St Charles Singers is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the Community Foundation of Fox River Valley. Read the press release here.
See videos from the final performances of Sing! as well as the Mozart Journey here.
Annual scholarship awards were made to area high school students furthering their interests in music while at college. More Info.
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We finish our 30th anniversary season May 17th & 18th when we welcome guest conductor Philip Moore, former Organist, and Master of the Music at York Minster, in a program of English sacred and secular choral works. St Charles Singers will be performing at a new venue for the Saturday night concert when we sing at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. Sunday's music will fill the vaulted ceiling at beautiful Baker Memorial Methodist Church in St. Charles.
Eager concert-goers braved near-zero temps on January 27th and 28th to come hear St Charles Singers (along with Metropolis Chamber Orchestra) in a Mozart Journey #8 "Mozart for the Masses". Listeners heard the choir perform the last two Missas of the Journey (K258 and K259, both in C Major). Anima Young Singers, under the direction of Emily Ellsworth, delighted the audience with three selections including Papagena! Papagena! from The Magic Flute, Laudate Pueri Dominum, a lovely gem from dear friend of Mozart, Johann Michael Haydn, and finishing with a joint presentation (along with a contingent of sopranos and tenors from St Charles Singers) of Mozart's rarely heard Kyrie (K89) sung as a 5-part round.
The 30th anniversary began with our opening concert, Luminescence, featuring works of Mozart, Lauridsen, Wood, MacMillan, Harris and Runestad, as well as special appearances by Men's Schola of St Vincent de Paul singing solemn vespers and antiphons.
We finished the 2013 calendar year with Candlelight Carols! St Charles Singers sang to record-breaking crowds and especially enjoyed our second Christmas visit to Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Cheering crowds now only welcomed the Singers, but also the astounding work of acclaimed guitarist Goran Ivanovic, our guest artist.
The passion and mission of St Charles Singers continues to be the performance, promotion, and preservation of the finest choral music. Whether it be Medieval chant, Mozart’s chamber music, or the latest from living composers, we are committed to providing an opportunity for you, your friends, and your family to experience the wonder and grace of that music. Read more...
"Magnificent! No other words will do!
- Mozart Journey IV patron
"St Charles Singers are certainly a gift to our community."
- Teenage Mozart patron
"Recently heard on WFMT that musicians are BEARERS of the BEAUTIFUL.
You had my complete attention with your first lovely notes – it was a beautiful concert.
I thank you for your talents, years of study and the bringing of sublime joy."
- A new patron commenting on Candlelight Carols 2013 -
Here are some samples of pieces from prior Mozart Journey concerts: