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.
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
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 3:00 pm
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
Operated by the Palatine Park District
150 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067
Seniors $20 (60 years and older)
Students (12 to 18 years of age) $20
Children (under 12 years of age) $8
Special Package, using Code "MOUSE" 2 adults($25 each) with 8 or more children (under 13 years of age) $5 per child
Northwest Choral Society was formed in 1965 as a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the appreciation, understanding and performance of a wide variety of outstanding choral literature. Its adult membership resides in the greater Chicago area. Information about Northwest Choral Society can be found at www.nwchoralsociety.org
Josefien Stoppelenburg James Whitbourn
‘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.
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.