September 24, 2017

Memorial Service for Alan J. Mariani: (1944 -2017)
Trad. Arr Lojeski, Amazing Grace
arr. Parker, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal
Brahms, How lovely is thy dwelling place
Spiritual, arr. Smith, Rice the Chariot, with William Sorensen, tenor
Arlen, arr. Hayes, Over the Rainbow
Con Brio Choral Society conducted by Hallie Sorensen, with Simon Holt, Organ, Sue Saltus, piano, at Old Lyme Congregational Church, Old Lyme, Connecticut

August 25, 2017

Memorial Service for Michele Van Epps (1953-2017)
Amazing Grace, arr. Lojeski
For the beauty of the earth, Rutter
The Lord’s Prayer, Malotte, with William Sorensen, tenor
The Lord bless you and keep you, Rutter
Con Brio Choral Society and members of Cappella Cantorum and the choirs of North Guilford and Guilford Congregational Churches, conducted by Stephen Bruce, with William C. Speed, organ and piano, at the Guilford Congregational Church, Guilford, CT.

August 15, 2017

Memorial Service for Martha Bruce (1919 – 2017)
Brahms, How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place,  from the German Requiem
Trad. Ride the Chariot, with Bill Sorensen, tenor
Lutkin, The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Malotte, The Lord’s Prayer, with Ransom Bruce, tenor
Joncas, On Eagles’ wings, with Abby Bruce, soprano
Con Brio Choral Society, with Sue Saltus, organ, Conducted by Hallie Sorensen, at the First Congregational Church, Westbrook, CT

April 23, 2017

Beethoven Mass in C, with guest soloists Patricia Schuman, soprano, Clea  Huston, mezzo soprano, Steven Humes, tenor and Matthew Cossack, bass
Mascagni, Easter Hymn (Regina Coeli, Laetare), from Cavalleria Rusticana, with Patricia Schuman, soprano (Santuzza)
Handel Coronation Anthem No. 1: Zadok the Priest (for double chorus)
Brahms Psalm 51, Op. 29, No. 3, Tröste mich wieder mit deiner Hülfe (for double chorus)
Mendelssohn Heilig ( for double chorus)
Lotti Crucifixus from Credo in F  ( for double chorus)
Vivaldi Dixit Dominus RV 807 Final Chorus
Harberg/Arlen arr. Hayes Over the Rainbow
Heyman/Young arr. Azelton When I fall in love
Bach Organ Fugue in G minor BWV 578, in the style of Ward Swingle
Trad. arr. Hairston In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’, with Steven Humes, tenor
Bernstein Make our Garden Grow from Candide, with Patricia Schuman, soprano, (Cunegonde) and Steven Humes, tenor (Candide), with Clea Huston, mezzo-soprano and Matthew Cossack, bass
with Con Brio Choral Society, Con Brio Festival Chorus, Susan Saltus, organ and piano, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce, at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme. CT

December 9 and 11, 2016

J.S.Bach.Christmas Oratorio, (selections) BWV 248,  soloists: Terrence Fay, tenor and Christopher Grundy, bass; Masters in This Hall, arr. Wilberg;  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, arr. Reise; I Saw Three Ships, arr. Reise; Winter, Stroope; Im Advent and Weinachten: (5 and 1 of Sechs Sprüche, Op 79) Mendelssohn; Gloria from the Mass in Eb Op 109, Rheinberger; What Child Is This? arr. Halley; We Three Kings arr. Hopkinssoloists: Bill Sorensen, tenor, Terrence Fay, tenor and Christopher Grundy, bass; He Is Born! arr. Forrest; A Musicological journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas, Courtney; Joy to the World, arr. Wilberg; with Con Brio Choral Society, Con Brio Festival Chorus, Susan Saltus, organ and piano, Adrienne Forrest, piano, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce, at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme. CT

October 22, 2016

Memorial Service for Brenda Gael Baker (1944-2016)
Laudate Dominum, Vesperae solennes de confessore, KV 339, Mozart, Patricia Schuman, soprano
Ave Verum Corpus, K 618, Mozart
The Last Rose of Summer, arr. Britten, Patricia Schuman, soprano
Con Brio Choral Society, conducted by Hallie Sorenson, at St Anne’s Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

