Eastern to Present ‘Music Still Speaks’ Choral Concert

The Eastern Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Music Still Speaks” on Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. In addition to the two Eastern ensembles, the choral concert will feature performances by Choir Matrix Women’s Ensemble and Consonare Youth Chorus, as well as dancers from the local dance school Thread City Classical Dance.

The Consonare Choral Community is a new community-based program created to explore and cultivate a sense of consonance and community through singing together in Mansfield and surrounding areas. The community has a number of programs intended to nurture all levels of singers and allow all to participate in choral opportunities regardless of financial constraints. Choirs sponsored by Consonare include Choir Matrix Women’s Ensemble, conducted by Sarah Kaufold, and Consonare Youth Chorus, conducted by Kate Smallidge.

“Music Still Speaks” will feature choral works with compelling texts – many by living composers – to encourage and empower silenced voices to speak and sing. The concert will close with a performance featuring all four choirs.

Written by Michael Rouleau