About the Ridgefield Chorale

The Ridgefield Chorale, a popular music singing group whose 70+ members hail from Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York, is known for its vocal excellence. With a unique repertoire that ranges from Broadway to movie scores, from swing and Latin rhythms to contemporary gospel and spirituals, the Chorale delivers two major concerts a year.  

Click to listen to us:  The Drinking Gourd    Sunday  (recordings licensed from Harry Fox Agency)  

Click to watch us perform:  Sunrise Mass  (permission granted by composer Ola Gjeilo)

While no auditions are necessary to join the Chorale, many of the singers are seasoned musicians; others just love to sing, and everyone derives enormous pleasure performing. Members benefit from Director Daniela Sikora's inspiring rehearsals and extraordinary talents as a music educator. Her practice MP3s, customized by voice part, help members master the music. During rehearsals, we learn how to breathe and blend, how to perfect rhythms and how to interpret the music. And, we have a good time!

Through our Chorale connections, we channel our passion for singing to lift spirits and provide hope through song. As a not-for-profit vocal group, we are a community resource, performing at a variety of events throughout the year. As individuals, we volunteer our time and talents at many organizations and associations in Ridgefield and beyond. Chorale members are a passionate bunch – passionate about what we do and how our volunteerism can make a difference in peoples' lives.

How To Join

If you love to sing and you value an artistic outlet in your busy life, you may want to attend rehearsal and see for yourself: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT. We typically rehearse August through May. For more information, send an email to info@ridgefieldchorale.org or call toll free, 1-877-815-5635.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS ***

Ridgefield Chorale represents Connecticut at Historic event in Washington DC.

On Saturday, June 14, Flag Day, The Ridgefield Chorale performed in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Raise It Up! Anthem for America” concert presented by The Smithsonian Institution, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chorus America, U.S. Air Force Band, and Classical Movements. The event celebrated the 200th anniversary of the writing of the lyrics of  "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key.  

The concert was performed by a massed choir of 450 singers representing 45 States, and featured guest conductors Francisco Nuñez, Eric Whitacre and Colonel Lang of the U.S. Air Force Band.  The Ridgefield Chorale was the only group invited to represent Connecticut in this historic event. Eighteen members of the Chorale performed at the concert, which took place in front of the Smithsonian’s National American History Museum on the National Mall.  

The concert featured a patriotic repertoire: in addition to "The Star Spangled Banner", the massed choir sang “God Bless America,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and “America the Beautiful.”