June 1, 2016

Concert at San Antón Church, Madrid, attended by ‘Padre Ángel’, Founder and President, Fundación Mensajeros de la Paz (Messengers for Peace) . Con Brio performed:  Fetler, Sing Sing unto God; Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Devo; arr. Parker, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal;  Palestrina, Exultate Deo; Trad. arr. Miranda, Suíte Nordestina, with Tom Meisenzahl, tenor; Favero, Te Quiero, with Rolf Peterson, bass and Abby Bruce, soprano; Foster arr,. Halloran, Nelly Bly; Applegate, Goodwin and Meyer, Goodbye my Coney Island Baby, with Tom Meisenzahl, Ransom Bruce and Peter Amos, tenor, Matt Saltus, baritone, Rolf Peterson, bass;  Heyman/Young arr. Azelton, When I fall in love; Copland, Long Time Ago; Lauridsen, Dirait-on; Trad. arr. Thomas The Drinking Gourd;  Trad. arr. Hairston, In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning’ with Ranson Bruce, tenor;  Medema arr. Schrader, Lord Listen to your Children; Trad. arr. Hogan, arr. Smith, Ride the Chariot with Wanda Barnes, soprano; Trad. arr. Rutter, When the Saints go Marching in In;  Hampton, Praise His Holy Name,  conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

May 30, 2016

Joint concert with Coro Francisco Salinas at the Church of La Purísima, Salamanca, Spain. Con Brio performed:  Fetler, Sing Sing unto God; Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Devo; arr. Parker, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal;  Palestrina, Exultate Deo; Trad. arr. Miranda, Suíte Nordestina, with Tom Meisenzahl, tenor; Favero, Te Quiero, with Rolf Peterson, bass and Abby Bruce, soprano; Foster arr,. Halloran, Nelly Bly; Applegate, Goodwin and Meyer, Goodbye my Coney Island Baby, with Tom Meisenzahl, Ransom Bruce and Peter Amos, tenor, Matt Saltus, baritone, Rolf Peters0n, bass;  Heyman/Young arr. Azelton, When I fall in love; Copland, Long Time Ago; Lauridsen, Dirait-on; Trad. arr. Thomas The Drinking Gourd;  Trad. arr. Hairston, In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning’ with Ranson Bruce, tenor;  Medema arr. Schrader, Lord Listen to your Children; Trad. arr. Hogan, arr. Smith, Ride the Chariot with Wanda Barnes, soprano; Trad. arr. Rutter, When the Saints go Marching in In;  Verdi, Va Pensiero Hampton, Praise His Holy Name. Va pensiero was conducted by Elena Blanco Rivas, all others were conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

May 27, 2016

‘II EICOUP’ International Choral Festival, at Foco Church, Boavista, Porto, hosted by the University of Porto. Choirs included: Con Brio Choral Society, Coro Classico de Orfeão Universitário de Porto, Orfeon Académico de Coimbra and Coral de Letras da Universitade do Porto. Con Brio performed:  Fetler, Sing Sing unto God; Rachmaninoff, Bogoroditse Devo; arr. Parker, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal;  Palestrina, Exultate Deo; Trad. arr. Miranda, Suíte Nordestina, with Tom Meisenzahl, tenor; Favero, Foster arr,. Halloran, Nelly Bly; Applegate, Goodwin and Meyer, Goodbye my Coney Island Baby, with Tom Meisenzahl, Ransom Bruce and Peter Amos, tenor, Matt Saltus, baritone, Rolf Peterson, bass;  Heyman/Young arr. Azelton, When I fall in love; Trad. arr. Thomas The Drinking Gourd;  Trad. arr. Hairston, In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning’ with Ranson Bruce, tenor;  Medema arr. Schrader, Lord Listen to your Children; Trad. arr. Hogan, arr. Smith, Ride the Chariot with Wanda Barnes, soprano; Trad. arr. Rutter, When the Saints go Marching in In;  HamptonPraise His Holy Name, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

May 24, 2016

Joint concert with Orfão Tomaz de Alcaide, at Santa Maria Church, Estremoz, Portugal. Con Brio performed: Fetler, Sing Sing unto God; Palestrina, Exultate Deo; Trad. arr. Parker, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal;  arr. Miranda, Suíte Nordestina, with Tom Meisenzahl, tenor; Favero, Te Quiero, with Rolf Petersen, bass and Abby Bruce, soprano; Foster arr,. Halloran, Nelly Bly; Applegate, Goodwin and Meyer, Goodbye my Coney Island Baby, with Tom Meisenzahl, Ransom Bruce and Peter Amos, tenor, Matt Saltus, baritone, Rolf Peterson, bass; Heyman/Young arr. Azelton, When I fall in love; Copland, Long Time Ago; Trad. arr. Thomas The Drinking Gourd;  Trad. arr. Hairston, In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning’ with Ranson Bruce, tenor;  Medema arr. Schrader, Lord Listen to your Children; Trad. arr. Hogan, arr. Smith, Ride the Chariot with Wanda Barnes, soprano; Trad. arr. Rutter, When the Saints go Marching in In;  Trad. arr Ribeiro, Natal de Elvas; Hampton, Praise His Holy Name. Natal de Elvas was conducted by Dr. João Luis Nabo, all other pieces were conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

May 22, 2016

Choral Mass with Coro Cristo Rei da Portela, at Cristo Rei da Portela Church, Portela, Lisbon Portugal. The combined choirs performed: Gregorian Chant: Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei; Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Devo; Arcadelt,  Ave Maria;  Handel, Messiah excerpt: Hallelujah, conducted by Dr. Rui Gonçalo Fernandes.

