Musings on Choral Music for Women’s Voices

The Concentus Women’s Chorus Blog

Read thoughts from singers on their favorite (or least favorite) choral compositions, compositions by and for women singers, program notes, our conductor's perspective from the front of the chorus, historical accuracy of performance, and how we discover new or rediscovered musical literature for women's voices. For fans of choral music, singing, music for women, women composers, chamber and voice collaboration, and...fans of Concentus!

Letting it Shine at Christmas Time: A Member's Perspective

Concentus member, Johanna Rehbaum, writes about the celebration of the true meaning of Christmas through song

More | Posted: December 25, 2013

Finding Intentionality Through Music: A Member's Perspective

Concentus Member and Stage Manager, Kara Juszczak, speaks to the importance of intentionality and self-care through music.

More | Posted: December 10, 2013

Why I'm a Fan of Concentus: A Community Member's Perspective

Board member, Sharon DiTucci, shares why she is a fan of Concentus.

More | Posted: November 25, 2013

Ensemble Music is a Team Sport

Concentus member, Maggie Symington, compares singing in a chorus to playing on a sport team.

More | Posted: October 02, 2013

What is Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”?

Pianist, Kristin Ditlow, provides insight into the origin and musical contribution of Pergolesi's “Stabat Mater.” This piece is included in our Spring 2013 repertoire.

More | Posted: April 27, 2013

Announcing Our 2012–2013 Season

10 YearsConcentus is proud to continue our celebration of our 10th Anniversary Year of performance! We open our 2012-2013 season with a CD Release Party and Christmas Concert at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, a church which has supported and provided so many concert and sacred service offering opportunities for Concentus since our founding. During the season, we will be presenting a rarely performed arrangement of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater in collaboration with the music program of Elmgrove United Methodist Church. Visit us often to learn of other collaboration and concert venues, culminating in our spring concert series, which will include a concert at another Concentus musical home, First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford.

Posted: February 23, 2013