PARK RIDGE, IL, November 6, 2018 – French baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s lively Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Midnight Mass for Christmas) will be featured at the Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) holiday concert, “Once, As I Remember: Old and New Music for Christmastime,” on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church in Mt. Prospect.
NWCS’s 53rd annual holiday concert also will include songs made popular by Elvis Presley, Indigo Girls, Mariah Carey, and Pentatonix, as well as other traditional and contemporary music. The NWCS’s new Artistic Director Kevin Kelly will conduct the chorus and the nine-piece Northwest Choral Chamber Orchestra for the December 2 concert. “For our first concert together, I have enjoyed working weekly with our singers the last few months, preparing what I think will be a beautiful program of Christmas music to showcase their considerable collective talent!” Mr. Kelly said after a recent rehearsal.