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Annelies

 

James Whitbourn.2

Josefien Stoppelenburg    James Whitbourn

    soprano                            composer

 

‘ANNELIES’ TO BE FEATURED ON NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY’S APRIL 18 PROGRAM

PARK RIDGE, IL, March 6, 2015 – The Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) will present James Whitbourn’s Grammy-nominated Annelies on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston.

Anneliesis the first adaptation of the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl into a large-scale choral work, and the libretto by Melanie Challenge is based on the teenager’s remarkable and penetrating observations documented in the famous diary written between 1942 and 1944 when Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic.  “Annelies’ music is both haunting and beautiful,” says NWCS Artistic Director Alan Wellman.


Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg and a four-piece ensemble will accompany the chorus.  In addition, a complimentary preconcert lecture and discussion of the music will be hosted at 6:45 p.m. by Jonathan Miller, a leading figure in Jewish music in the Chicago area.

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Many Moods of Christmas Dec. 2014

‘Christmas Cantata’, ‘The Many Moods of Christmas’ ON NORTHWEST CHORAL
DEC. 6 & 7 PROGRAM
 
 
PARK RIDGE, IL, November 11, 2014 – The Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”), under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman, will present its first concert of the season, entitled “The Many Moods of Christmas,” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL, and Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Raymond’s Church in Mt. Prospect, IL.

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NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15 SEASON

Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”), under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman, announces the schedule and music selections for its three concert performances during the upcoming 2014-15 season.

NWCS will kick off the 2014-2015 season with its annual holiday concerts that will include American composer Daniel Pinkham’s dynamic Christmas Cantata and Robert Shaw's holiday favorite The Many Moods of Christmas. The concerts will be on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest and on Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church in Mt. Prospect.

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