The in-studio recording session for the making of “ela” at Skywalker Sound Studios in Nicasio, CA. Photo Credit: Contibuted.

Concordia Chamber Players Announces the World Premiere Release of 'ELA'

Concordia Chamber Players releases anticipated World Premiere Album and officially announces the organization's 2023-2024 concert season line-up.


(SOLEBURY, PA) – Recently, Concordia Chamber Players announced the world premiere release of “ela,” a recording featuring the music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Louise Farrenc, and Amy Beach. Last week, patrons and chamber music fans gathered at Cradle Valley Farm in Solebury, PA, to experience a live music performance of hand-picked selections by female composers, followed by an intimate celebration for the launch of Ela with donors, patrons, and musicians.

“We are thrilled to share an inspired project of Concordia Chamber Players with these three remarkable female composers: Ellen Zwilich, Louise Farrenc, and Amy Beach, who took center stage for the album’s creation. We call it simply “ela” for Ellen, Louise, and Amy. John Novacek, Miho Saegusa, Ayane Kozasa, all three artists, along with Tony Manzo, were my wonderful accomplices,” – stated Michelle Dojokic – Musical Director.

Live recording of “ela”.  Photo Credit: Contributed.

The creation of “Ela” was guided by the spot-on inspiration and encouragement of Grammy Award-winning producer two years running  Judith Sherman (2022, 2023). Ela’s engineer was Leslie Anne Jones, who has garnered numerous Grammy Awards ( 2020, 2021, 2022). Dojokic continues, stating: “To take this on in the iconic Skywalker Sound Studios in Nicasio, CA, was a dream come true.” 

The new Ela CDs are on sale at all Concordia Chamber Player concerts, where the official 2023-2024 concert dates were announced today, (Wednesday, September 27th), at Siren Records in Doylestown, PA, and on the nonprofit organization’s website. Ela will also be available streaming on Apple Music, Amazon & YouTube Music.

Pictured Above (R): Michelle Dojokic, the Artistic Director of Concordia Chamber Players.  Photo Credit: Contibuted.

Live recording of “ela”.  Photo Credit: Contributed.

Newly Announced Concordia Chamber Players Concert Schedule:


November 12, 2023 

-Vignettes (for piano, violin, and cello) – William Grant Still
-Sonata Dramatique ‘Titus et Bérénice’ – Rita Strohl
-Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 – Gabriel Fauré

Free Open Rehearsal: 
Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 3:30 – 4:45pm 
Pearl Buck Room, Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown PA

February 4, 2024
The Wolfgang

-Elegy (for solo viola) – Igor Stravinsky
-3 Madrigals, H.313 (for violin and viola) – Bohuslav Martinů
-Divertimento in E-flat Major, KV 563 – Wolfgang A. Mozart

Free Open Rehearsal: 
Saturday, February 3, 2024 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45
Rago Gallery, Lambertville NJ

April 7, 2024
Thirty Thousand Days

-Phantasy Quartet (for string quartet) – Imogen Holst
-Thirty Thousand Days (for clarinet and string quartet) – Chris Rogerson
-String Quartet, Opus 27 – Edvard Grieg

Free Open Rehearsal: 
Saturday April 6, 2024   3:30 pm 
Phillips’ Mill Community Assoc., New Hope PA

More information, visit the Concordia Chamber Players website.

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