We are delighted to share four videos celebrating the warmer days of spring and summer with you

along with the chance to bid on a lovely Art Zorn original painting! 

The first video is Solaris’ virtual choir performance of one of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ spirited English folksong arrangements.  
Just as the Tide was Flowing 
tells the story of young sailor on leave in the month of May who meets and falls in love with a charming young lass….  Frolicking ensues!

The second video features a favorite track from Solaris’ 
Vivat Musica – Music is Life! CD.  
Slender Young Birch 
is an “enchanting carol of spring” by
Antonín Dvořák from his Songs of Nature set.

The third and fourth videos are selections from Solaris’ I Was Glad CD. 

The Blue Bird 
by Charles Villiers Stanford, depicts a vibrantly-colored blue bird effortlessly gliding across the sky on a perfect summer day.

The fourth video is Solaris’ recording of Robert De Cormier’s stirring arrangement 
Study War No More. 
This rousing closer which includes banjo and guitars along with our singers will have your foot a-tappin’ for sure!

We remain creative and adaptable and are actively working behind the scenes to offer you heart-warming online music selections while we wait to take the stage again. You can view all our videos on our YouTube channel.

Thank you for your support, through your gifts, your concert attendance, CD purchases, and your lovely comments.   We miss you and hope you are well in these unprecedented times. We will resume in 2021 when possible.


Before we go, we want to share Solaris’ recording of one of our favorite pieces – Joy Be With You All arranged by Douglas Wagner.  Here are a few of the lyrics from this very special piece…

We send this gentle song to you
With all our hearts and feelings true.
Let it sing to you where’er you go,
Endless blessings on your life bestow.

We all look forward to singing together again!  Till then, take good care of yourself and be well.

Solaris Vocal Ensemble, bringing light to great choral works that span the ages – through compelling

performances imbued with passion and musical artistry.


What our Audience members are saying:

  • Stunning, nuanced, and diverse program in a lovely quintessentially New England setting.  Waterbury 12/13/19  Gail Schwarz
  • The voices were lovely! So powerful, gently vulnerable, and enveloping. Stunning. Charlotte 12/14/19 Karen McKenny
  • I am stunned, simply stunned by the superb musical quality of the Solaris chorus. Burlington 12/15/19 Kristin Johnson
  • A warm conbination of talet and community. Thank you Solaris for this gift. This is my favorite concert on the year! This Shining Night Concert 2/08/2020 Ann Owen

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