We thank our season sponsors!
25th Anniversary Sponsors: The Berisford Family, Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C.
Platinum Sponsors: Books on the Common, Dimitri’s Diner, Fairfield County Bank, Kane Funeral Home, Nancy O
Gold Sponsors: ACT of CT, CT Fitness Lab, Economy Printing, Founders Hall, SPHERE, Shoots to Roots
Silver Sponsors: A-Z Landscaping, Authentic Living LLC (Angelo P. Giordano Therapeutic Massage), Caraluzzi’s, Colby’s of Ridgefield, Classic Cleaners, Colonial Cleaners, Country Contractors,
Danbury Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC, E.T. Datahelp Inc, Greig Farm,
Grove Street Realty Advisors, Kiley Painting, McLaughlin & Stern, Montanari Fuel Service, Sally Mueller, Paris Salon, Ridgefield Cleaners, Ridgefield Physical Therapy, RVNAhealth, Total Comfort Inc
Saturday, May 4, 2024 7:00 pm, Anne S. Richardson Auditorium – Sterling Silver – Save the date!!
Sunday, December 17, 2023 4:00 pm, The Ridgefield Playhouse (80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT)
Concert proceeds benefit Ridgefield Responds:Hope for Ukraine. Ridgefield Responds is harnessing the compassionate power of the Ridgefield community to help the people of Ukraine with the devastating situation in their country. Ridgefield Responds works with trusted partners on the ground to send humanitarian aid directly where it’s needed most, including support for Ridgefield’s sister city, Druzhkivka, in the besieged region of Donetsk, in partnership with Ukraine Aid International.
The Ridgefield Chorale thanks our concert sponsors, The Kinne Family, Blandine Lewine, Stephen & Patricia Ross, The Stockel Family, and McLaughlin & Stern.
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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service hosted by the Ridgefield Clergy Association and located at Jesse Lee Church. There will be Scripture, poetry, dancing, an interfaith choral ensemble, and the Ridgefield Chorale. An important hour of your life you can spend increasing the love and interdependence in our community. A free will offering will be received to benefit ARC (The Association of Religious Communities) of Danbury and the Ridgefield Food Pantry.
Sunday, November 12, 2023 4:00 pm – The Ridgefield Chorale in Concert.
Location: First Congregational Church, Danbury, CT (164 Deer Hill Avenue). Join the Ridgefield Chorale for an afternoon of amazing choral music kicking off Artistic Director Daniela Sikora’s 25th Anniversary year. Anchoring The Ridgefield Chorale in Concert is Elaine Hagenberg’s stunning Illuminare. Premiered in 2022, Illuminare’s 5 movements are full of mysticism, tenderness and passion. Also on the program are an arrangement of the music from The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel, Craig Courtney’s moving Ukrainian Alleluia, Craig Hella Johnson’s spirited All of Us from Considering Matthew Shepard and Across the Vast Eternal Sky by Ola Gjeilo. The Ridgefield Chorale in Concert will be accompanied by Collaborative Pianist, Carol Spaulding and the RC Chamber Orchestra.
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Monday, September 11, 2023 – 6:30 pm – Ridgefield 9/11 Memorial Service
The ceremony will be INSIDE the Rec Center due to the forecasted heavy rain.
The Ridgefield Chorale will perform at the Town of Ridgefield’s annual 9/11 Memorial Service, held at the 9/11 Memorial Monument at the Ridgefield Recreation Center entrance (195 Danbury Road, Ridgefield). The Chorale joins First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Ridgefield clergy, police and fire honor guards, and guest speakers to remember and honor those who were lost, and those who responded. More details here: Ridgefield’s September 11 Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, August 26, 2023 – Ridgefield Playhouse Day on the Amistad Ship – Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport – 11 am
The Ridgefield Chorale will be part of the opening performance at the August 26 event, which includes private tours of the Amistad and education about its history and connection to Connecticut. Read more about the event and how to get tickets here: Ridgefield Playhouse Day on the Amistad Ship Saturday, August 26 at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – New Member Event and First Rehearsal – St. Stephen’s North Hall, 353 Main Street, Ridgefield
Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 22 to JOIN US at our New Member Event at 7:00-8:00 pm followed by our first rehearsal for Fall Concert at 8:00-9:30pm. St. Stephen’s North Hall, 353 Main Street, Ridgefield. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about The Ridgefield Chorale, review our Membership Flyer This provides general information about the Chorale as well as important dates including our November 12 fall concert and December 17 holiday concert! Our Tuesday August 29 rehearsal will be 7:30 – 9:30 pm, also at St. Stephen’s but in the Sanctuary.
