Believing that music is a window to the presence of the Creator, Asylum Hill Congregational Church presents concerts as a community outreach that combines nationally and internationally-known performing artists with the musical and artistic gifts of the Greater Hartford region and Asylum Hill Congregational Church. With multiple events and varied styles, all are welcome to can experience the music they love while supporting the music ministry of AHCC. Volunteers are needed to assist as ushers, hosts, food prep and ticket sales.
2018-19 Music on the Hill Concerts
Music for Humanity Concerts join the music and outreach ministries of Asylum Hill Congregational Church. This endowed music series presents community concerts in AHCC’s historic sanctuary. Since presentation costs are covered by this fund, all proceeds from ticket sales are directed to Hartford area service agencies and community programs supported by the church. Tickets: $20 per concert.
March 23, 8pm – Jazz Samaritan Alliance - A collective of composer/performers who have united to create and present original, socially conscious jazz, charter members Kris Allen (alto saxophone), Noah Baerman (piano), and Chris Dingman (vibraphone) will be joined by other accomplished performers for a program of pieces composed for the occasion that addresses the topic of health care. This event is produced in conjunction with Resonant Motion, Inc. and the Inner Arts Initiative.
Agency beneficiary: Malta House | Purchase tickets in advance CLICK HERE
Other Upcoming Concert Events - 2019
10th Annual Chopin International Piano Competition, Presented by the Connecticut Chopin Foundation, Inc. A 5-day competition featuring an international panel of judges, and pianists from over 18 countries playing our Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano, culminates in a spectacular winner’s concert. For more information, please visit www.chopincompetition.org/
March 6 - Inaugural Jubilee Concert, 6pm - featuring Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski and other world class pianists from Poland, USA, China, Ukraine and Russia. Suggested Donation $15 at the door (cash or check).
March 10 – 10th Annual Chopin International Piano Competition – Winner’s Recital – 3pm. Tickets $25 at the door (cash or check). Student tickets $20.
March 30 – Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Feature Performance - 7:30 pm
Tickets (Suggested Donation): $30 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford (WCFH) continues its annual tradition of celebrating the diversity of women’s music. The Feature Performance showcases the 2019 WCFH Ensemble-in-Residence, Nouveau Classical Project, performing a newly commissioned work by 2019 WCFH Composer-in-Residence, Jennifer Jolley, as well as pieces chosen from the 2019 International Score Call. For more information, please visit www.womencomposersfestivalhartford.com
April 7 – Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents an organ concert with Faythe Freese - 4 pm
Free and open to the public
Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ at the University of Alabama School of Music, will present a program of organ masterworks on AHCC’s mighty Aeolian- Skinner organ. Dr. Freese was the first American woman to record at L’Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris, on the landmark instrument where Guilmant, Messiaen, and Hakim were titular organists. She has been a featured lecturer and concert artist at the national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists in Boston, Washington, D.C., Greensboro, NC, and San Antonio.
April 19 – Good Friday – Stabat Mater, by Paul Mealor – 7pm | Free
The AHCC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra, directed by Jack A. Pott, present this beautiful new Stabat Mater setting by Welsh composer, Paul Mealor. The text of this 13-century hymn is a powerful meditation upon the suffering of Mary during the Crucifixion, and takes the listener on a journey from darkness, despair and suffering to light, rest and final, everlasting peace.