GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS

Building Community One Note at a Time

Noah Blocker-Glynn, Artistic Director

 

For Immediate Release:

Greater New Haven Community Chorus to Honor US Veterans at 2014 Fall Concert
by Giving Something to Those Who Gave

New Haven, CT – October 29, 2014 – Greater New Haven Community Chorus will be presenting their annual Fall Concert on Saturday evening, December 13 at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, under the direction of Noah Blocker-Glynn, Artistic Director, with Mark Sullivan, accompanist.

The GNHCC Fall 2014 Concert – War & Peace – Reflection, Honor and Hope is a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II, honoring those who served, and the hope for peace.  The program will feature Requiem for the Living with chamber orchestra by noted composer Dan Forrest.  The program will also include Veni, a new composition on historic war texts by composer Matthew Cramer, the music of Bach, and other selections celebrating peace, hope and love.  GNHCC will be joined for this performance by Connecticut Children's Chorus - Primi Voci, for young treble voices.  The Connecticut Children's Chorus (CCC) is one of the region's most comprehensive youth chorus programs.

The program will honor US veterans and their families.  Ticket buyers are being encouraged to purchase and donate tickets to the Veteran Ticket Foundation by giving something to those who gave so much.  The Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) provides free event tickets to family members of troops Killed In Action (K.I.A.), our Military Service Members home on leave, and Veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities.

Attending these events reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.  Giving free event tickets is an expression of appreciation, acknowledgment and an enduring symbol that honors the service of our troops today and long after their tour of duty has passed. Helping our veterans attend events provides positive family and life experiences after their years of service to our country.

Concert tickets can be purchased and ticket donations made to Vet Tix online at www.gnhcc.org.

Greater New Haven Community Chorus consists of approximately 100 voices and draws its membership from throughout the greater New Haven area.  GNHCC strives to embrace the wide diversity of the community and is committed to making quality music accessible and approachable for audiences and members alike.  Greater New Haven Community Chorus was founded in 1963 as a venture in community singing and continues to perform with pride and distinction.

For more information about GNHCC, please visit www.gnhcc.org or email: info@gnhcc.org.

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Media Contacts:

Dennis Burke
Marketing/PR Chair, GNHCC Board
203.303.4642
pr@gnhcc.org

Katherine McManus                                                             
President, GNHCC Board                                                     
203.303.4642                                                                      
info@gnhcc.org

Note: A limited number of media pool complimentary tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets for pre-screened members of the media with a Brown Paper Tickets media pool account at www.brownpapertickets.com.