Visit The Ridgefield Chorale during “Summerfest” between 10 am – 2 pm on Main Street, Ridgefield. There will be lots of street vendors, sidewalk sales and entertainment. Presented by Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce. And then walk over to the Ridgefield Library for a 3 pm performance by members of The Ridgefield Chorale! A great way to spend a summer day. For more info, visit: Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce (inridgefield.com)
June 16 – 19, 2023 – “We Have a Dream Choral Festival” – Washington, D.C.
The Ridgefield Chorale is proud to represent the State of Connecticut in the “We Have a Dream Choral Festival” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on June 18. The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech. The performance will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 18. Tickets are free and can be purchased on the Kennedy Center website. The Ridgefield Chorale’s participation has been arranged by Music Celebrations International. Read more HERE.
Saturday, June 3, 2023 – Ridgefield’s “Pride in the Park” – 12 – 3 pm, Ballard Park
Ridgefield CT Pride’s annual “Pride in the Park” will be held in Ballard Park, Ridgefield on Saturday, June 3. Come visit us in Ballard Park from 12 – 3 pm and learn more about the Chorale! We strive to create an organization that recognizes and respects the differences and similarities of every individual, and where everyone is welcomed, and feels safe, accepted, and supported.
Read more about Pride in the Park: Ridgefield CT Pride – LGBTQ+ Pride Organization In case of heavy rain, the rain location is Yanity Gym (60 Prospect Street).
Saturday, May 13, 2023 – “This is Who I Am” – 7 pm, Ridgefield High School
More than 54 million people, from children to seniors, from all economic groups, all ethnic backgrounds, with diverse political views, different religions, orientations, professionals, amateurs come together to sing and socialize and work toward a common, beautiful goal: to create inspiring, beautiful music.
Our concert, “This Is Who I Am,” celebrates 65 of these people, the singers of the Ridgefield Chorale. Hear the songs that reflect our diversity and our commonalities, from contemporary choral masterpieces to musicals to pop and jazz standards. Songs about love, friendship, personal struggle, triumphs and of joys and shared sorrows.
We are 65 in 54 million. Come and see who we are on May 13, 2023 at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School.
Experience 65 becoming one. PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS NOW
Please note that tickets are only available online and will not be sold at the door.
Thank you to our Platinum Season sponsors: Dimitri’s Diner, The Berisford Family, Kane Funeral Home, Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C., Fairfield County Bank Corporation
Presented with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
Thursday, February 23, 2023 – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation “Giving Day”
Thank you to all of our Giving Day supporters! Your loyalty, generosity and competitive spirit helped The Ridgefield Chorale raise a total of $20,815 with donations from 308 donors. We were excited to win the “Midnight Madness,” “Top of the Morning,” “Big Finish,” and “Peer to Peer Fundraiser” prizes totaling $4,000, and we also secured matching funds during those campaigns.
On this tenth and final Giving Day, it was wonderful to have such a strong showing, finishing as #6 for total donors and in the top 20 for total dollars. Leaderboards | Fairfield County’s Giving Day (fcgives.org)
The Ridgefield Chorale is not the only organization to benefit from Giving Day. Over $1.7 million was donated in 24 hours by 10,963 donors in support of 361 organizations across Fairfield County, CT. It was an outpouring of support on this final Giving Day, with a cumulative total of $15.5 million raised since the first Giving Day in 2014.
Monday, January 16, 2023 – Ridgefield MLK Jr. Celebration, 3 pm – 4:30 pm, The Ridgefield Playhouse.
The Ridgefield Chorale is proud to participate in Ridgefield’s annual MLK Jr. Day celebration, honoring the legacy of the great civil rights leader with an awards ceremony, speakers and performances. Every year, The Spirit of Dr. King Award is given to a Ridgefield resident for their outstanding commitment to community service and selflessness. This year’s ceremony honors Wendy Lionetti, who has served the community of Ridgefield – both officially and unofficially – for nearly 20 years, in the Town Assessor’s office, the First Selectman’s office and now as Town Clerk. Wendy volunteers her time and service to several community activities and organizations, including SPHERE. For more information visit the Playhouse website: 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration | The Ridgefield Playhouse
Spring Season 2023 – Come Sing with Us! New Member Event – January 10, 2023
The Chorale begins rehearsing for our Spring Concert, which will be Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Ridgefield High School. “This is Who I Am” is a concert of discovery and strength, individuality and our place in the human family. We welcome new members of all voice parts, no auditions required. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and some Thursday nights.
We are having a special New Member Event & Singalong on January 10, 2023 from 7-8 pm at Lounsbury House (316 Main Street, Ridgefield). Come check us out! The spring season then begins on Tuesday, January 17. For more information, please review our Membership Flyer or email us at email@example.com. Our Tuesday night rehearsals beginning January 24 will be at East Ridge Middle School. Please let us know if you would like to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-815-5635.