We perform two major concerts a year; a holiday concert in December and a spring concert in May. Concerts are performed at Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ. Each year has brought us varied opportunities for joint performances and community outreach.
Holiday 2018: A Light in the Darkness highlighted the theme of “light”, with many of the songs related to light, and others having to do with the concept of hope. Within this theme is performed a wonderful variety of old and new music – from a moving setting of Genesis describing the creation of light, day, and night, to a beautiful Dolly Parton ballad.
Spring 2018: Songs of the Universal celebrated Concord Singers’ 40th anniversary with the performance of the commissioned piece, If I Can Sing I Will Be Free by Michael John Trotta. The concert also highlighted stellar performances by organ and a string ensemble that enhanced the beauty of the pieces in this concert, which included selections from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
Holiday 2017: Myths and Mystery included the debut directorship of Concord Singer’s new artistic director Anna Lenti and featured a beautiful program of songs including the spirited Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’ by Clifton Noble, Jr.
Spring 2017: An American Potpourri spotlighted, under the interim music directorship of Kevin Davis and accompaniment of Caroline Parody, a wide range of music from gospel to Aaron Copeland to popular show music.
Holiday 2016: The Spirit Rejoices featured a variety of beautiful songs, including selections from Niccola Porpora’s Magnificat, which featured several soloists and was supported by a string ensemble. The concert culminated with a performance of This Christmastide, a song that’s been performed many times over the years by the Concord Singers.
Spring 2016: Planes, Trains and Spirituals included American folk songs, spirituals and jazz. It was directed by Robert Long and accompanied by Caroline Parody.
Holiday 2015: Midwinter featured Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda by Gustav T. Holst and Carols and Lullabies, Christmas in the Southwest by Conrad Susa.
Spring 2015: Sounds of a Better World included selections from Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Jim Papoulis’ Sounds of a Better World. Concord Singers were joined by the Chatham Middle School Singers.
Holiday 2014: Dancing Day featured John Rutter’s Dancing Day cycle of traditional carols. It was conducted by Robert S. Long and accompanied by Caroline Parody.
Spring 2014: Elements highlighted music celebrating earth, wind, water and the fire of the human spirit. Directed by Charity Wicks and accompanied by Caroline Parody, the concert included traditional American folk themes and adaptations of well-loved poetry.
Holiday 2013: Winter’s Dance featured seasonal music from the Concord Singers’ repertoire. Directed by James S. Little and accompanied by Caroline Parody, the concert included works by Z. Randall Stroope and John Ritter and This Christmastide, a chorus favorite, conducted by Director Emeritus Michael Sanflippo and accompanied by James Little on the Calvary organ.
Spring 2013: Our Favorite Things celebrated Concord Singers’ 35th anniversary. Under the direction of Michael Sanflippo and accompanied by Caroline Parody, the concert was presented in conjunction with The Apprentice Choir of the Newark Boys Chorus School. Guest artists included: Jonathan Clancy, percussion; Mark Linkins, bass; and Leslie Parker, violin.