Wine, Jazz & Song to fill hall with music Saturday

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:39
Written by Angie DeRosa


FARMINGTON - Put on your dancing shoes Saturday for a night of jazz music and wine hosted by CONCORA’s Friends of Bach.

From 6 to 9 p.m. the 16th edition of Wine, Jazz & Song will be in the Porter Memorial Hall at 75 Main St. in Farmington.

Hear from the Sir William Trio - led by bassist William Stillinger, James Argiro on piano and Liviu Pop on drums - and vocalists from CONCORA that will offer interpretations of jazz standards, selections from the “Great American Songbook” and more. Featured vocalists include Salli-Jo Borden, Kenneth Downes, and Jermaine Woodard, Jr.

CONCORA, which stands for the Connecticut Choral Artists, is a professional choir based out of New Britain and Hartford.

Now in its 44th season, the ensemble, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chris Shepard, aims “to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience,” according to their mission statement.

Guests will also be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a silent wine auction and write-your-own song dedications.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and can be reserved online at or by contacting the CONCORA office at 860-293-0567 or

The snow date is Sunday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Friends of Bach is a volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance and support CONCORA’s annual performances of the music of J.S. Bach.

Through a series of events and the donations of individual Bach lovers, the Friends of Bach raise funds to make CONCORA’s Bach performances possible.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, General News on Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:39. Updated: Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:42.