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—————————- 2016-2017 Season ———————————-

Presentation: using digital teaching applications in your band or orchestra program. September 29, 10:0 AM. Katy ISD, Houston.

Presentation: using digital teaching applications to increase student success in the All-State Ensemble auditions.  October 18.  11:00 AM, Alief ISD, Houston.

Musica Sacra with Kent Tritle.  December 3.  4:00 PM.  St Thomas More Chapel at Yale.

The Nutcracker Ballet at the Shubert Theater, New Haven.  December 9-11, 2016. New Haven Ballet Orchestra.

 

—————————- 2014-2015 Season ———————————-

Presentation: Using free digital applications to improve Music reading and vocal phrasing. American Choral Directors Association fall conference.  October 18. 4:00 PM. North East Integrated School District, San Antonio.

Composer’s Panel – American Choral Directors Association fall conference. October 18, 2014. 3:00 PM.  Central Connecticut State University.

Rabindra Goswami, sitarist, with the Chapel Choir. October 26, 5:00 PM. St Thomas More Chapel at Yale.

The Nutcracker Ballet at the Shubert Theater, New Haven.  December 19-21, 2015. New Haven Ballet Orchestra

An Intimate Messiah – Church of the Assumption, Ansonia, February 8, 2015

An Intimate Messiah – St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, March 1, 2015

Mass of the Divine Shepherd  – Carnegie Hall, June 29, 2015

 

—————————- 2013-2014 Season ———————————-

May 29: 49th Commencement of NVCC The College Choir and Connecticut POPS! perform a full pre-ceremony concert 2:00pm at The Palace Theater, Waterbury.  Tickets available at NVCC.

May 18: Baccalaureate  St Thomas More Chapel choir and ensembles with organist Julian Revie.  8:00am and 10:00am at St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven.

May 4: A Space Odyssey: Connecticut POPS! multimedia family concert with dancers and contests 3:00 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center. Free admission.

May 2: Rejoice! St Thomas More Chapel choir and The College Choir perform Britten, Tavener, and Vaughan Williams with organist Julian Revie.  8:00pm at St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven.  Free admission.

March 29: an Intimate Messiah – chamber performance of Handel’s masterpiece. 8:00pm at St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven.  Free admission.

February 12: Pete Seeger Protest Tribute Sing along. 5:30pm at St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven.  Free admission.

December 13, 14, and 15: Nutcracker: New Haven Ballet at the Shubert Theater.  Richard conducts the New Haven Ballet Orchestra in a fully staged ballet featuring principals from the New York City Ballet.

December 8: Around the world in a sleigh: Connecticut POPS! 3:00 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center. Free admission.

December 7: Requiem by W.A. Mozart.  NVCC College Choir with STM Orchestra. 8:00 pm at St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven. Free admission.

November 10: Cherish the Cantors with new renditions and realizations of music by Vivaldi, Biebl, and Hart by the cantors of St Thomas More Chapel. 6:30 pm at St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven. Free admission.

October 19: Choir Prodigy presentation at ACDA Fall Conference. 10:00 am, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT.

October 16: Confluencia cabaret performance prior to reception for Fulbright Scholar, Oonya Kempadoo.  Playbox Theater, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.

September 10: CHOIR PRODIGY app is releasedfor Windows, iPad, and Mac, with an iPhone version coming soon.    www.choirprodigy.com  Includes several hundred choral parts and solo songs (yes, Mozart Requiem) as well vocal warm-ups and sight singing exercises.

August 14: Minimalist Dessert at Yale presents HAIL MARY OF THE HILLS with the Good Samaritones Mountain Music Band.  5:30 p.m. in the Atrium of St Thomas More Center at Yale. Free admission.

—————————- 2012-2013 Season ———————————-

May 30: College Commencement Concert and Ceremony, Connecticut POPS! 2:00 p.m. at the Palace Theater, Waterbury, pre-show concert starts at 1:30 p.m.

May 3: Magic and Mystery in Music: Connecticut POPS! 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center.

May 1: Confluencia cabaret performance prior to poetry conference.  Playbox Theater, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.

April 27: Gloria by Poulenc and Jepthe by Carissimi.  NVCC College Choir featuring David Marc Finley, Karolina Wojteczko, Lisa Williams, Evelyn Gard, and Brian Parks. 7:00 pm  – First Church of Suffield – 81 High Street, Suffield

April 3: NVCC Music Faculty Recital. 8:00 pm, Mainstage Theater, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT. Featuring Chunchu Trio (Nayeon Kim, Shinae Kim, Richard Gard).  Tickets $3 – all proceeds to NVCC Music Scholarship Fund

March 28 – 30: Triduum at St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 8:00 pm each night.