May 21, 2016

Joint concert with Coro Cristo Rei da Portela, at Lisbon Cathedral, Portugal. Con Brio performed: Fetler, Sing Sing unto God; Palestrina, Exultate Deo; Trad. arr. Parker, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal;  Trad. arr. Hairston, In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning’ with Ranson Bruce, tenor;  Medema arr. Schrader, Lord Listen to your Children; Trad. arr. Hogan, Ride the Chariot with Wanda Barnes, soprano; Trad. arr. Rutter, When the Saints go Marching in In;  Rachmaninov, Bogoroditse Devo; Arcadelt,  Ave Maria;  Hampton, Praise His Holy Name; Bogoroditse Devo was conducted by Dr. Rui Gonçalo Fernandes, all other pieces conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

April 17, 2016

Dvořák, Te Deum Op. 103, with Danielle Munsell Howard, soprano and John Dominick III bass; Beethoven, Choral Fantasia Op .80 with Mihae Lee, piano, Danielle Munsell Howard and Laura Glad, soprano, Donna Bishop Seaton, contralto, Ransome Bruce and William Sorensen, tenor, John Dominick III bass; Hark I hear the Harps Eternal, trad. arr. Parker; Bogoroditse Devo (Ave Maria) Rachmaninoff; Eu vou, eu vou (Suíte Nordestina) trad. arr. Miranda with John Dominick III bass; Te Quiero, Favero, with Danielle Munsell Howard, Soprano and John Dominick III bass; Jubilate Deo, Gabrieli; Long Time Ago, Copland; Dirait-on Lauridsen; Praise His Holy Name trad. arr. Hampton; When the Saints go marching in, trad. arr. Rutter; at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme, CT, Con Brio Choral Society, Con Brio Festival Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 11 and 13, 2015

Hodie, Vaughan Williams, with Jurate Svedaite, soprano, Steven Humes, tenor, Chrstopher Grundy, bass, Abby Bruce, Laura Gladd, Elizabeth Ramirez-Medina, Hallie Sorensen, PamTagliarini, (semichorus); Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming, Sametz, with Allyn Donath, harp; Gaudete, Sametz; Magnificat, Morales, with Anthony Carrano, cantor; Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Vaughan Williams, with Christopher Grundy, bass; O Come, all ye faithful, trad. arr. Willcox; Shepherds Pipe Carol, Rutter; While Shepherds watched, Parker; Behold a Star, (from Christus), Mendelssohn; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Gardner; The  first Noel, trad. arr. Willcox; O Holy night, Adam, arr. Wilberg, with Jurate Svedaite, soprano, Steven Humes, tenor; Bashana Haba’ah, Hirsch arr. Leavitt; Angels we have heard on high, arr. Wilberg; at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme, CT with Dr. Steven Bruce, Conductor , Con Brio Chorus and Festival Orchestra

April 19, 2015

Tourdion, pub. Attaignant; Jubilate Deo, Bouzignac; Missa Brevis in F minor (BWV 233) J. S. Bach, with Danielle Munsell Howard, soprano, Kerry Gotshall, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Grundy, bass; O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, Orff; Dies Irae from Requiem (K 626), Mozart; Agnus Dei from Adagio for Strings (Op. 11) Barber; One Day More from Les Misérables, Schönberg/Kretzmer arr. Brymer, with Pamela Ryley, soprano, Roger Ryley, bass; Miserere Mei, Allegri; Over the Rainbow, Harberg/Arlen arr. Hayes; When I fall in love, Heyman/Young arr. Azelton; Jerusalem, Blake/Parry arr. Elgar; Elijah Rock, trad. arr. Hogan; The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Howe/Steffe arr. Rutter; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 12, 14, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner Smith arr. Buck; Magnificat in C Major D 486 Schubert with Adèle Paxton, Soprano, Karli Gilberston, Contralto, Ransome Bruce, Tenor, Greg Flower, Bass; Cantus Natalis Stroope (composed 2007) with Adèle Paxton, Soprano, Karli Gilberston, Mezzo Soprano, Donna Bishop-Seaton, Contralto; Gloria from Mass in D Op. 86 Dvorak; Ave Maria Victoria with Anthony Carrano, Cantor; Ave Maria Biebl; Wachet Auf Op. 12 No.6 Distler; Here we come a-wassailing Trad. arr. Rutter; O, Come all Ye Faithful, arr, Willcocks; Hodie, Gabrieli (for 10 part choir); In Dulco Jubilo, Scheidt; Jingle, Bells Pierpoint arr. Willcocks; O Jerusalem in the Morning Trad. arr. Jennings with Adèle Paxton, Soprano; Hanerot Halalu Cohon arr. Chass; I saw Three Ships Trad. arr. Wilberg; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

