The Hartford Chorale Performs in Budapest

Don’t miss out on the phenomenal concert of Hartford Chorale: the ensemble will astonish its Hungarian audience on 22 July from 7:30 in Matthias Church.


Celebrating its 45th season, the Hartford Chorale has become the primary symphonic chorus of central Connecticut, especially in its critically acclaimed collaborations with The Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Established in 1972 and under the musical direction of Maestro Richard Coffey since 2005, the Chorale is composed of 160 men and women, offering these talented and experienced singers opportunities to study and perform at a professional level. Led by a 20-member Board of Governors, Chorale members sustain and manage their own organization through their volunteer service, fundraising and dues payments. Competitive auditions for new members are conducted annually. An internship program makes it possible for gifted young musicians to rehearse and perform with the Chorale and Connecticut orchestras.

While the Chorale performs most often in the Greater Hartford area, the ensemble has also been heard at Carnegie Hall and has toured internationally throughout Europe and Asia. Most recently, during the summer of 2014, the Chorale performed in Paris and Chartres, France and was privileged to perform the Duruflé Requiem in the “Duruflé Church” – the beautiful Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont – as well as an a capella concert in Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres.