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:
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.
If you're going to the 2016 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Boston, you won't want to miss the performance by Roomful of Teeth on Wednesday evening. For a unique window into the history and philosophy of the Grammy-award-winning ensemble, check out this interview with Founder & Artistic Director, Brad Wells.