May 4, 2014

Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Dominica. with Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Clea Huston, Contralto, Lawrence Broderick, Tenor and John Dominick III, Bass; Mozart: Exultate Jubilate with Patricia Schuman, Soprano; Mozart: Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. with Patricia Schuman; Bartolucci: Jubilate Deo; Palestrina: Exultate Deo; Bovet: La Fanfare du Printemps; Lauridsen: Dirait-on; Gilmore arr. Brumfied: Ton Thé; Rheinburger: Kyrie; Mulholland: Red, Red Rose; arr Wilberg: Cindy; Hampton: Praise his Holy Name; arr Smith; Ride the Chariot, with Patricia Schuman, Soprano, arr. Wilberg; When the Saints go Marching In; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

May 2014

Fifth overseas concert tour – Barcelona, Spain and France, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce. Performances were given at: the Fort Pience Center, Barcelona in conjunction with the Sedeta Gospel Singers (5/13/14); the Centre Protestant de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, in conjunction with La Chorale Populaire de Toulouse (5/16/14); Church of the Domme, Domme, France. in conjunction with Choeur Azalaïs of Thenon (5/18/14); Notre Dame la riche Church, Tours, France, in conjunction with Choeur A Piacere (5/22/14); and The American Church in Paris. (5/23/14).

December 13, 15, 2013

Trad. arr Riese, A Choral Fantasy God rest Ye merry, Gentlemen; Jenkins, Gloria; trad. arr. Mager, Ding Dong! Merrily on High; Stroope Winter; Fraser, Jessye’s Carol; Mozart Magnificat from Vesperae de Dominica, with Cynthia Mellon, Contralto; Mendelssohn arr. Willcocks Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; Mendelssohn, Im Advent and Weihnachten from Sechs Spruche; Gabrieli, Angelus et Pastores, arr. Jaques, Good King Wencelas, trad. arr. Butler Glory, Hallelujah to the New Born King, with Cynthia Mellon Contralto, Mason arr. Wilberg, Joy to the World; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 28, 2013

Featuring the inaugural performance of the Con Brio Youth Choir: Rutter, Mass of the Children (with Danielle Munsell Howard, Soprano, John Dominick III, Bass); Hawley, Io Sol La Primevera; Copland, Old American Songs: The Boatmen’s Dance (with John Dominick Howard, Bass), Long Time Ago, Ching-a-Ring Chaw, Zion’s Walls; Arr: Erb Shenandoah; Britten, Old Joe Has Gone Fishing from Peter Grimes) Arr: Quick, Loch Lomond with Danielle Munsell Howard, Soprano, Rossini, La Passeggiata; Rossini Arr; Eschliman; William Tell Overture; Arr: Rutter, Battle Hymn of the Republic, at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 7, 9, 2012

Handel, Dixit Dominus, (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Danielle Munsell Howard, Soprano, Clea Huston, Alto, Bill Sorensen, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass); Walker, Rejoice; arr. Willcocks, O come, all ye Faithful; Willan, The Three Kings; Gabrieli, Gloria from Sacrae Symponae 1597; Jagoda arr. Beale, Ocho Kandelikas; Hogan, Glory, Glory, Glory to the newborn King (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano); Pinkham, Gloria in Excelsis from Christmas Cantata; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce, with composer Dr. Gwyneth Walker in attendance

May 2012

Fourth overseas concert tour – southern Spain, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce. Performances were given at: Jaen Cathedral; Real Circulo de la Amistad, Cordoba; Iglesia de la Merced, Cordoba; Iglesia de la Anunciacion, Sevilla; Cathedral of Cadiz; Iglesia Prioral de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Carmona; Parroquia de Santa Mariala Mayor Church, Ronda.

