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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Welcome to our 2023-24 season!

Dear Friends of St. Charles Singers: 

After an amazing summer tour to Spain and Portugal, it is an exciting time for St. Charles Singers. The choir was incredibly well received, and the opportunities for building strength and connection as an ensemble and organization were fantastic. We hope to bring that energy into our upcoming season.

Our 2023-24 season speaks to great music and meaningful collaborations.  We begin in October with the music of J.S Bach, William Byrd, Charles Stanford, Algirdas Martinaitis, Ivo Antognini, John Taverner, and others in an exciting concert exploring vocal polyphony. Our December Candlelight Carols will feature a collaboration with the Millar Brass Ensemble in a holiday program of festive music.  

In February, we will collaborate with six high school choirs in our first “Connections” concert in which we’ll share music in two creative programs. And finally, in April, we welcome spring and the beginning of our 40th anniversary year with music of Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Eriks Esenvalds, Morten Lauridsen, George Shearing and Charles Forsberg. We will also include a set of folk songs from our recording Bushes and Briars.  We are very excited also to feature a new work written by our longtime friend John Rutter—what a celebration it will be!

We hope to see you at all of our concerts as we enter our 40th year of music- making.

Jeff Hunt
Founder and Music Director
St. Charles Singers

Concert dates and details

Welcome Bach!

Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Charles

We’ll launch our 40th season with a profusion of polyphony, including two J.S. Bach motets, and music by Ivo Antognini, Algirdas Martinaitis, Charles Villiers Stanford, Judith Weir, and more. Musical guests will include cellist Craig Trompeter, founder and artistic director of the Haymarket Opera Company, and double bassist Jerry Fuller, director of Ars Antigua. 

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I have been privileged to direct Jeff Hunt’s choir on a number of fondly-remembered occasions over the years, and it is like being allowed to drive someone else’s finely-tuned Rolls-Royce (or whatever is your favorite luxury car). They purr along effortlessly at high speed, negotiate the awkward corners with ease, make you feel like a better driver-and you don’t even have to fill them up with fuel.

—John Rutter

The Mission of St. Charles Singers

To perform, promote and preserve the finest choral music to inspire diverse audiences regionally, nationally and internationally.

St. Charles Singers does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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

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