Saturday, May 13, 2023 – “This is Who I Am” – 7 pm, Ridgefield High School
More than 54 million people in America sing in a chorus.
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
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.
Sunday, December 11, 2022 – Holiday Concert – 7 pm – The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Ridgefield Chorale’s Annual Holiday Pops Concert will be held on Sunday December 11 at 7 pm, at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT.
Thank you to our sponsors, The Kinne Family, Blandine Lewine, Stephen & Patricia Ross, The Stockel Family, and McLaughlin & Stern.
Proceeds from the holiday concert benefit RVNAhealth Well-Child Clinics for uninsured children. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors/students. BUY TICKETS ONLINE Please note – tickets will not be sold at the door.
Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Holiday Stroll – 12:00 – 12:30 pm – Main Street, Ridgefield
Members of The Ridgefield Chorale will present holiday favorites as part of this year’s Holiday Stroll, sponsored by Downtown Ridgefield. Find us in front of Town Hall, Main Street at noon. HOLIDAY STROLL CAROLING AT TOWN HALL CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – SATURDAY DEC 3
Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Thanksgiving Service – 3 pm – St Stephens, Ridgefield
Members of The Ridgefield Chorale will participate on Sunday, November 20 at 3PM as The Ridgefield Clergy Association presents an Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service. The whole community is invited to be part of this gathering which will be held in Ballard Park by the Gazebo. Please remember to bring a chair.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Main Street at the foot of Governor Street. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to cold temperatures (brrr!), the Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship will now take place inside St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
The offering from this service will be given to Ridgefield Social Services and the Association of Religious Communities in Greater Danbury.
Saturday, October 29, 2022 – Fall Concert – “Flight” – 8 pm – West Conn
Click to Buy Tickets online Join us as the Chorale once again takes musical flight in the magnificent acoustics of the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at WestConn. In the cockpit will be Daniela Sikora, Conductor, and Carol Spaulding, Collaborative Pianist. They will be joined by a crew including a string quartet, Irish drummers and other musical instruments.
Enjoy the stirring spirituals of Andre Thomas and Rollo Dilworth, music from film and video game composers Ennio Morricone and Christopher Tin, songs from Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz, Elton John and Yip Harburg, and the jazz of Sammy Cahn. Also on the program is the music of today’s finest contemporary choral composers and arrangers Kim Arnesen, Audrey Snyder, Anita Cracauer, Daniel Elder, Ola Gjeilo, Craig Hella Johnson, Alec Powell, David Dickau and Brendan Graham. At the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at West Conn, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT.
Friday, September 30, 2022 – Ridgefield Library’s “Battle of the Books”
Please come for a fun night out and learn what book the Chorale’s Artistic Director, Daniela Sikora, will promote in the Ridgefield Library’s “Battle of the Books.” Friday September 30 at 7 pm. Five extraordinary presenters will each champion a book on behalf of their nonprofit. The audience will vote for the most persuasive argument to choose a winning book. The winning nonprofit will receive 50% of all proceeds from the event, with the other participants sharing the other 50% of the proceeds. Read More Here See the Results here!
Sunday, September 11, 2022 – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
The Ridgefield Chorale will perform at the Town of Ridgefield’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday September 11, 6:30 pm at the 9/11 Memorial Monument (195 Danbury Road, Ridgefield). The Chorale joins First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Ridgefield clergy, police and fire honor guards, and guest speakers in honoring the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. Read More Here
Fall Season 2022 – Come Sing with Us!
The Chorale begins rehearsing on Tuesday August 23 for our fall concert, which will be Saturday, October 29 at West Conn. We welcome new members of all voice parts, no auditions required. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and some Thursday nights. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – Make Music Day in Ridgefield – Ridgefield Library – 5:15 pm
Make Music Ridgefield is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 1000 communities around the world. Make Music Ridgefield is brought to you by the Ridgefield Arts Council as part of their mission to generate attention for Ridgefield’s vibrant arts community. The Ridgefield Chorale will perform on the front lawn at the Ridgefield Library (472 Main Street) starting at 5:15 pm. If it rains, we will be inside in the main program room.
Please enjoy the Chorale’s performance as well as the variety of other musical events happening in Ridgefield. Click to see the full list of events on the Ridgefield Arts Council site.
Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Rasom (Together) in Ridgefield – 12 pm – 4 pm
Ridgefield Responds: Hope For Ukraine presents a kickoff event in Ballard Park in the heart of Ridgefield, Connecticut on Sunday, June 5th from 12-4 pm. The Rasom (Together) in Ridgefield community event includes food trucks, Ukrainian delicacies, Ukrainian crafts and music, two amazing bands playing rock and blues music, family activities such as face painting, balloon animals, woven bracelets, sunflower seed planting, speakers, t-shirts, sunflower art sales, a community embroidery project, and more.
The host for the afternoon program will be Emmy Award winner and Ridgefield celebrity, Ira Joe Fisher, who will lead a short program of speakers to include First Selectman Rudy Marconi, State Representative Aimee Berger-Girvalo, State Senator Will Haskell, and State Senator Julie Kushner. Ukrainian American and Ridgefield resident, Ross Voytovych will offer a few words about his family’s experience since the war began in late February. Members of The Ridgefield Chorale will sing the Ukrainian national anthem.