April 29, 2012

Bernstein Chichester Psalms (Erik Olsen, Treble; Wanda Slater, Soprano; Lisa Feltes, Alto; Scott Weaver, Tenor; Karl Stofko, Bass): Bach Cantata 50: Brahms, Tröste mich wieder: Vivaldi, Domine ad adjuvandum me festina: Beethoven, Hallelujah (from the Mount of Olives): Lennon/McCartney, Can’t buy me love: Handel, Zadok the Priest, Basler: Amor que une con el amour grandissimo: Bach arr. Swingle, Organ Fugue: Caldwell/Ivory, Gabriel: Trad. arr. Rutter, When the Saints go marching in: at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 9, 11, 2011

Bach Magnificat, BWV 243, complete with Freut euch und Jubiliert and Gloria in Excelsis, (Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Adele Paxton.Soprano; Clea Houston, Contralto,Dann Coakwell, Tenor; Ben Thornburn, Bass): Walker: Alpha and Omega, (Adele Paxton, Soprano, Clea Houston, Contralto; Ben Thornburn,Bass): Lauridson. O Magnum Mysterium: Gabrielli: O Magnum Mysterium: Courtney, A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas: arr. Willcocks O Come all you Faithful: Trad, Riu, Riu, Chiu and Dadme Albricias Hijos d’Eva: arr Wilburg O Holy Night (Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Dann Coakwell, Tenor): at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce, with composer Dr. Gwyneth Walker in attendance

April 10, 2011

Jenkins L’Homme Armé  (Patricia Schuman, Soprano; Reza Mansoor, Muezzin, Karl Stofko, Bass; Bill Sorenson, Tenor), Korngold Marietta’s Lied from Die Tote Stadt (Patricia Schuman, Soprano), Beethoven Meerstille und Glückliche Fahrt, Trad. Arr. Rutter Down by the Riverside, Simon arr. Shaw Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mascagni, Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana (Patricia Schuman, Soprano) at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 10-12, 2010

Christmas Concert Dec 10 and 12 and Mini Concert for Kids Dec 11 with ffortissimo the Clown (Matt Saltus) and Ransom Bruce: Puccini Messa di Gloria (Kyrie and Gloria) with Brian Cheney (tenor); Mechem Seven Joys of Christmas; Holst Christmas Day; Gabrielli Buccinate (19 part Motet); Poulenc Hodie Christus natus est; Bartolucci Jubilate Deo; The Twelve Days of Christmas arr. Rutter; Angels we have heard on high arr. Wilberg; Go Where I send Thee arr. Caldwell and Ivory, Hark the Herald Angels arr. Willcox at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

May 2010

Third overseas concert tour – southern Italy and Sicily, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce. The photograph below shows Con Brio singing at the Eve of the Ascension Mass (May 12th) at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, reputedly the largest cathedral in the world. The gilded high altar may be seen in the background. This service was attended by a congregation of approximately 3,000

.Singing in St Peters compressed

April 23, 25, 2010

Mendelssohn Heilig;Handl, Pater Noster; Bach Singet dem Herrn; Bernstein Mass (with Tiffany Jackson, Soprano and Bill Sorensen, Tenor) with Mystic River Chorale conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce and Frank Martignetti at St Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, Groton, CT and Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT

December 12, 2009

Mini Concert for Kids with ffortissimo the Clown (Matt Saltus) and Ransom Bruce featuring excerpts from December 11 concert: Cantata 191, Bach; Seven Joys of Christmas, Mecham; In Dulci Jubilo, Scheidt; A Christmas Garland, Susa (with Tom Crosby, Tenor, Paul Egan, Baritone, Tom Speer, Bass) at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 11, 2009

Bach Cantata 191 Gloria in Excelsis (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano and Ransom Bruce, Tenor); Patapan and Fum! Fum! Fum! from Seven Joys of Christmas, Mecham; There was a Pig went out to dig, arr. Grainger; A Christmas Garland, Susa (with Len Dongweck, Tenor, Larry Hamre, Baritone, Karl Stofko, Bass); Gloria in Excelsis from Mass, Bernstein; In Dulci Jubilo, Scheidt; Comfort Ye and Ev’ry Valley from Messiah, Handel (with Ransom Bruce, Tenor); Born in a Manger and Gentle Mary, Rogers and Kiirby arr. Marzuki, (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano); Gloria, Rutter (with Jenn Monroe, Soprano, Hallie Sorensen, Soprano, Clare Wurm, Alto) at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

