Celebrating Northwest Choral Society’s Golden Jubilee, they present the following concerts.

In Ecclesiis: Music for Choir & Brass

This glittering tapestry of music is a joyous celebration of Christmas that brings together choir and brass. It begins with Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli’s masterpiece, In Ecclesiis.  Finally we cross the pond to America to embrace Z. Randall Stroope’s magnificent Hodie! This Day and Conrad Sousa’s A Christmas Garland. The cries of “Noel, Noel” in the choir serve as the garland that weaves around many beloved holiday carols.  The concert will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights.

Something Old, Something New

As the NWCS looks at its past and continues to look forward, we celebrate musical styles of both perspectives.  We revisit the classical writing of Haydn with his Little Organ Mass, the neo-classical style of Brahms‘ Geistlicheslied, and the contemporary harmonic language of Morton Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.  The concert will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 302 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights.

The Golden Jubilee Celebration

The concert in June will be Northwest Choral Society’s Golden Jubilee.  Music sung at June concerts during the last 50 years will be presented to celebrate the occasion.   Current NWCS members are submitting suggestions for this concert.  Former members are being invited to sing with Northwest Choral Society on select pieces during the concert.  There may even be a rehearsal or two.  Come, relive and celebrate your decade(s) of music with the chorus.  Two performances will be presented on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 4:00 pm and at 7:30 pm at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 916 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights.

Please contact Penny Perles at nwchoralsociety@gmail.com if you are an alumni of NWCS and wish to participate in the June, 2016 celebration.

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