Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
The Sanctuary Choir is comprised of singer/musicians who, through their talent and their spirits, provide musical leadership for Sunday worship services and community events. With 4 professional section leaders and some of the community’s best soloists and instrumentalists, the AHCC Music Ministry is capable of extraordinary musical diversity and quality. The choir has presented such major works as the Fauré Requiem, Mozart's Requiem and the Solemn Vespers, Vivaldi's Gloria, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Jesu, meine Freude, a “Gospel” Christmas, and the Hartford premier of René Clausen's A New Creation. The choir has also partnered with area churches and arts organizations to present major works such as Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, the Duruflé Requiem with CONCORA and the New Haven Symphony, and “The Best of the Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts” with a full stage band, tap dancer, soloists and singers from three historically black churches in Hartford.
The AHCC Sanctuary Choir also leads the annual Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival. This musical and dramatic celebration of Epiphany attracts more than 4800 people to five sold-out performances each January. In addition, the choir has performed for community events, including The Hartford Prayer Breakfast, “Hartford Cares” Concert, and the Pivotal Hartford Art Exhibit at teh Bushnell. Partnerships with local congregations have included Cathedreal of St. Joseph, Congregation Beth Israel, Faith Congregational Church, and Immanuel Congregational Church. The choir has also been honored to sing for special events and observances of the State Senate and House of Representatives at the Capitol Building.
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