April 26, 2009

Haydn: Harmoniemesse or ‘Wind Band Mass’, (with Adèle Paxton, soprano, Clea Nemetz, mezzo-soprano, David-Marc Finley, tenor, David Olsen, baritone, Joni Gage soprano, Bill Sorensen, tenor); excerpts from Mendelssohn Elijah: ‘Lift thine eyes’ and ‘He watching over Israel’; Ermani Aguiar: Salmo 150; Great Day: arr. Martin; (with Jen Monroe, soprano, Tom Crosby, tenor); Ezekiel saw de wheel, arr. Dawson (with Len Dongweck, tenor); Climbing higher mountains: arr. Shaw; (with Donna Bishop-Seaton, soprano); Háijku, Háijku: from Gaudium Praha, arr. Káklik; Bève, Bève Campare, from Coro Alpino arr. Cauriol; The Circus Band: Ives; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

March 8, 2009

Memorial for Elizabeth Mills Brown (1916-2008)
Gloria from Mass in D, Dvorak
Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart
Long Time ago, Copeland
Lord, Listen to you Children, Medena/Schroder
Con Brio Choral Society, conducted by Stephen Bruce, Donna Breen Stamm, Associate Music Director and Accompanist, at the Union League Cafe, New Haven, CT

December 12, 2008

Antonio Vivaldi Dixit Dominus Amen RV 807 (with Adele Paxton, soprano, Kristine Pekar, soprano, Margaret Tyler, mezzo soprano, Shari Wilcox, mezzo soprano, David-Marc Finley, tenor, Colin Britt, bass); Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols (with David Olsen, baritone); Mendelssohn Motets Im Advent and Weihnachten; J.S. Bach Wachet! Behtet! from Cantata 70; Amen from Cantata 61; Handel/Mason arr. Scott Weaver Joy to the World; Donald Fraser Jessye’s Carol; Arr Mack Wilberg The Virgin Mary had a baby Boy; Haydn Harmonie Messe – Dona Nobis Pacem; Christmas Carols at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 13, 2008

J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227; Fetler Sing unto God; Ticheli There will be rest; Dvorak Gloria from Mass in D; Foster arr. Halloran Nelly Bly; Brahms Da untem im Tale; Brahms Tafellied Op. 93b; Trad. arr. Hairston In dat great gittin’ up mornin’ (with Donna Bishop-Seaton, contralto); Trad. arr. Parker Hark, I hear the Harps Eternal; Möller arr. Mack The Happy Wanderer (with Jennifer Olsen, soprano and David Olsen, baritone) at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 7, 2007

With Patricia Schuman, Kristine Pekar and Jack Anthony Pott: Respighi Laud to the Nativity; Pachelbel Magnificat; Two Chanakkah Songs Lo V’chayil and Al Ha-Nissim arr. Elliot Z. Levine; Rossini Cum Sancto Spirito from the Petite Messe Solennelle; Kodaly Christmas Dance of the Shepherds; Warlock Tyrley, Tyrlow; Arr. Dicie He is born; Arr. Willcocks Sussex Carol; Arr. Wilberg Angels we have heard on high; Christmas Carols at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 3, 2007

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness”, a preview of the December 7, 2007 concert as well as Christmas Carols, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT.conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 22, 2007

With Kristine Pekar, Cynthia Mellon, Ransom Bruce and Paul Fletcher: Beethoven Mass in C Op. 86; Brahms Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Motet from Psalm 61; Bach Cantata 110 (first movement) Unser Mund sei voll Lachens; Bagley World Premiere of Didn’t it Rain!; Make our garden grow from Candide at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 8, 2006

With Ransom Bruce (Nicolas) and Truett Sparkman (boy Nicolas): Britten St Nicolas; Mathias Sir Christèmas; Biebl Ave Maria; Distler Wachet Auf; Jennings Christmas Spirituals Medley; Nelhybel Estampie Natalis at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Essex, CT.conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 4, 2006

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness”, a preview of the December 8, 2006 concert as well as Christmas Carols, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT. conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 23, 2006

With Stella Roden, Hillary Nelson, Andrew Childs and Paul Fletcher, in conjunction with Mystic River Chorale: Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem and Old Hundredth Psalm tune setting; Mozart Coronation Mass, at St Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, Groton, CT, conducted by Ms Joan Cook

April 22, 2006

With Stella Roden, Hillary Nelson, Andrew Childs and Paul Fletcher, in conjunction with Mystic River Chorale: Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, Old Hundredth Psalm tune setting; Mozart Coronation Mass, at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 9, 2005

Patricia Schuman, Soprano: Poulenc Gloria;  Vittoria O Magnum Mysterium, Trad. arr. Dicie Sussex Carol , Mozart Regina Coeli KV 127, Trad. Sweet was the song the Virgin sang, Nelhybel Estampie Natalis, Trad. arr. Niles I Wonder as I Wander, Trad. arr. Mager Ding Dong Merrily on High, Christmas Carols, at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Essex, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 5, 2005

