Here the story behind the Mozart Journey idea from Jeff Hunt,
Jonathan Saylor, Kay Kendall, and Robert Boyd.
We are eager to share our joy of singing with you during St. Charles Singers’ 2016-17 season!
Season subscribers will enjoy a 20% discount as our way to thank you for your loyal support. Subscriber tickets must be purchased by September 10, 2015. An order form and reply envelope are enclosed. Subscriber information is on one side, or flip it to order individual tickets. (Single ticket orders don’t include the 20% discount.)
A Friend of the Choir package includes a ticket to every performance, an invitation to our June Bon Voyage party, an exclusive lunch with Music Director Jeff Hunt and a tax deductible donation for which you will be recognized.
The Season will include three concerts:
Mozart Journey XI: Mannheim and Beyond
Saturday, 10-15-16, 7:30 pm, Baker Church, St. Charles
Sunday, 10-16-16, 4:00 pm, St. Mary Church, 397 Fulton Street, Elgin
The Mozart Journey continues with step #11 in our undertaking to perform and record the complete known collection of Mozart’s sacred choral compositions. We will sing Kyrie in E flat major, K. 322, a short piece composed in 1778 during Mozart’s “Mannheim years”; Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K. 243 composed in Salzburg for four voices, chorus and orchestra and Missa in C major, K.337, a more mature work from 1780.
*A pre-concert lecture, conducted by Wheaton College Professor of Music Jonathan Saylor, begins an hour before each Mozart performance.
Friday, 12-02-16, 7:30 pm, Baker Memorial Church, St. Charles, IL
Saturday, 12- 03- 16, 7:30 pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Sunday, 12-04-16, 3 pm, Baker Memorial Church, St. Charles, IL
Candlelight Carols, St. Charles Singers’ Yuletide welcome to the holiday season, is traditionally a“sell-out” at our home venue, Baker Church in St. Charles. Subscribers enjoy the security of having tickets in hand and will also appreciate the 20% discounted price that is a perk of subscribing.
Saturday, June 03, 2017, 7:30 pm, Baker Memorial Church, St. Charles, IL
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 3:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, IL
St. Charles Singers presents this sampling of American songs that speak to the soul. The music includes Walden Pond by Dominick Argento and works of other great American
composers; Randall Thompson, Robert Shaw, Alice Parker, Jake Runestad, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre and many others.
The program will be performed on tour in the UK beginning June 13 with concerts at St. James Piccadilly, London; Windsor Parish Church; Great St. Mary’s Church; Lincoln Cathedral; Ripon Cathedral and Durham Cathedral. For information about the tour contact our office, 630.513.5272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singing is our joy. You are our inspiration. We look forward to celebrating our 32nd year of music making!