performing at noon
YMCA Camp Sloper
East Street
Southington, CT