The Danbury Concert Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble that performs a variety of choral masterworks including an annual Messiah performed with members of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm.
Danbury Music Centre Membership at the Ensemble Level of $150 is required.
Please pay online below or by check to Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Please call the DMC at 203-748-1716 with any questions.
Dr. Jason Thoms, Music Director & Conductor
Jason Thoms is the Director of Choral Activities, Music Area Director, and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Concordia College-New York. At Concordia he directs the Women’s Chorale, Men’s Glee, Tour Choir and Chamber Choir. His choirs have toured 49 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and Germany. He is a published composer through GIA Music, and frequently writes, transcribes and arranges music for choirs and instrumental ensembles. Jason is also a professional bass-baritone chorister and soloist who has sung with multiple professional ensembles including the Tennessee Chamber Choir, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Bard Festival Chorus, Yale Choral Artists, Collegiate Chorale, and the Spire Chamber Ensemble
Max Vladimiroff, Accompanist, Marcia Klebanow Accompanist Chair
Max Vladimiroff is a graduate of the Gnessin College of Music in Moscow where he studied piano and improvisation. He obtained his MFA in music composition from the University of California, Irvine, and later studied in New York with composer Philip Lasser. His works have won several prizes, including the Musica Domani International Composition Prize, the Longfellow Chorus Award of Distinction, the Keene State College Department of Music Call for Scores and the National Association of Composers USA Young Composers’ Competition. Vladimiroff lives and works in Brookfield, Connecticut.
Richard Price, Music Director Emeritus
Richard Price was Music Director and Conductor of the Danbury Concert Chorus from 2002 to 2010, when he was named Music Director Emeritus. He is president of Candlewood Digital, called by Fanfare Magazine “one of the most respected classical recording firms in the industry.” As a producer/engineer he has over 1000 commercial CDs to his credit over 24 years, and has produced recordings for many major artists, including an ongoing series of recordings with the London Philharmonic. His work has been honored with three Grammy nominations and one Grammy award. Prior to entering the recording field, he had a 15-year career as a professional French horn player, serving as solo horn in the orchestras of Broadway shows, and as a baritone soloist with numerous choral and church groups in the NY/CT area. He is also a nationally known arranger, with performances by the Toronto, Dallas, Seattle, and Detroit Symphonies, Westminster Choir College, Pro Arte Singers, Canadian Brass, Philadelphia Orchestra Brass, New York Philharmonic Brass, and many others. He is an alumnus of The University of Michigan, The Juilliard School, and the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Advanced Conducting Study. He lives on Candlewood Isle with his wife, composer Meg Bowles, and their daughter, Hannah.