Wilton Singers Presents Serenade to Music
The Wilton Singers Spring Cabaret is back, welcoming audience members to celebrate spring with an evening of beautiful music on May 6th and 7th.
The centerpiece for this year’s concert is Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music, in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth. As director Kevin Cottelese explains, “With this composition as the focal point, we were able to expand on the serenade theme. Come prepared to hear music that ranges from Brubeck to Billy Joel, Madrigals to Jazz, Gershwin, Carol King, Eric Whitacre and so much more.”
The group will be accompanied by a trio of extraordinary local musicians. “The spring concert gives us the opportunity to explore different genres and these musicians always add thrill to the performance,” says producer Suzanne Jeschke.
The return of the cabaret means a return to the “BYO beverage and meal” format, transforming WEPCO hall into a sidewalk bistro. “We’re really looking forward to our usual spirited and connected concert format and to the table seating for the audience that makes a Singers cabaret so much fun,” says Jeschke. “We’re thrilled to bring back this collective community experience.”
The Singers will also premiere a long-anticipated new choral composition by Chris Brubeck. The piece was commissioned in honor of founding members Al and Jan Galletly, who retired from the group in 2019.
"Al and Jan have been amazingly generous with their time and talents, and we’ve been so lucky to have such incredible people giving so much to our town,” composer Chris Brubeck shares. “For decades Al Galletly has been the wonderful and indefatigable ‘piano man’ for so many musical organizations in Wilton. It was my honor to compose this heartfelt salute to their stellar contributions to our community as a whole, and to the Wilton Singers in particular." You will not want to miss the world premiere of this exciting new choral composition!
Tickets for “Serenade to Music” are on sale now! They can be purchased at www.WiltonSingers.org. The concert begins at 8pm, and doors open at 7:15pm - byo beverages & food! Venue: WEPCO Complex in Wilton (48 New Canaan Road). Get tickets before they’re gone!