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.
Founder and Music Director
St. Charles Singers