March 27:  Confluencia jazz quartet performance prior to poetry conference.  Palace Theater, 5:30 pm, Danbury, CT.

March 3:  춘추 Chunchu Trio performs Dvorak Piano Trio #4.  St Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 10:00 am.

December 21: Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits with Billy Dean and the Richard Gard Singers.  8:00 pm MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino and Resort.  MGM Grand  for tickets

December 17: Memorial Service for Sandy Hook victim Rachel D’Avino.  Playbox Theater, 3:30pm, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.

December 14: A Century of Song, the Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut.  7:30 pm Mainstage Theater, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.

December 9: Messiah by GF Handel with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Yale Opera, and The College Choir.  3:00 pm Mainstage Theater, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.   www.waterburysymphony.org for tickets

December 8: Messiah by GF Handel with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Yale Opera, and The College Choir.  8:00 pm Saint Michael Church, Litchfield, CT.   www.waterburysymphony.org for tickets

December 7: Messiah by GF Handel with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Yale Opera, and The College Choir.  8:00 pm First Congregational Church, Washington, CT.   www.waterburysymphony.org for tickets

November 29: Pre-concert Lecture.  Carmina Burana.  New Haven Symphony Orchestra performance at Yale’s Woolsey Hall.  Lecture in Sudler Hall 6:30-7:00 PM followed by concert at 7:30 PM

November 28: Confluencia jazz quartet performance prior to poetry conference.  Playbox Theater, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.

November 11: Masterworks of the Jewish Choral Tradition, Rutgers University Glee Club with Kirkpatrick Choir, Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey and the Choir of Anshe Emeth. Directed by Patrick Gardner.  Featuring translations by Professor Richard Gard.  4:00 pm Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. tickets here

November 10: La Musica de Espana, the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir of Williams College directed by Katie Gardiner.  Featuring translations of Lorca by Richard Gard.  8:00 pm Thompson Chapel, Williams College, Williamstown, MA. tickets here 

November 1: Academic Dean Colloquium.  Professor Richard Gard presents Using online digital tools to generate 2 sigma improvements in learning outcomes.  12:15 pm, Kinney Hall, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT.

October 24: Confluencia cabaret performance prior to poetry conference.  Playbox Theater, 5:00pm, Fine Arts Center, Waterbury, CT.

September 4: auditions for The College Choir, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut,  STM Chapel Choir, STM Good Samaritones.

July 27 and July 28: The Full Monty – three performances at The Mainstage – July 27 evening with a matinee and evening show on July 28 – presented by Performing Arts Collaborative and benefiting the historic Strand Theater marquee rebuilding fund.  see www.PACshows.com

—————————- 2011-2012 Season ———————————-

May 25: College Commencement Concert and Ceremony, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 6:00 p.m. at the Palace Theater, Waterbury

May 5: An Evening at the Theater: music of stage and screen, Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center

May 4: Faure’ Requiem The College Choir, 7:30 p.m. at the Higganum Congregational Church, Higganum, CT

May 3: Confluencia Poetry Evening – with jazz ensemble, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater

April 5 – 7: Triduum at St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale, 8:00 p.m. each night culminating in the Saturday Easter Vigil.

March 28: Confluencia Poetry Evening – with jazz ensemble, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater

March 2: King Crimson “RED” album – Yale School of Music faculty and students, 12:30 pm at Sprague Recital Hall

January 16: American Guild of Organists meeting – choral workshop led by Richard, 5:00 p.m. at St Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale

December 17: Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Show with The Richard Gard Singers, MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods, 8:00 p.m.

December 9: Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve – College Choir with orchestra, 8:00 p.m. at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury

December 2: American Classics & Christmas Concert – Wind Ensemble of Western Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage, NVCC Fine Arts Center

November 30: Confluencia Poetry Evening – with cabaret performance by Richard and Evelyn, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater

November 16: Lunch Chamber Music – YSM students performing from King Crimson “Red” with Richard, 12:30 pm at Yale Museum of Art

October 19: Confluencia Poetry Evening – with cabaret performance by Richard and Evelyn, 5:30 pm at NVCC Playbox Theater

September 18: Life as a Scholar and a Believer – part of the faculty series, 6:30 pm at St Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale

September 11: Service of Remembrance – featuring selections from Quartet for the End of Time with Matteo Nelson, Alyce Bertz, Thomas Labadorf, and Richard Gard, 2:00 p.m. at the NVCC Fine Arts Center.