‘Why We Sing!’ For 50 Years Highlights Northwest Choral & Alumni June 4 Concert

Alumni of the Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) have received special invitations to sing select pieces with the chorus at its June 4 concerts to musically highlight “Why We Sing!”.  And in this case, it represents 50 years of singing!  The June 4 concerts, scheduled for 4 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights, culminate the NWCS’s 2015-16 performance season and its Golden Jubilee celebration.

Current members of NWCS have collaborated with Artistic Director Alan Wellman to select music for this Golden Jubilee “Why We Sing!” concert from the hundreds of compositions the chorus performed at its annual end-of-the-season June concerts during the last 50 years. The list of “favorites” includes a Medley from Les Misérables, Irving Berlin’s BlueSkiesElijah Rock arrangement by Jester Hairston, Randall Thompson’s Choose Something Like a Star, a medley from Forever Motown and many more dating back over five decades.

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Northwest Choral Presents ‘Something Old, Something New’ On April 9 Concert

The year-long celebration of the Northwest Choral Society’s (“NWCS”) 50th anniversary will continue with the second concert of the 2015-16 season, entitled “Something Old, Something New,” on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights. 

The “Something Old . . .” featured on the concert program will be represented by Joseph Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, and the “. . . Something New” will be exemplified by two pieces from contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen, Lux Aeterna and Sure On This Shining Night.   NWCS is under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman.  The chorus will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and an organ for this concert.

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‘In Ecclesiis: Music For Choir And Brass’ On Northwest Choral Dec. 5 Program

The year-long celebration of the Northwest Choral Society’s (“NWCS”) 50th anniversary will begin with its first concert of the season, entitled “In Ecclesiis: Music for Choir and Brass,” on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights. 

The concert will feature Giovanni Gabrieli’s In Ecclesiis, along with Z. Randall Stroope’s Hodie! (This Day) and Conrad Susa’s A Christmas Garland.  The chorus also will welcome in the holiday season with a number of traditional Christmas carols.

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Northwest Choral Society Recognized At Windy City Choral Festival

PARK RIDGE, IL, April 16, 2016 – Twenty-six members of Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) received recognition as a group and for two of its members at the ninth annual Windy City Choral Festival held Saturday, April 16 in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.  Internationally renowned composer, conductor and lecturer Z. Randall Stroope served as the three-day Festival’s artistic director, rehearsed with the six participating choirs and conducted the finale concert.

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50th Anniversary Christmas Album Now Ready for Download!!

Northwest Choral Society and The Chicago Gargoyle Brass Ensemble have now made their first ever

Christmas Album -- 

And on Earth . . . Peace --

available at a post-Christmas sale price of $13.95!

The album is available for download as an MP3 file – just go to Shop/Music and Goods and click on 

the album cover to purchase this delightful album of Christmas cheer!

In 2016 Northwest Choral Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary of making

beautiful music that transforms and uplifts people’s lives. The Chicago Gargoyle Brass

has been performing recitals and major liturgical works since 1992. In this golden

anniversary year NWCS and CGB have collaborated in recording this beautiful album

which will lift your spirits no matter what time of year you call it up on your MP3


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