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness”, a preview of the December 9, 2005 concert as well as Christmas Carols, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT. conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 10, 2005

Cherubini Requiem in C, Agnus Dei Billings When Jesus Wept, Anon Alla Cazza, Foster arr. Halloran Camptown Races, Copeland Long Time Ago, Foster arr. Halloran Nelly Bly, Medema arr. Schrader Lord, Listen to your Children Praying, Trad. arr. Roberts Sinner Man , Trad. arr. Rutter When the Saints Go Marching In, at Andrews Memorial Hall, Clinton, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 10, 2004

American and Italian Psalm Settings, Folk Songs on Christmas Melodies, Mozart Mass in B flat K.275,  Bach Fugue in G minor, after the style of Ward Swingle, Rachmaninov Ave Maria, Pergolesi Magnificat, Christmas Carols, at Old Lyme Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 18, 2004

Mozart ‘Great’ Mass in C Minor, ‘Osanna’ from Sanctus, Dencke Lord Our God, Parker Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal, Helvey Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Hairston In that Great Gittin’ up Mornin’, Barber Under the Willow Tree, Bernstein Make our Garden Grow (from Candide), at Andrews Memorial Hall, Clinton, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 27, 2003

Puccini Messa di Gloria, with Peter Harvey, Tenor, Richard Lalli, Baritone; Le Jeune. Revecy Venir du Printemps; Passerau, Il est Bel et Bon; Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine, Franck Panis Angelicus; Lauridsen. Dirait-on; arr. Heath, Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel; arr, Heath, Every time I feel the Spirit; arr. Rutter Down by the Riverside; at Andrews Memorial Hall, Clinton, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 13, 2002

Handel Coronation Anthem (Zadok the Priest); Distler Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen; Bruckner Ave Maria; Sweelinck. Hodie; Bach Mass in B Minor (Sanctus), arr. Willcocks Master in this Hall, (Soloists: Abigail Bruce, Patricia Durham, Bob Quinby, Shari Wilcox, Bill Sorensen), Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol; arr. Heath, Rise Up Shepherd; (Hallie, Sorensen, Soprano), Hogan, Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King; (soloist Pam Eberly); Handel, The King shall Rejoice; Sweelinck, Hodie, Christmas Carols, at Old Lyme Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

June 20, 2002

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness’, repeat of ‘favorites’ from the April 28 2002 performance, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT. conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 28, 2002

Kodaly Te Deum, (with Caroline Cooney, Soprano, Elissa Baldwin, Alto, Bob Quinby, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass); Biebl. Ave Maria, (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano, Elissa Baldwin, Alto, Pamela Eberly Soprano, Susan Forte, Alto, Karl Stofko, Bass); Bach All breathing Life from Singet dem Herrn; Durufle, Ubi Caritas; arr. Erb, Shenandoah; Mulholland, A Red, Red Rose; Sametz. I have had singing; arr. Thomas The Drinking Gourd; Hogan. Elijah Rock; Mendelssohn Elijah (selections: Lift Thine Eyes, He, watching over Israel, He that shall endure, Behold, God the Lord, Holy is God the Lord, Then did Elijah, And then your light shall break forth); arr. Rutter Battle Hymn of the Republic; at Andrews Memorial Hall, Clinton, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

April 29, 2001

Fetler: Sing Unto God;. Morley, Sing We and Chant it; Gibbons, The Silver Swan; Vecchi, Fa Una Canzona; Hindemith, Since All is Passing; arr:Hogan, The Battle of Jericho; Hunter, I’m Gonna Sing; Sametz, Singing Life; Mozart Requiem (Levin completion). (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano; Elissa Baldwin, Alto; W. David-Marc Fnley. Tenor; Karl Stofko, Bass) at Old Saybrook Congregational Church, Old Saybrook, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 8, 2000

Bach Magnificat (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano, Patricia Durham, Soprano, Katherine Irwin, Alto, Elissa Baldwin. Alto, David Marc-Finley Tenor, Greg Clark, Bass), Rutter Te Deum, Willan, Hodie and The Three Kings; Distler, Wachet Auf; arr. Willcocks, Rocking (with Elizabeth Santoro, Alto, Abigail Bruce, Soprano); Christmas Carols, Westbrook Congregational Church, Westbrook, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Sep 23, 2000

