The Litchfield County Choral Union is a community chorus serving northwestern Connecticut and western Massachusetts with the finest of the Choral Art for 116 years. Join us on the expansive and beautiful Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk Connecticut, for performances in the 1906 Music Shed under the direction of Jonathan F. Babbitt, Music Director. Numbering on average 75 members, the Choral Union is open to all singers without audition and strives to carry out the joyous spirit of its original dedication in 1899: "to honor the composer and his works in the most elevated conditions".
Jonathan F. Babbitt
Music Director Jonathan F. Babbitt is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Music, where he was Director of the Yale Freshman Chorus and Associate Director of the Yale Glee Club under the tutelage of Fenno Heath. Active as a clinician, conductor, adjudicator and composer, Babbitt has appeared across the United States, Canada and Europe with choral groups performing repertoire from the Renaissance to the contemporary. His compositions have premiered at the prestigious International Contemporary Music Festival in Bonn, Germany, and at Connecticut and Rhode Island Music Educator's Association events here in the United States. Babbitt holds concurrent positions as Director of Sacred Music and Organist/Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Music Director of Swanhurst Chorus in Newport, Rhode Island.