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Article Published May 12, 2016
The Shoreline Chorale presents Nighttime Odyssey Under Music Director Sarah Kaufold

The Shoreline Chorale’s concert, Nighttime Odyssey on Saturday, May 14 will feature a full concert program of choral and instrumental music. The concert includes renditions of ‘Sure on This Shining Night’ by Samuel Barber, “Night, Sleep, Death and the Stars” by Daniel Gawthrop, the comedic “Animal Crackers” by Eric Whitacre, and spirituals.

The event is at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison. The suggested donation is $15 to $20, with children under 12 free. A reception will follow the concert.

Featured guest artist and harpist Jesse Gutgsell will perform Claude Debussey’s “Claire de Lune” and Alphonse Hasselmans’s “La Source” and will accompany the Chorale in “Night, Sleep, Death and the Stars” by Daniel Gawthrop, as well as a women’s ensemble singing “Come to Me, My Love.” Gutgsell has been a professional harpist for more than a decade. She began her harp studies in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of six.

The Shoreliners will perform “In the Still of the Night and the Day” arranged by chorale member Charles Houlihan.

This concert marks the inaugural year under Music Director Sarah Kaufold, who also serves as minister of music at St. Mark’s Chapel in Storrs, where she has directed the adult choir and coordinated the children’s music program since 2012.

Kaufold holds a masters of music in choral conducting from University of Connecticut after graduate study in choral conducting at California State University, Los Angeles. She has studied conducting under Jamie Spillane, Donald Brinegar, William Belan, and Iris Levine. She has sung professionally throughout the Los Angeles area and in New England while maintaining a private vocal studio for almost 15 years. She is currently a member of the professional chamber choir, Novi Cantori, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has directed church choirs for over 10 years in Southern California and Missouri.

Accompanist Joyce Baxter also serves as music director at the Clinton Congregational Church.

For more information, call 203-421-4483.

This information provided by Shoreline Chorale.