Welcome to our 2012/2013 season of music making. We look forward to bringing you exciting concerts and hope you are able to attend as many as possible.
We will be presenting two Mozart concerts and, after this season, we will have completed six of the seventeen planned for the Journey. Our September Mozart, “Magnificent Mozart” provides the most diversity of any of our concerts to date. It will feature a mass setting, unaccompanied music, a choral motet, solo motet, K109 (Litaniae Lauretanae BMV)--the shortest of his four litanies, his festive and powerful Dixit et Magnificat and K251, a wonderful instrumental divertimento for oboe, 2 horns and strings.
In December, we will unveil another installment of our popular Candlelight Carols. I am very excited about the program I have selected. The carols are wonderful and the settings, perhaps the most diverse yet. Your ears will be treated to a variety of colors. Many surprises are in store for you at this concert and you won’t want to miss it. Tickets for these concerts sell out early, so order yours now.
In addition to our performances in St. Charles, we are pleased to present Candlelight Carols for the first time to our Chicago audience. The concert will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church on north Michigan Avenue.
In March we return to the music of Mozart. With concerts at College Church, Wheaton and St. Vincent DePaul Church, Chicago, (two new venues for us), we present “Royal Mozart”. You’ll be treated to Mozart’s popular Coronation Mass K317 and his rarely performed choral gem, Litaniae Lauretanae K195. The concert will also feature his Cassation K99 for 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings. The music is stunning and radiant.
Aside from these concerts, we will be performing live on WFMT radio (FM98.7) on Monday, March 4th 2013 at 7:00 p.m. In July 2013 we extend our educational outreach program with the 3rd Annual “Sing” workshop for teens. This past July was remarkable as we hosted 50+ teenage singers from over 20 high schools for a day of singing, learning and having fun. (You can hear two of their final numbers if you click here).
We are pleased and proud to be able to present music in what is now our 29th year. We value you, our patrons more than ever. Connecting with you, helping to enrich your lives by presenting great choral music, and being relevant to the community we serve is part of our mission and vision. Please feel free to contact me at anytime to let us know how we are doing and if there is anything we can do to serve you better!
Hope to see you in September!
Music Director and Conductor