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Letter: Don’t forget the Concord Chorale

The Monitor’s excellent Aug. 12 editorial, “Young artists could use young fans,” spoke to the dearth of young people in audiences of classical music performances, despite the numbers of highly talented young musicians.

To the list it offered of Concord’s ongoing musical opportunities, I would add the Concord Chorale concerts.

This group of some 75 auditioned singers, about to celebrate its 45th anniversary, performs several times a year.

In December its concert will showcase classical and contemporary holiday music along with a professional brass ensemble and youth chorus.

Its spring concert, which is being held in mid-May at the Capitol Center for the Arts, will consist of Haydn’s masterpiece Creation with full orchestra.

If you have not attended one of the Concord Chorale’s concerts, you are in for a big treat, not only of a superb and exciting performance, but one attended by an audience of all ages.

And the Chorale is always looking for new singers of all ages.

More immediately, I urge you to attend tonight’s New Hampshire Music Festival orchestral concert at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

If you have not heard this group of professional musicians from across the nation who assemble each summer in New Hampshire, you are in for another treat.

ELIZABETH DURFEE HENGEN

Concord

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