MOZART JOURNEY XVI
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
307 Cedar Avenue, St. Charles, IL
Saturday, April 9 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 10 3:00 pm
Pre concert Chat hosted by
Wheaton College Professor of Music Dr, Jonathan Saylor
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Pre-concert  Chats are free of charge, and are 1/2 hour in length

 

PROGRAM
Tantum Ergo K197    (1772)                                                                     (duration 4 minutes)
Missa Brevis in G Major K 140 (1773)                                                    (duration 16 minutes)
Soprano, Meredith Taylor Mollica, Alto, Debra Wilder, Tenor, Stephen Mollica, Bass, Antonio Quaranta
     Kyrie
     Gloria
     Credo
     Sanctus
     Benedictus
     Agnus Dei
Intermission
Zwei deutsche Kirchenlieder, Two Sacred Songs K343 (1779)               (duration 4 minutes)
     O Gotteslamm
     Als aus Ägypten Israel
Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano
Missa Solemnis in c minor K 139 (1769)                                                 (duration 42 minutes)
Soprano, Michelle Areyzaga, Alto, Margaret Fox, Tenor, Bryan Kunstman, Bass, Douglas Peters
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Words from Maestro Jeff Hunt  “Many things make this program interesting: K 140 is pastoral, with melodies reminiscent of Austrian folk songs.  K139 is regal and majestic. The 2 sacred songs are simple and charming and the Tantum Ergo, like the missa solemnis,  presents a more celebratory sound.  For quite some time, K 140 and K 197 were not considered works by Mozart but today, they are mostly regarded as authentic Mozart compositions.”

 

Protecting Your Health: Our choir will follow the State of Illinois COVID guidelines that are in place at the time of each of the season’s performances. As of this writing, masks will be required both for singers and our audience at the April 9 & 10, 2022 performances.  We assure you that each member of the choir who will be singing, as well as our staff, are fully vaccinated, and vaccine cards have been checked.  Currently we have no plans to require our audience to show proof of vaccination, but we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated and boosted, to wait and join us at a future performance.

 

THE MISSION of St. Charles Singers is to perform, promote and preserve the finest choral music to inspire diverse audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Thank you for your belief in our mission and for your support of our choir. 

 

IN MEMORIAM – St. Charles Singers expresses our sympathy for the recent passing of Sterling Mische of DeKalb, and our appreciation for the gifts that have been made in his memory.  

St. Charles Singers’ Klop positiv organ was given in memory of Gloria and Jim Seymour by their son and his wife, Burch and Diana Seymour.

Thanks to Elizabeth and Carl Safanda, whose generous gift in loving memory of their son Ben, helped make possible the cd release of American Reflections.

St. Charles Singers expresses grateful appreciation for donations received to honor the memory of Sterling E. Ainsworth, Inara Baldwin, Vida Bardsley, Alan Berg, Donna Blomquist, Virgil V. & Erma S. Bogert, Robert Bourne, Charles Brown, Herman Cook, Eva Lauraine Cunningham, Thomas Dickens, Gamgee Dripps, Linda Goodwin, Roberta Gerbrecht Grayson, Diane Herr, Ralph Gordon Hinners, Doris Hunt, Max Hunt, Ronald Koeppl, Thomas Matthews, Sterling Mische, Patricia Murray, Guntis Ore, Randy Schmidt, John Schnier, Dorothy Smith, Janet W. Safanda, Roy Safanda, Randy Wilke and Charles Yang.

 Thanks to our Sponsors and Grantors

                                    St. Charles Singers performances are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  

DeKalb County Community Foundation
First State Bank

Email us at execdir@stcharlessingers.com or send mail to the choir at

St. Charles Singers

311 N. Second St, #201B

St. Charles, IL  60174