Events for the 2019-20 Season

All tickets are $15 unless noted otherwise.
Choate Rosemary Hall is pleased to offer all tickets at a reduced cost to promote art & community in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Sep 4 - Nov 16
Jeff Mueller: I Can Hear Your Heart
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Arts Center Gallery

Jeff Mueller, printmaker

GALLERY

Daily Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. when school is in session.

Artists' Reception: September 27, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jeff Mueller: I Can Hear Your Heart
Music Ensembles Concert
Colony Hall auditorium

FREE CONCERT

Featuring ensembles from Choate's Music Program: Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Festival and Chamber Choruses.

Music Ensembles Concert
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Family Concert!
Colony Hall auditorium
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Family Concert!
Nov 1 - 3
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Gelb Theater

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

STUDENT PRODUCTION

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything in this musical comedy, performed by Choate Rosemary Hall students. Directed by Tracy James.

General Admission: $15

Online ticket purchases are open up to 1 day prior to the performance. Please contact the Box Office at (203) 697-2398 for ticket availability closer to the performance time.

Performances:

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2 p.m.

This performance has been rated as PG-13 by the licensing company. Please be advised.

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Music Recital (voice, piano)
Colony Hall Recital Hall
Music Recital (voice, piano)
Nov 14 - 16
Clue: On Stage
Arts Center Main Stage

Clue: On Stage

STUDENT PRODUCTION

This Choate Rosemary Hall student production presents Clue: On Stage. Adapted from the 1985 Paramount motion picture, based on the classic Hasbro board game, this madcap comedy will keep you guessing until the final twist. Directed by Kate Doak.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

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All Ages: $15

Online ticket purchases are open up to 1 day prior to the performance. Please contact the Box Office at (203)697-2398 for ticket availability closer to the performance time.

Music Recital (instrumental)
Colony Hall Recital Hall
Music Recital (instrumental)
Music Faculty Concert
Colony Hall auditorium

FREE CONCERT

Featuring Choate's talented faculty musicians in a varied and delightful program.

Free and open to the public, with donations for the Music Lesson Scholarship Fund gratefully accepted.

Music Faculty Concert
Dec 3 - 19
Student Artwork Exhibition
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Gallery

GALLERY

Featuring student artwork from all visual arts classes, created during the fall term.

Daily Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. when school is in session.

This event is free and open to the public.

Student Artwork Exhibition

Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Annual Holiday Concert - Nutcracker Sweet
Colony Hall auditorium
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Annual Holiday Concert - Nutcracker Sweet
Songs of Refuge and Resistance, featuring Theo Bleckmann and The Westerlies
Colony Hall auditorium
Lessons and Carols
Chapel

FREE CONCERT

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is based on the service of scripture and song held in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. Readings from the Bible are interspersed with anthems sung by Choate choruses and the congregation in a spirit-filled celebration of the holiday season.


Lessons and Carols
Jan 13 - Feb 15
Jane Gustin, mixed media painter
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Gallery

GALLERY

Jane Gustin

Daily Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. when school is in session.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jane Gustin, mixed media painter
Gift-Passion-Purpose Project: The Journey of a Woman in the Arts and Beyond
Main Stage

Gift-Passion-Purpose Project: The Journey of a Woman in the Arts and Beyond

GUEST ARTISTS

"Dr. Tiffany Renée Jackson presents Gift-Passion-Purpose Project: The Journey of a Woman in the Arts and Beyond, a one-woman show based on her youth and adult life as a performer, fitness consultant/competitor, and educator. Dr. Jackson appeared on America's Got Talent as the opera singing bodybuilder, "Necessarydiva".

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Feb 6 - 7
Fringe Festival
Gelb
Choate Fringe Festival

STUDENT PRODUCTION

This annual performing arts festival features plays, films, songs, spoken word, and standup - all written, directed, produced and performed by Choate students. Produced by Kate Doak.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 | 9:00 p.m.

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Feb 13 - 15
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Main Stage
A Midsummer Night's Dream

STUDENT PRODUCTION

Love is love, in all its beauty and chaos, in this classic Shakespearean comedy, performed by students of Choate Rosemary Hall. Despite oppositional forces of the patriarchy of Athenian law, marital squabbles between fairy royalty, and even the interference of misguided magical potions, true love prevails. Directed by Tracy Ginder-Delventhal.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

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Music Recital (voice, piano)
Colony Hall Recital Hall
Music Recital (voice, piano)
Music Recital (instrumental)
Colony Hall Recital Hall
Music Recital (instrumental)
Instrumental Ensembles Concert
Colony Hall auditorium

FREE CONCERT

Featuring Choate's instrumental groups: Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.

Instrumental Ensembles Concert
Music Recital (chamber ensembles)
Colony Hall Recital Hall
Music Recital (chamber ensembles)
Choral Concert
Chapel

Choral Concert

Free Concert

Featuring Choate's Festival and Chamber Choruses

Choral Concert
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Happy 250th Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven
Colony Hall auditorium
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Happy 250th Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven
Mar 23 - Apr 24
Student Artwork Exhibition
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Gallery

GALLERY

Featuring student artwork from all visual arts classes, created during the fall term.

Daily Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. when school is in session.

This event is free and open to the public.

Student Artwork Exhibition
Mar 27 - 29
Dance Concert
Main Stage

FREE CONCERT

Choate Dance Concert

Featuring dancers from Choate's Dance Program in student and faculty choreography.

Dance Concert
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
Main Stage
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

GUEST ARTISTS

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company brings the artistry and virtuosity of American Ballet Theatre to the Paul Mellon Arts Center Main Stage with this mixed program of beloved classical excerpts and daring new works, performed by dancers on the verge of international careers.

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Annual Spring Concert - Hungarian Night
Colony Hall auditorium
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - Annual Spring Concert - Hungarian Night
Choral Concert
Chapel

FREE CONCERT

Featuring Choate's Festival and Chamber Choruses.

Choral Concert
Music Recital (voice, piano, organ)
Chapel
Music Recital (voice, piano, organ)
May 15 - 28
Arts Concentration Seniors' Exhibition
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Gallery

GALLERY

Showcasing the work of graduating visual artists from the Arts Concentration signature program.

Daily Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. when school is in session.

Artists' Reception: May 22, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Arts Concentration Seniors' Exhibition
Instrumental Ensembles Concert
Colony Hall auditorium

FREE CONCERT

Featuring Choate's instrumental groups: Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.

Instrumental Ensembles Concert
Music Recital (instrumental)
Colony Hall Recital Hall
Music Recital (instrumental)
May 21 - 23
DISASTER!
Main Stage
DISASTER!

STUDENT PRODUCTION

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70s take center stage in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. Directed by Deighna DeRiu.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 22, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

This performance has been rated as PG-13 by the licensing company. Please be advised.

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DISASTER!

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This year's student spring musical, DISASTER!, features music from the '70s. Directed by Deighna DeRiu.

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Composers' Concert
Colony Hall Recital Hall

FREE CONCERT

Featuring original compositions written by Choate Rosemary Hall music students, performed by a professional chamber ensemble.

Composers' Concert
Music Recital
Colony Hall Recital Hall

FREE CONCERT

Featuring student musicians in chamber and solo works.

Music Recital
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - July 2020 Pops!
Chapel lawn
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra - July 2020 Pops!