President’s Message

Our 2023-24 Season

Dear Friends,

Our 54th Season of the Norfolk Chamber Consort recently came to a close with an extraordinary concert, “The Game of Pairs.” It was an absolute delight to experience the blend of pairs of excellent composers and musicians accompanied by a chamber ensemble.

As we eagerly look forward to the future, we are thrilled to announce that our upcoming 55th season is just around the corner! It is truly remarkable to think that we have been presenting unique programs of live chamber music to Hampton Roads for over five decades. This milestone is a testament to our shared love for this art form and our incredible community of music enthusiasts.

Our artistic directors have outdone themselves in curating an exceptional lineup for the season ahead. Prepare to be captivated by the finest music from both old and new composers, expertly performed by world-class musicians with the extraordinary ability to breathe life into every note they play.

One of the season’s highlights will be a program dedicated to Haydn. Through this performance, we will explore the transformation of his style, which paved the way for the emergence of luminaries such as Mozart and Beethoven, among others. Following this, we have captivating programs lined up featuring the works of Poulenc, Stravinsky, and Smetana, guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

The culmination of this historic season will be our 55th-anniversary celebration program. It will be an unforgettable evening filled with the most memorable pieces from the past five years, reminding us of the incredible musical journey we have embarked upon together.

We kindly ask for your continued support in ensuring the success of the Norfolk Chamber Consort. Your donations are instrumental in bringing these exquisite concerts to life, and you can easily contribute by clicking on the “Donate” tab on our website. We deeply appreciate your generosity and assure you that your tax-deductible gifts play a vital role in supporting our talented artists who are dedicated to sharing this great music with all of us.

If you are passionate about our mission and would like to take a more active role, we invite you to consider becoming a member of our board of directors. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any board member for further information – your involvement will be greatly valued.

With tremendous enthusiasm, we eagerly await the arrival of the upcoming season and the opportunity to see all of you there! Let us join together once again as we celebrate the power of music and the joy it brings to our lives.

Wishing you all the very best,

Jake A. “Kell” Keller