01Con Tutti sings and celebrates the season in style with the heralding brass of classic carols, giant puppets, Irish folk band and , of course, the joyous singing of Con Tuttians on December 9th at 7:30 p.m. at South Church in Portsmouth! This year 140 performers, directed by Joanne Connolly, sing an exciting range of inspired music from the world over, from French carols to English pub songs, from African American spirituals to Irish ballads, from Israeli dance tunes to New England shape note music! A grand highlight of this 2017 season will be the UNH Faculty brass quintet, playing traditional carols while Con Tutti singers and audience alike sing favorite and familiar carols ! The concert will take you into a celebration of the solstice, the darkness night of the year, and back out into the returning of the light!!
A large surprise is in store for children and for all the “young at heart”. A wonderful mix of familiar and the not so familiar will delight audiences and deepen the celebration of the season. Connolly shares,”This year we are very excited to welcome Great Bay Sailor, folk, and Irish-inspired band to add to the wonderful mix! We’ll have our exuberant singers, polished brass, rollicking violin and guitar, LARGE visitors from Iceland, and a few other surprises…..not to be missed!”
This December 9th, the Con Tutti concert will be magical musical celebration for the whole community, ….the holiday “go-to” event of Portsmouth! South Church Hall, 292 State Street, will be decorated with greens of the season, and the cathedral ceiling will ring with joyous music! The concert is sure to sell out, so please get your tickets early for “Door of the Year!” on December 9th at 7:30 p.m at South Church. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Tickets are available now at RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street in Portsmouth, and at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3167316
Questions?….pls contact Joanne Connolly (207) 451-9346