The Newsletter of the Fairfield County Children's Choir 

Vol.14 No. 3                              

Spring 2015

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Fairfield County Children's Choir  POB 110588  

Trumbull, CT  06611  




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 From the Music Director 

Jon Noyes conducting FCCC

As we celebrate the final months of our 20th anniversary season, we can look back on all that we have experienced through these years and look forward to many more years of wonderful music making with our amazing choristers. Thousands of children have participated in our mission "to provide a musical experience that is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable." It is our hope that through our music we have touched not only our choristers, but also many thousands more, from the chorister's families to our audience members.

Just some of the highlights include performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, West Point, the Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Canterbury Cathedral in England, and various locations in Vienna, Prague, Salzburg and Ireland. Read More.. . 


FCCC Commemorative CD CD
We are undertaking a major recording project this spring. For our 20th Anniversary we will be producing a high quality double CD. One disc will include the FCCC Spring Concert on May 2 - The Best of the FCCC. The second disc will feature the Chamber Singers performing our best repertoire from the entire year. Our members and audience chose the May 2 program through a survey, so the songs are a collection of the most exciting pieces we have ever performed. This two CD set will be a treasure that will be a keepsake which can be given as gifts to friends and family members. To order, please call 203-414-4292, $25 per set. 
FCCC Concerts & Events

Fairfield's Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony - April 29 - 7:30 PM
The FCCC Chamber Singers will be performing at Fairfield's Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony. The program takes place at First Church Congregational (corner Beach & Old Post Road). It is open to the public. A major highlight of the service will be the world premiere of "How Shall I?" by FCCC senior Hannah Olshansky.


FCCC Spring Concert  "By Special Request" - May 2 - 7:00 PM
Norwalk Concert Hall

Our choristers, alumni and audience have voted for their favorite selections for our 20th Anniversary Spring Concert. We have also invited our alumni to sing with us on the following songs: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Clear Water, Sing Me To Heaven, I'm Goin' Up a Yonder, Amazing Grace, Total Praise and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, among others. Tickets are $15 and $20 and are available by calling 203-414-4292. 

Ivan Rutherford Concert  "More Than Broadway" - May 15 - 7:00 PM
Fairfield Woods Middle School
with special guest Kate Loprest 


We will be hosting a very special event on Friday, May 15 when Broadway star Ivan Rutherford returns to Fairfield for a show called "More Than Broadway." (Here is a link to some excerpts from the show:click on Rutherford. Tickets are available by calling 203-414-4292.


Ivan Rutherford has performed the role of "Jean Valjean" in Les Miserables over two-thousand times on Broadway, on national tours and most recently in regional theatres across the country. He was honored with the role as part of the 10th anniversary company in New York, co-starred alongside Andrea McArdle (the original 'Annie') at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, and with Lea Salonga on Broadway in the 20th anniversary Les Miz revival. Ivan was nominated for "Best Actor" for his portrayal of Jean Valjean at the first annual National Broadway Theatre Awards. Read More  

Ivan Rutherford
Kate Loprest
Colorado/Arizona Tour
The FCCC Chamber Singers will celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season with a tour to Colorado to participate in the Sing a Mile High (SAMH) Choral Festival and to Arizona to perform with the Children's Chorale of Flagstaff, with visits to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. The festival takes place on the campus of Colorado Christian University with the final concert in the beautiful performing arts center at The University of Denver. We will rehearse and perform under the direction of world-famous conductor Rollo Dilworth and Jena Dickey, the director of the Young Voices of Colorado.


At the conclusion of the SAMH festival we have an extension of three days which will involve one concert in Flagstaff, Arizona with the Children's Chorale of Flagstaff and tours to Pikes Peak, the Grand Canyon and Sedona. At the Grand Canyon we will drive 25 miles along the South Rim, making brief stops at scenic viewpoints; stop at the Visitor Center to view the exhibits; hike the Rim Trail (flat and paved) for a few miles of incredible views; and visit the famous El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge. From here choristers will hike a short distance into the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or visit the Grand Canyon Historic Village or the Bright Angel Lodge.


Chorister & Staff News

Katherine Waugh, a junior at Joel Barlow High School and Kelvin Alvarez, a senior at Fairfield Prep, were named to the All-National Honor Choir sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. They joined 340 musically talented and skilled high school singers from across the United States for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: Performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 29.


These exceptional students, named the "best of the best" out of approximately 2.5 million students nationwide from local, district and state music festivals, rehearsed a repertoire of challenging music. They performed under the baton of prominent choral conductor Edith Copley, regents' professor and director of choral studies at Northern Arizona University.


Katherine is a classically-trained soprano, and sings in the Select Choir and a cappella groups at Joel Barlow and the Fairfield County Children's Choir. Katherine was a featured performer at Music For Youth's recent Rising Stars Benefit Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport.


Kelvin Alvarez is a senior at Fairfield Prep who will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall! He is a violinist in the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras and will receive the FCCC Choral Scholar Award this year.

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Donna Beatty, FCCC accompanist welcomed granddaughter Nora Grace Beatty, born March 24.
Alicen Gachi, FCCC Assistant Choir Manager, welcomed her second son Nathan George Gachi, born April 9, 8 lbs, 21". 

Congratulations to the Beatty and Gachi families!! 
Canadian Girls Choir - The Voices of Light
The Voices of Light - April 8
The FCCC hosted a wonderful concert by
Les Voix Boreales from Laval, Quebec on April 8. Our choristers and families enjoyed their program, after which the 52 girls from Canada stayed overnight with some of our families who opened their homes to our guests. Traveling in this manner not only saves money but also is a great opportunity for a rewarding cultural experience. The host families were invited to share a few words about their time together.


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A contribution to the Fairfield County Children's Choir is an  investment in the future! We train outstanding young performers and help them to grow both as musicians and as responsible, caring young adults. Your support makes it possible for us to bring our world-class choir experience to musically talented children, many of whom receive tuition assistance. Your gift is tax deductible and we gratefully thank you for your generosity. 


FCCC Concert Calendar 2015-2016
(CS-Chamber Singers; CC-Concert Choir; CH-Chorale; Ch-Chorus)




April 29
Fairfield Holocaust Commemoration -7:30 PM-UCCC Fairfield (CS)
May 2
Spring Concert - By Special Request, Norwalk Concert Hall 7:00 PM
May 15
Ivan Rutherford More Than Broadway w/Kate Loprest - FWMS 7:00 PM
May 11 & 18

20th Anniversary CD recording (CS) 

June 25 - July 2

Summer Tour -  Colorado/Arizona (CS) 

September 9
First Rehearsal: All FCCC
October 10
Sound Tigers Opening Night - Webster Bank Arena - 7:00 PM
December 6
Winter Concert - Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport 3:00 PM

December 12 

Music For Youth - Southport  - 2:00 PM (CS) 
February 6
Broadway Concert & Auction-Klein Memorial  - 5:30 PM Auction
7:00 PM Concert
May 7
Spring Concert - 7:00 PM
May 21
La Boehme with Norwalk Symphony TBD
June 24 -29
Crescent City Choral Festival, New Orleans (CS)


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