"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.

My old Friend Philip Moore, for many years organist of York Minister here in the UK, is going to be in the driving seat this time, and I can promise the audience a marvelous ride, with a lovely programme of English music, including lots of my favourites and some little-known gems too. Don't miss it!"

– John Rutter

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Here the story behind the Mozart Journey idea from Jeff Hunt,
Jonathan Saylor, Kay Kendall, and Robert Boyd. 

Mozart Journey VI from St Charles Singers on Vimeo.

 

Our 30th Anniversary Season

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Bouquet of Voices*

*Please note that the details of this concert have changed:

 

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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014  7:30pm,   Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
Sunday, May 18, 2014    4:00pm,    Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St Charles

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Program

Lord, thou hast been our refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams (choir/brass)
Beati Quorum Via - Charles Stanford
Verleigh uns Freiden - Felix Mendelssohn
Miserere Nostri - Thomas Tallis
Solve, iubente Deo - William Bryd
Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Edward Bairstow
Brass selections to be determined
Magnificat - Herbert Howells

 Intermission

Lay a garland - Robert Pearsall
The dark eyed Sailor - Ralph Vaughan Williams
The evening Primrose - Benjamin Britten
Flower of Beauty - John Clements
The turtle dove - Ralph Vaughan Williams
I love my love - Gustav Holst
Dashing away with the smoothing iron - John Rutter
You are the new day - arr. Peter Knight

At the round earth’s imagined corners - music by Philip Moore, text by John Donne
                Organ/Brass/Percussion/Choir  (US Premier)

 

Mozart VII - Luminesence

Featuring special Guest Artist: Men's Scholas from St. Vincent de Paul, Chicago

Saturday, October 5,  7:30pm,   Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St Charles
Sunday, October 6,   4:00pm,  St Michael Church, Wheaton

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Hosanna in G 
K223 - Mozart

Missa Brevis in D minor  K65 - Mozart
I Will Lift Mine Eyes - Jake Runestad
Bring us, O Lord God-Willam Harris
O Radiant Dawn - James MacMillan
O Nata Lux-Morten Lauridsen
Hail Gladenning light- Charles Wood

Intermission

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore in C   K339
featuring antiphons by Men's Schola of St. Vincent de Paul, Chicago

 

Candlelight Carols

We welcome acclaimed guitarist Goran Ivanovic as our guest artist.

Friday, December 6,  7:30pm,   4th Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Saturday, December 7,  7:30pm,   Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St Charles
Sunday, December 8,   3:00pm,  Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St Charles

 

Mozart for the Masses

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with special guest artists, Anima.

Saturday, January 25, 2014,   7:30pm, St Vincent de Paul Church, Chicago
Sunday, January 26th, 2014   3:00pm, >Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St Charles

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Missa Brevis in C (Spaurmesse) K258 - Mozart
Missa Brevis in C (Orgelsolo Messe)  K259-Mozart
Kyrie in G    K89 - Mozart
Regina Coeli in B flat   K127 - Mozart
Laudate Pueri Dominum - Johann Michael Haydn
Papagena/Papageno duet from Mozart's The Magic Flute

 

 

 

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