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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A Magical Journey of Song

Please join Northwest Choral Society as we take you on a magical carpet ride back to your childhood (and YES, you can bring your children and your grandchildren with you).  On Saturday, June 13th at 3:00 pm Northwest Choral Society will explore A Magical Journey of Song featuring the music from Disney films.  So be prepared  to  "Be Our Guest" with Beauty and the Beast, be ready to see "A Whole New World" with Aladdin, roar with Simba from The Lion King, swim "Under the Sea" with Ariel from The Little Mermaid and enjoy many more Disney favorites.  This concert will bring back memories of adventure, fantasy, fun and, most of all, fantastic music.

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


Adults $25
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



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Josefien Stoppelenburg    James Whitbourn

    soprano                            composer



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
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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