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
This spring, Adesso will celebrate ten years of performing beautiful new works for women's chorus! See below for how to take part in our Tenth Anniversary Greatest Hits Concert!
Adesso performed a delightful mix of old and new at our most recent concert on Oct. 27!
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.
~ our next concert is ~
Tenth Anniversary Greatest Hits!
4:00 Sunday, June 8, 2014
G&B Community Cultural Center
49 New St., Wilton, CT 06897
Here's your chance to weigh in on the
Tenth Anniversary Concert of Greatest Hits!
Adesso has performed 78 works since their first concert in April 2004.
On June 8, 2014, we will perform a concert of Adesso's greatest hits!
We are asking you, our audience, to vote for your favorites!
The top choices will be performed at our tenth anniversary concert!
Please visit our contact page for a full list of the repertoire. Send us a note via email, snail mail or the Facebook page about which pieces YOU would love to hear again!
Adesso is currently auditioning women choristers for our June 2014 tenth anniversary concert.
Contact Meg to arrange for an audition.