Join Us As We Sing At Windy City Choral Festival On March 18

Join Us As We Sing At Windy City Festival On March 18



On Saturday, March 18, Northwest Choral Society will once again participate in the Windy City Choral Festival with mixed choirs from across the country,  The Festival concert is held in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.  The Artistic Director is Dr. Z. Randall Stroope from Oklahoma State University, who will lead rehearsals and the final concert.  The chorus will join seven other groups and present a combined concert at 1:30 p.m.  Some of the selections are Dr. Stroope’s compositions:  Sure on a Shining Night and Dance for Love.  Other compositions are:  Dixit Dominus by Galuppi, On Jordan’s Stormy Banks by Furham and Soldier, Soldier Won’t You Marry Me by De Comier. 

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Northwest Choral Presents Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise

NORTHWEST CHORAL PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN’S 
HYMN OF PRAISE AT APRIL 2 CONCERT


PARK RIDGE, IL, February 27, 2017 -- The Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) will present Felix Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang) on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Plaines.

NWCS is under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman.  The chorus will be accompanied by the NWCS Chamber Orchestra for this concert.

Felix Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano and organ music and chamber music, as well as being a respected piano and organ performer, conductor, and teacher.   He was commissioned to write Hymn of Praise(Lobgesang) in B-flat major, posthumously named Symphony No. 2, in conjunction with the 1840 Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, Germany (at that time one of the main centers of the book publishing industry) to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing from movable type.  (No. 2 was, in fact, the fourth symphony he wrote; his symphonies are numbered approximately in the order that they were published, rather than the order in which they were composed.) The first performance of Symphony No. 2 was June 25, 1840, as the final event of the Festival, bringing the celebration to a suitably imposing conclusion.

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Northwest Choral Extends Invitation To ‘Come Celebrate!’ Dec. 4

PARK RIDGE, IL, November 14, 2016 –Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) invites one and all to “Come Celebrate!” with music and song in the spirit of the holiday season on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church in Mt. Prospect.

 The annual holiday concert will feature two compositions from Joseph M. Martin, Festival of Carols, a joyful celebration of over twenty songs of the season in new and interesting arrangements, and Celebration of Light, a festive Hanukkah original.  Also on the program is one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most beloved Advent cantatas, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 62 in the catalogue of over 1000 Bach compositions).  

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Northwest Choral Invites Prospective Members to Meet & Greet

If you previously sang in a chorus – high school, college or community group – and are now looking for a great activity in which to participate, the Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) invites you to a “Meet & Greet” on Tuesday, August 30.  The casual social event will be held between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1095 Thacker St. (between Margaret St. and Jeannette St.), Des Plaines, IL.  
 
The evening will include welcoming prospective members, refreshments and a short video about the chorus. 

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