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Pro Arte Singers' 41st season set to begin

Updated 10:38 am, Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • The Pro Arte Singers will celebrate its 41st season with three subscription concerts at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, 178 Oenoke Ridge. The first concern takes place on Saturday Oct. 19. Photo: Contributed
    The Pro Arte Singers will celebrate its 41st season with three subscription concerts at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, 178 Oenoke Ridge. The first concern takes place on Saturday Oct. 19. Photo: Contributed

 

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The Pro Arte Singers and Artistic Director Arthur Sjogren will celebrate their 41st season with three subscription concerts.

All of the concerts, which take place at 7:30 p.m., will be performed at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, 178 Oenoke Ridge.

Members of Pro Arte from New Canaan include Ellen Taylor Sisson, Sherry Tate, Melissa Tate and Matthew Vitti.

The concerts take place on:

Saturday Oct. 19: Pro Arte will celebrate Benjamin Britten's centennial with three of his familiar works, along with music by Francis Poulenc and others.

Saturday, Dec. 14: Music by Britten and J.C. Bach highlight Pro Arte's traditional candlelight Christmas concert.

Saturday, March 29: Music from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," a Pro Are favorite, will close out the season.

In 1973, Sjogren and a small group of professional singers who shared his dream of performing the world's finest choral music formed the Pro Arte Singers. Each year since, they have grown in artistic achievement and critical acclaim through their annual concert series, professional recordings, appearances around the state in classical concert series, and the regular commission of new works by rising American composers.

In 1994, the Pro Arte Singers made a major commitment to an ever-expanding repertoire with the formation of the 24-voice Pro Arte Festival Chorus. The chorus is a group of experienced volunteers who complement the Pro Arte Singers to perform some of the larger choral works.

Subscriptions are $75 for adults and $60 for seniors and students. To purchase subscriptions or for information, call 203-322-5970, write to the Pro Arte Singers, P.O. Box 4251, Stamford CT 06907-0251, or visit www.proartesingers.org.