Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Northwest Choral Society Goes on Tour Northwest Choral Society will embark upon a road trip in July of 2014 to visit Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.   The 24 members, our conductor and pianist will travel by luxury motor coach.  The group will sing in the lobby of the Guthrie Theater before the production of My Fair Lady, which the group also will enjoy.   Other concerts include the Hennepin County Government Center at noon on Friday, an outdoor concert at Mears Park on that evening and a senior care facility.  NWCS will sing at evening mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Sunday.  Tours of the... 

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NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS ‘ Crowning Jewels: Music of Britain’s Choral Revival ’

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT ‘CROWNING JEWELS’  MAY 10, 2014 PARK RIDGE, IL, March 14, 2014 – The Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”), under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman, will present “Crowning Jewels – Music of Britain’s Choral Revival” on Sunday, May 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park. The concert will celebrate the revival of late 19th century choral music in England, and feature Benjamin Britten’s cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.  Other British masterpieces on the program include the choral repertoire of Sir Charles Villers... 

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Northwest Choral Society Mission Statement

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Northwest Choral Society Mission Statement Northwest Choral Society believes music transforms our lives, develops creativity and musical expression, and unites all people into a community.  We draw upon singers from the Greater Chicago area with the purpose of performing a diverse repertoire of the highest caliber for the joy, enrichment, and education of our membership and our audiences.  Read More

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY ENJOYED PARTICIPATION IN THE 7th ‘WORLD CHOIR GAMES’ IN CINCINNATI PARK RIDGE, IL, July 23, 2012 – Twenty-seven members of the Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio July 10 to 14 to participate in the 7th Biannual “World Choir Games” – the Olympics of choral music.  “We had a terrific performance at the World Choir Games,” said NWCS Artistic Director Alan Wellman. “They sang beautifully, with nuance and elegance. The clinicians were impressed and provided useful evaluation.   I could not be more proud of the music we made.” The... 

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NWCS Music Director

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Alan Wellman, Artistic Director and Conductor, is leading Northwest Choral Society in its 46th season. Alan Wellman is an accomplished conductor, teacher and singer, and brings a wealth of musical credits and accolades to this position. His background includes a Master of Music in choral conducting from California State University, Los Angeles, California, and Bachelor of Music with honors in Music Education – Vocal/Choral emphasis from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois. Alan also holds Language Certification in German from the Inlingua Institute, Munich, Germany.  As a respected teacher,... 

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Northwest Choral Society outreach performances of the 2013 – 2014 season

Friday, August 20, 2010

Northwest Choral Society completed its first outreach performance of the 2013 – 2014 season on Friday, October 11.  The chorus performed the 100 Years of Broadway to an appreciative audience at the Des Plaines Arts Fest hosted by the Des Plaines Arts Council at the Des Plaines Public Library.  “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “My Favorite Things,” “Mame” and “Do You Hear the People Sing” were a few of the selections. NWCS has been asked to perform on Saturday, October 26 a day of remembrance called “Together in the Loss of a Child” at the Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. ... 

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This Week


Crowning Jewels: Music of Britain’s Choral Revival

Crowning Jewels: Music of Britain’s Choral Revival Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm Grace Episcopal Church 924 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 Northwest Choral Society will present masterpieces from the choral repertoire of Sir Charles Villers Stanford’s Three Latin Motets, op. 38, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ O Clap your Hands, Herbert Howells’ A Hymn for St. Cecilia and Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb.   The concert will celebrate the revival of late19th century... Read More


Preaching to the Choir

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News & Features

Northwest Choral Society announces its 50th anniversary during the 2015 – 2016 season

With great pride and joy Northwest Choral Society announces its 50th anniversary during the 2015 – 2016 season.  The year will offer a celebratory concert and other events.  Watch for announcements in the coming months. We hope you will join and help us celebrate this momentous season. Founded in 1965, Northwest Choral Society is a [...]


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