Walter Payton College Prep1034 North Wells, Chicago
Please join the Chicago Artists Chorale for in other words, the final choral program of their third season. The concert will feature innovative and daring repertoire that has one thing in common: There are no lyrics.
In an evening of music by contemporary composers including Greg Jasperse, Bobby McFerrin, Kerry Marsh, and Oscar Escalada, the Chicago Artists Chorale will explore the powerful versatility of the human voice.
Covering a wide range of styles and genres, in other words is devoted to the idea that music communicates something even when language is absent. The sounds themselves will not inherently carry any meaning. It is up to you, the audience, to interpret and find meaning in the song—or to choose not to.
Tom Vendafreddo, conductor
Devin DeSantis, conductor
Vijay Tellis-Nayak, piano
Jed Feder, percussion
St. Vincent de Paul Church1010 Webster Ave, Chicago 60614
SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHT will feature a diverse collection of choral music spanning from the late Romantic period through the 21st century. From the rich beautiful harmony of Brahms' O schöne Nacht to the stunning a cappella music of contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, the program will explore both sacred and secular texts.
The Chicago Artists Ensemble will perform a tender set of songs by famed modern composer Eric Whitacre. The Chorale will also present songs accompanied by the magnificent Lyon and Healy Pipe Organ at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. The program will culminate with Charles Stanford's Nunc dimittis, featuring Chicago's own Larry Adams as the bass soloist.
The Nettelhorst School3252 N Broadway, Chicago
THE FROST VARIATIONS will feature Frostiana: Seven Country Songs, composed in 1959 by famed composer Randall Thompson. The piece richly musicalizes the poetry of Robert Frost and has become a celebrated set of choral songs. The Chicago Artists Ensemble will honor Randall Thompson by singing his setting of Alleluia - another famed piece of choral music with rich harmonic intricacies that will stir your soul.
The second half of THE FROST VARIATIONS will feature the lighter side of the "frosty season," including many familiar holiday songs originally performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, The Real Group, Pentatonix, and more! Please join us on December 8th as we welcome the holiday season with an eclectic program of all things FROST.
Athenaeum Theatre2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago
The first portion of our concert will focus on composers from the British Isles. We will present songs by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and Irish composer Charles Stanford, while our Chicago Artists Ensemble will sing a short set of works by English composer John Rutter. The second portion of our concert will serve as an exploration of the role of choral music in the vast canon of American musical theatre, highlighting the importance of ensemble singing through each decade from 1940 to 2015.
Chicago Artists Chorale
4850 N Broadway St
P.O. Box 409218
Chicago, IL 60640
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