December 6, 2021

Saint Ann’s Church Presents a Holiday Choral Concert, ‘Concinnity by Candlelight,’ Tonight; All Welcome

OLD LYME — Live@SaintAnn’s, a concert series of Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church, Old Lyme, presents Connecticut’s versatile and innovative vocal chamber ensemble, Voices of Concinnity, in a special holiday concert, “Concinnity by Candlelight,” on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

This live, in-person concert will include an audience carol sing, as well as a variety of compositions celebrating the Christmas season.

“Concinnity by Candlelight” is a luminous program sung by Voices of Concinnity featuring a collection of contemplative holiday choral favorites.

The concert will include Christmas and holiday songs such as “Love came down at Christmas” by Eleanor Daley, “In the bleak midwinter” by Gustav Holst, “Halcyon Days” by Melissa Dunphy, “In Bethlehem Above” by Yshanni Perinpanayagam, “The Waiting Sky” by Oliver Tarney, “Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Britten, “Gabriel’s Message” arr. by Jim Clements, and more.

The concert concludes with an audience carol sing with Voices of Concinnity with songs chosen beforehand by our audience.

Dedicated to cultivating the art of chamber ensemble singing in Connecticut, Voices of Concinnity is a 12-voice ensemble of seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds.

Concinnity’s mission is to connect with the community through living choral music that fosters inclusion with innovative and collaborative programming, explores representation in choral music, and ensures affordable access to quality performances and programs for all.

Their has been sound described as “silky smooth butter in musical form.” Voices of Concinnity works to maximize overtones and unity of sound to create a harmonious, artful landscape of voices through the performance of choral music from the Renaissance to the contemporary. 

Voices of Concinnity is sponsored by Consonare Choral Community, a non-profit organization based in Storrs-Mansfield that helps build community through choral music in Connecticut through affordable and accessible programs. 

No reservations are necessary — a $20 donation is suggested. 

The community can help choose the holiday songs to be sung by the audience carol sing by filling out a brief survey here:

Editor’s Notes: Live@SaintAnn’s is a concert series of Saint Ann’s dedicated to bringing music of all kinds to our community and welcoming our community to our campus.

Saint Ann’s is an Episcopal parish in Old Lyme, CT, where Provisional Priest-in-Charge the Reverend Dr. Anita Louise Schell welcomes all visitors to this family-friendly event.

Saint Ann’s is located at 82 Shore Rd. (Rte. 156), two miles off I-95, Exit 70. Ample parking is adjacent to the church and the building is ADA compliant.

For more information, visit Saint Ann’s online at


  1. Jeffrey Beadle says

    What time is the Concert?

  2. It starts at 7pm … thank you for alerting us to the omission — we’ve added it now.

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