Sanctuary Performing Arts was created to significantly increase performing arts options in Hebron Town Center as the town seeks to develop the village and community feel in the center of town. While the town center project conducts concerts during the summer, Sanctuary Performing Arts provides concerts during the program year September-May. All performances are held at the historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in the Heart of Hebron Village. As the oldest standing place of worship that will be 200 years old in 2026 it was built specifically with perfect acoustics for both music and the spoken word. We have engaged artists of high caliber who also reflect culturally diverse populations of artists in the area and perform a broad range of diverse music. Artistic Director Andrey Stolyarov is helping lead us in this 2023 inaugural season. Here are a list of current concerts planned for 2023.
February 12, 2:30 p.m. Be My Valentine with concert Artist Jason Castonguay
As the first CT Idol winner for American Idol Program Jason is a consummate entertainer bringing both heart and skill to his art. This is the perfect first concert to launch our 2023 Season. A reception will follow.
March 18, 7:00p.m. Contemporary Ukrainian Composers featuring the Cuatro Puntos Ensemble with music by Frolyk, Krovechenko, Lynstoshynnsky, Lysenko, Smirnova, Tikhanovska
Cuatro Puntos Ensemble based in Hartford for 10 years has been dedicated to intercultural dialogue through the writing, performance, and teaching of music. Cuatro Puntos Ensemble collaborates with local, national, and international guest artists to produce genre-defying and culturally significant concert programing and album recordings. Come and end your first day at Hebron’s Maple Fest by attending this concert that will provide a window into the music and heart of the Ukrainian people.
April 30, 3:00p.m. Take Note Accapella Ensemble Concert to Benefit AHM Youth and Family Services
Take Note! is a dedicated group of singers, from all walks of life, who live and work in eastern Connecticut. In our free time, we perform a cappella concerts, free of charge, for the benefit of others. Take Note! is a very tightly-knit and caring family. We strive to support one another, as we strive to support our communities. With our current 20+ members, we produce a balanced, polished sound. However, we occasionally need to add to our ensemble. AHM Youth and Family Services provides a range of supportive services to families and youth. The funds raised will go directly to support a range of mental health programs for a growing number of youth in need of services following the COVID pandemic.
May and November TBD Hebron Community Chorus
Begun in 2022 the Hebron Community Chorus was founded to provide a local experience for singers in the Hebron area. Andrey Stolyarov, composer, musician and conductor leads the chorus which is part of the Hebron Town Center Project. They held their first concert at St. Peter’s in the Spring of 2022 and their fall concert in November. A spring concert is planned for May with a date to be determined. A fall concert 2023 will also be held as part of the series.
September TBD Presently we are looking at various groups to perform at our first fall concert.
October 8, 3:00p.m. The Choir School of Hartford
The Choir School of Hartford, a vibrant and diverse community of dedicated singers between the ages of eight and eighteen. As a highly regarded choral program in New England, The Choir School of Hartford provides educational and performance opportunities for children/youth in order to develop excellent musicianship as well as life skills, so they may be enriched with confidence, creativity, and community-driven leadership. Music Director Michelle Horsley leads the ensemble that provides music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford and has performed in other locations in the Greater Hartford Area.
December TBD Voices of Concinity
St. Peter’s resident choral ensemble will host its third holiday concert in the Church. Voices of Concinnity is a 12-voice professional vocal ensemble of dedicated, seasoned choral artists from diverse backgrounds who strive to cultivate the art of chamber ensemble singing in Connecticut, directed by Sarah Kaufold.