About Us

The Enfield Community Chorus (ECC) has been making music and having fun since 1976!  The group is comprised of sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses.  Juliane LaRocca directs the group, and the talented Jonathan O’Brien is our accompanist.

Joyce Young is the President of the ECC and welcomes your questions or comments at jyoung40@cox.net.

Our History

The Enfield Community Chorus found its beginnings in 1976 when Alice Allen and Joyce Young collaborated on a musical, “200 Years of American Music” to present as part of Enfield’s bicentennial celebration.  Brad Davis, of radio and TV fame, was the narrator.  Sixty singers culled from local choirs joined together and enjoyed the experience so much that the group has continued to present annual Christmas concerts and, for a time, Easter concerts as well.  Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, the group averages about 55 members and presents a free Christmas concert at the Hazardville United Methodist Church on the first full weekend of December each year.

Ms. Juliane LaRocca made her debut as director during the highly successful 2012 season.  Others who have made important contributions are Mrs. Allen, who retired as director after serving for 20 years, and Mrs. Ginny Davis has just retired after over 10 years as director.  Mrs. Beryl Comparetto, Mrs. Judi Sedor, Ms. Nancy Davis, Mrs. Jane LaRocca, and Juliane LaRocca have served as accompanists for the group.  Mrs. Young has served as President of the Board of Directors since 1996.

Three members of the original group are still singing with the group:  Barbara Sackett, Cindy Violette, and Joyce Young.

During its 40 years, the chorus has performed at other churches, the maximum security prison in Enfield/Somers, the 125th anniversary celebration of the building of Hazardville United Methodist Church, and at the Town of Enfield’s 2000 millennium celebration.

The group has expanded beyond town lines and has members from Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks, East Windsor, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Vernon, and Windsor.   The current age range of chorus members runs from 16 to 80+ years old.

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