unitarian society of hartford

chalice50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Tel: (860) 233-9897 / FAX 233-1333
Email: firstunitarian@ushartford.com
Revs. Cathy & Heather Rion Starr

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Performing Arts Series Announced!

We are excited to present a full slate of seven events for the next church year, which include music, drama, and dance.  Something for everyone!  

Please join us by buying a series ticket after the service, simply by signing up at the Programs Table.  This is a tremendous way to support USH.  All profits go to the General Fund, and since nearly all of these events are benefits, most of what we take in is profit.  And every dollar is matched by our generous anonymous donor!  Note that this is the last year in which such a matching grant is available.

Early bird prices are a special bargain… see details below.  

2015-2016 USH Performing Arts
Series Tickets Now Available!

All events will take place on Saturday nights at 7:30 unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 19 - The Greater Hartford Opera Ensemble is Coming to USH!

Opera Ensemble

Saturday, September 19th, at 7:30 PM we will kick off the USH Performing Arts series with a rousing concert featuring soaring arias, lively opera choruses, fun Gilbert & Sullivan numbers, and a bit of Broadway.  GHOE was established more than thirty years ago as a summer outlet for members of the Connecticut Opera Chorus, and its performers have been entertaining at private parties, in assisted living facilities, and in concert ever since.

The performaance is a benefit for the Unitarian Society of Hartford General Fund and will be followed by a receiption after the concert.  

Series tickets (for all seven events) are $75 until September 13th, $90 thereafter, and $180 for premium subscribers.  Details on the season are available at the USH website.  

Tickets at the door will be $30 for premium tickets, $15 for standard, and $10 for students with ID.  USH children are always free.

Oct. 31 – Masked Ballroom Dance

Join us for a short lesson with pro teacher Wendy Nielsen from Arthur Murray and stay to dance.  Costumes and masks are welcome, or just come ready to rhumba.  It’s Halloween!

Nov. 7 – Underground Jazz Cabaret

Jazz pianist Alex Nachimovsky will appear downstairs in Fellowship Hall to play with a variety of vocalists.  Outside it might be chilly, but inside the music will be hot.

Jan. 2 – John & Katie Jesensky in Concert

Talented USH favorites Katie and John come back to perform for us and kick off the new year.  John promises to sing and play some of his own music.

March 6 – Concert Pro Femina

Inspired by the 15th year of the Hartford Women Composers Festival, this concert brings a dazzling array of classical music written by women, featuring chamber groups, solo voices, and choral works.

Sunday, March 20 – Classical and Broadway Vocal Concert
Immediately after the service

Come hear some great vocal music… including, we hope, some performed by our choral scholars and our new accompanist.  The program isn’t finalized, but we guarantee it will be both entertaining and varied.

April 2 or April 16 – Jacques Lamarre Play Reading Premiere

Don’t miss another new play premiere penned by USH friend and supporter Jacques Lamarre. He gets more successful every year, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to present him again.

Series Ticket Prices

Early Bird Deal – On or before Ingathering Sunday (Sept. 13th), you can purchase the entire 2015-2016 season for only $75.  That’s seven performances!  Two events come free, as compared to the regular $15 ticket price.

Standard price – Only $90 for seven events!  One event is free at that price.

Premium price for extra special supporters – $180 for seven events. Show USH your love.  You can sit in the front pews!  (So can everyone else – we don’t discriminate – but you’ll know you gave that little bit extra.)

Tickets at the door will be $15 Standard, $30 Premium, and $10 for students with ID. USH children under 18 free, always.
Please whisper something to us (we won’t tell) if money would keep you from coming to any of these events.  We want you there, even if you don’t have the cash to spare!  Plenty of seats.

All profits go directly to the USH General Fund, to be matched by our amazing anonymous donor.  This is the final year for that generous matching grant.  Please do your part to help fund the bottom line by subscribing to the Performing Arts series.  We make the most money for the Meeting House when members subscribe in advance.
And best of all, it’s great fun!  Please join us.

Patrice Fitzgerald, for the USH Performing Arts Sub-Council




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