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’ 2015-16 season! The variety of music will please you, yet you’ll discover a special element that unifies this year’s performances. Our choir is honored to be the recipient of a precious memorial gift, a Klop positiv organ used to accompany the singing of 16th to 19th century classical compositions. The organ was built for St. Charles Singers in the Netherlands during the past year. It has recently arrived and will be featured in each of the 2015-16 season concerts. We can’t wait for you to hear St. Charles Singers accompanied by this remarkable instrument!
The Season will include three performance projects:
This is Our Joy opens the season with Mozart Journey X. Compositions by Johann Ludwig Bach (cousin of JS Bach), Orlando Gibbons and Mexican composer Manuel de Zumaya have been specifically chosen by Music Director Jeff Hunt to compliment the music of Mozart.
Das ist meine Freude....Johann Ludwig Bach
My Shepherd is the Living Lord….Thomas Tomkins
Miserere, K85….W.A. Mozart
Te Deum Laudamus K 141….W.A.Mozart
Nunc Dimitis….Philip Moore
Set Down Servant….Stacy Gibbs
Missa, K167....W. A. Mozart
Friday, 12-4-15, 7:30 pm, Baker Memorial Church, St. Charles, IL
Saturday, 12- 5- 15, 7:30 pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Sunday, 12-6-15, 3 pm, Baker Memorial Church, St. Charles, IL
Magnificat in D Major….Johann Pachelbel
This is the record of John.…Orlando Gibbons
Alma Redemptoris….Thomás Luis de Victoria
In Dulci Jubilo….Robert Pearsall
Sing Lullaby….Herbert Howells
Ríu, Ríu, Chíu….Mateo Flecha arr. Richard Bjella
Lullaby, O Lullaby! ….Gerald Finzi
O Magnum Mysterium….Morten Lauridsen
Run Shepherds Run.…Jonathan Dove
Masters in this Hall.…arr. Robert Shaw and Alice Parker
The Ditchling Carol.…William Robert Spencer
There is a flower….John Rutter
Fum, Fum, Fum….arr. Carolyn Jennings
The Rose/Lo How a rose….arr. Craig Hella Johnson
In the Bleak Midwinter.…Gustav Holst
O little Town of Bethlehem….arr. Matthew Collowton
Carol of the Bells….Traditional Ukranian Carol
Jingle Bells.…arr. Jeremy Langford
Santa Claus is coming to town.…arr. Paul Ayers
Silent Night.…arr David Wilcocks, Robert Boyd
Saturday, 4-16-16, 7:30 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, IL
Sunday, 4-17-16, 3:00pom Baker Memorial Church in St. Charles, IL.
Choral Eclectic will be a delightfully diverse concert. Composers Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Heitor Villa-Lobos are featured in an evening of music that moves from sacred to festive and highlights the choir’s love of acapella singing.
Mille regrets…Josquin Des Pres
Musica, Dei donum optimi…Orlandus Lassus
Spem in Alium…Thomas Tallis
Si Ch’io vorrei Morire…Claudio Monteverdi
Dona Nobis Pacem…J.S.Bach
Locus Iste…Anton Bruckner
Bendita Sabedoria…Heitor Villa-Lobos
Hymn a la vierge…Paul Villette
The Deer’s Cry…Arvo Párt
Oculi Omnium…Bob Chilcott
Great God Almighty…Stacy Gibbs
Let the River Run….arr. Craig Hella Johnson
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 concert After Party, an exclusive lunch with Music Director Jeff Hunt and a tax deductible donation for which you will be recognized.
Singing is our joy. You are our inspiration. We look forward to celebrating our 32nd year of music making!