Benefit for ‘Key Crossings’: Haydn Missa in Tempore Belli, (Caroline Cooney, Soprano, Elissa Baldwin, Alto, David Finley, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass) Copland The Tender Land (selections), Brahms Zigeunerlieder ; arr. Vaughan Williams. The Turtle Dove, (Gregory Clark, Bass); Mulholland, A Red. Red Rose; arr. Bagley, Live-a-Humble; arr. Hogan, Moses Rock; arr. Rutter, Battle Hymn of the Republic: at Saint Ann’s Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

May 7, 2000

Haydn Missa in Tempore Belli, (Caroline Cooney, Soprano, Elissa Baldwin, Alto, David Finley, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass) Copland The Tender Land (selections), Brahms Zigeunerlieder ; arr. Vaughan Williams. The Turtle Dove, (Gregory Clark, Bass); Mulholland, A Red. Red Rose; arr. Bagley, Live-a-Humble; arr. Hogan, Moses Rock; arr. Rutter, Battle Hymn of the Republic: at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 12, 1999

Shaw, Gloria in Excelsis; arr. Poston, Boar’s Head Carol (with Greg Clark, Bass) arr. Niles and Horton, I wonder as I wander, (with Bob Quinby, Tenor); arr. Willcocks, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano); Duruflé, Ubi Caritas; Hodges, Manger Carol (with Pat Durham, soprano); Arr. Chilcott, The Gift; Bach, Gloria in Excelsis from Mass in B minor; Handel, Sing unto God – finale (with Jack Pott, tenor); Bach Break forth O Beauteous Heav’nly Light from Christmas Oratorio, Bass, Gloria in Excelsis; Christmas Carols, at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

May 2, 1999

Mozart Vesperae de Dominica K.321, (with Martha Oneppo, Soprano, Abby Bruce, Alto, Tom Heilman, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass); Morley, Now is the moth of Maying; Brahms, Da Unten in Tale; Sieber, Three Hungarian Folk Songs; Hall, High Barbary; arr. Erb Shenandoah; Rossini, La Passeggiata; arr. Luboff, Deep River (with Susan Forte, Alto); Dawson, Ain’t that good news; Burleigh, My Lord, what a morning; arr. Rutter, When the Saints go marching in , at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 1, 1998

Willan, Hodie, Christus natus est; Joubert, There is no Rose; (Abby Bruce, Pat Durham, Soprani, Susan Forte, Elizabeth Santoro, Joan Matz, Alti, Bob Quinby, Tom Heilman, Tenori, Alan Head, Doug White, Bassi: arr. Willcocks Polish Carol: ed. Greenberg Dadme Albricias; arr. Greenberg, Riu Riu Chiu (Tom Heilman, Tenor, Greg Clarke, Bass, Abby Bruce, Tambourine); harm. Wood Ding Dong merrily on High; Pinkham, Christmas Cantata: Bach Magnificat (selections), Trad. Wassail; Fink, What sweeter music; Thompson, Glory to God: Handel selections from Messiah (Dan Patrylak, Julia Caruk, Trumpet., Pat Durham, Soprano) Christmas Carols, at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

May 31, 1998

Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano, Susan Forte, Alto, Bob Quinby, Tenor, Alan Head, Bass) Fetler, Sing unto God; Brahms Op. 29 No.2 Movement III from Psalm 51; Biebl, Ave Maria (with Karl Stofko, Bass); Bach ‘All breathing life’ from Singet dem Herrn BWV 225; Brahms Zigeuner Lieder Op 103, No. 5,; Schumann Zigeunerleben (with Abigail Bruce Soprano, Susan Forte, Alto, Bob Quinby, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass); Mullholland, A red, red rose; Schultz, Banks of Doon (with Patrick Truxes, Violin); Thomas, The drinking gourd; De Cormier and McKayle, My Lord, Free at Las‘ (with Matt McCauley, Tenor, Larry Hamre, Baritone); Johnson, Ain’t got time to die (with Carol Tuck, Soprano); Hunter, I’m gonna sing!; at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 2, 1997

Inaugural Concert Mecham, Seven Joys of Christmas: excerpts – Bells, Children, Dance, Song; Willan, Hodie; Rutter, Shepherd’s Pipe Carol; arr. Vaughan Williams O Little Town of Bethlehem; Mendelssohn, Behold a Star from Jacob Shining (from Christus); Holst, Christmas Day (with Michelle Hammond, Soprano, Abby Bruce, Soprano, Bob Quinby, Tenor); Joio, The Holy Infant’s lullaby; arr. Jacques, The Holy and the Ivy; Yon, Jesu Bambino (with Susan Forte, Alto, Bob Quinby, Tenor); Handel, Amen (from Messiah); Christmas Carols; at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce