Join Jono in his 32nd season as Music Director of the Litchfield County Choral Union at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, Connecticut, as they present both Gabriel Fauré's and Maurice Duruflé's Requiems. The performance will feature internationally renowned organist David Enlow, as well as soprano Alexandra Whitfield, mezzo-soprano Allison Messier and baritone David Tinervia. For information on singing for this exciting event, visit www.lccu-us.org, or call 401-864-9009.
Jono conducts the GNBCS in Copland's Old American Songs (sets I and II), the Four Motets (written while Copland was a student of Nadia Boulanger) and The Promise of Living. An absolutely outstanding representation of American choral writing, not to be missed!
In his role as Director of Choral Activities at Mitchell College, Jono is Music Director for the spring musical, "Legally Blonde". Join us on Friday and Saturday nights at 7, or Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 for this wonderful comedic farce.
Jono returns to Freetown, Massachusetts to accompany the Apponequet High School Players in their spring musical. This year they are presenting the perennial favorite "Annie"! Its a wonderful cast of dedicated and talented youngsters . . . maybe we'll see you there!
Music Director Jonathan Babbitt conducts the Greater New Bedford Choral Society and the Choral Society Festival Orchestra in parts IV, V and VI of Johann Sebastian Bach's Weinachtsoratorium. Featured soloists will be soprano Alexandra Whitfield, alto Allison Messier, tenor Gregory Zavracky, and baritone David Tinervia. This event also marks the debut of the Choral Society Festival Orchestra, featuring Daniel Harp and Raymond Buttero playing continuo, and Jane Murray playing oboe and oboe d'amore. Call (401) 864-9009 or visit www.gnbcs.org for tickets.
Join Jono and Allison for the second annual caroling party through the Village of Adamsville! Meet together at 6 pm at Simmons Cafe at the junction of Crandall Road and Main Road (Routes 81 and 179) and spend an hour spreading holiday joy! Bring your voice; we've got the carol books. See you there, see you then!
Music Director Jonathan Babbitt leads the Chamber Singers of the Choral Society in seasonal motets, carols and quodlibets to benefit the Whaling Museum. Open to the public. For more information, please call the Whaling Museum at (508) 997-0046.
Director of Choral Activities Jonathan Babbitt leads the Mitchell College Select Choral Ensemble in a concert of widely varied repertoire in their end-of-term concert. Featured will be three works by contemporary New England composer Whitfield Shaw Clark, seasonal motets and solo appearances by graduating seniors Lindsay Deschamps, Zachary Mosley, Mariah Zell, and underclassman Gordon Fowler. Open to the public without charge.
Music Director Jonathan F. Babbitt presides over a gala Messiah and Carol Sing, featuring soloists soprano Elizabeth Heath, alto Allison Messier, tenor Donald Johnston and pianist Raymond Buttero. Join the family-friendly fun as we sing through the favorite Christmas choruses of Handels beloved masterwork, along with favorite carols of the season. Also featured will be the newly-established Chamber Singers of the Choral Society. A not-to-be-missed event! $5 per person, with a $25 family maximum. Call 401-864-9009 or visit www.gnbcs.org for tickets.
Sakonnet Music (Allison Messier and Jono Babbitt) will appear on Simmons Café's Friday Night LIVE series. Music will include classic songs from the 1920s-1940s as well as original songs by our friend, Nobody Jones. Simmons Café will offer delicious local fare including lobster, prime rib, vegan options, ice cream, and beer & wine. This is an outdoor event.
Under the baton of Jono Babbitt, The Litchfield County Choral Union will present Bach cantatas 9, 106, and 170, as well as his motet Jesu, meine Freude. Allison Messier will be the featured soloist in the solo Alto cantata BWV 170, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust.
Located on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, the iconic Music Shed, renowned for its superb acoustics and unbroken sight lines, is the venue for the perennial favorite summer event in Norfolk, CT. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students and Seniors.
As part of the Singing Out Against Hunger series, Allison and Jono join friends in singing original songs by Nobody Jones at the Art Café. This is an outdoor concert. We will play at about 1 pm. The event runs from 11-3. Donations will be taken for the local food pantry.