Christopher Shepard, CONCORA's New Artistic Director

Christopher Shepard, CONCORA's New Artistic Director

The Connecticut-based professional choir, CONCORA, recently named internationally-renowned Bach scholar, Dr. Christopher Shepard, as its new Artistic Director following the retirement of founder, Richard Coffey. CONCORA is producing a unique Bach Festival this month, which will culminate in a performance of the St. John Passion on March 20, 2016 at 4:00pm at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford. Tickets are available here. CT ACDA board member, Tom Brand, recently conducted the following interview with Dr. Shepard:

The Value of Showing Your Weakness

This is not a new or particularly profound idea, but as it recently brought me some much-needed inspiration, I felt compelled to share. We all know that sharing our achievements and successes is important, and necessary to cultivating continued excellence in our field. I have come to realize, however, that allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in front of our colleagues can be just as beneficial.

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