Fall 2011

"Requiem in D Minor, Opus 48, by Gabriel Fauré."

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, Sycamore, Illinois

Our director, Jennifer Whiting conducted this beautiful Requiem Mass. Dr. William Crosbie accompanied the 43-voice chorus on the Berghaus pipe organ. Soloists were Dr. Orna Arania, soprano, and Julian Rojas, baritone.

Jennifer Whiting provided a free, pre-concert lecture, "Text Painting in Fauré's Requiem."

The chorus performed additional pieces by Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Rutter. Dr. Crosbie presented Sowerby's Prelude on Song 46.Dr. Arania sung Mozart's Laudamus te (allegro aperto), from the Great Mass in C Minor.

This concert was supported in part by a generous grant from the DeKalb County Committee Foundation, as well as the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency); cosponsored by the NIU Community School of the Arts.

Spring 2012

"Opera Choruses"

Sunday, May 6, 2012 3:00 PM
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois

Prayer, from Moïse et Pharaon Gioachino Rossini

Chorus of Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi

Chorus of Enchanted Islanders from Alcina Georg Friedrich Händel

Bell Chorus from Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo

Habanera from Carmen Georges Bizet

Soldiers' Chorus from Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi

Witch's Chorus from Macbeth Giuseppe Verdi

Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin Richard Wagner