Adesso Choral Society - today's music now!
Celebrating ten years of making musical history ~
performing today's music now!

The Adesso Choral Society is a select chamber chorus that places special emphasis on performing new music by living composers.

Founded in 2001 by director Margaret Collins Stoop, Adesso has performed music of many eras and genres at concerts throughout the Fairfield County, CT area.  Since our first concert in April 2004, we have performed new works from local composers including Allen Brings, Eric Whitacre, Ken Steen, Michael La Barre, Robert Baksa, Evelyn Avoglia, Jay Gach, Patricia King, Gwyneth Walker, Leonard Lehrman, David Heuser, Tarik O'Regan and Margaret Collins Stoop, as well as newly arranged folks songs from South Africa, Korea, England, Appalachia, Finland and North Argentina.  Seminal works by Kodály, Poulenc, Barber, Mozart, Bach, Thompson and Fauré have also been performed.

"Every work on the program had substance and was well crafted.  Although I’d love to focus attention on the works and their composers, I especially want to commend the choral ensemble..., as well as the group's highly accomplished pianist.  It is a labor of love and a real gift to both our local community and the development of new vocal literature in our time."
~Howard Rovics, composer

Our Tenth Anniversary Concert
Adesso celebrated ten years of performing beautiful new works for women's chorus!  Our concert on June 8, 2014, was a huge success!
The program was chosen from among the eighty works Adesso has performed over the last ten years, spanning a wide range of genres and eras.
We performed music by seminal composers Poulenc, Fauré, Casals, Thompson; contemporary composers Allen Brings and Ronald Perera; and a special section of the program was dedicated to Meg and Her Music, a selection of seven works by Adesso's Director, Meg Collins Stoop.


  ~ Adesso is now auditioning  ~
Adesso is now auditioning women choristers with  solid reading skills and a good choral blend.  We will beginning rehearsing in September 2014 for concerts in January and June of 2015. Interested choristers should email us through the contact page or call 203-292-5419


Adesso performed a delightful mix of old and new on Oct. 27, 2013!
We were received by a warm audience who raved about the juxtaposition of old and new! The concert featured an exciting and insightful mix of of English madrigals and eight new works by living composers! Adesso presented new works by David N. Childs, Patricia W.King, Eric Whitacre, Gwyneth Walker, Ken Steen, David Heuser, Tarik O'Regan and Margaret Collins Stoop.

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