Choral society organizes a celebration of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel

NEWTOWN – The Connecticut Choral Society presents A Celebration of Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, part of the Connecticut Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary concert season.

A Celebration of Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel brings together singers, soloists and instrumentalists in works featuring Bach’s only composition for two violins, Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria and Halleujah from Handel’s Messiah.

Conducted by Eric Dale Knapp, the concert features organist Linda Sweetman-Waters, harpsichordist Max Vladimiroff, violinists Yevgenia and Sander Strenger, soprano Kristen Plumley, mezzo-soprano Jessica Grigg, Orchestra Nexus and the Connecticut Choral Society Festival Chorus on.

“As a fundamental part of the founding of the Connecticut Choral Society, the North Congregational Church is celebrating four decades of bringing the unifying power of music to our fellowship and audiences worldwide,” members said in a statement. “

The musical festival concerts are scheduled for November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main St., Newtown; 3:00 p.m. 19 November at North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury; and at 3 p.m. on November 20 at Valley Presbyterian Church, 21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield.

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online or at the door. For tickets, more information, or to learn more about how you can support The Connecticut Choral Society, visit the CCS website at, on Instagram @connecticutchoralsociety, or on Facebook at