Favorites from Italian Opera

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 3pm

with

Chelsea Shephard, soprano
Jennifer Kosharsky, mezzo
Cornelius Johnson, tenor
Aaron Wardell, baritone

Cassie Mara Makeeff & Karina Kontorovitch, duo-pianists
with narrator David Schwan

PROGRAM

Music of Cesti, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Ponchielli,
Verdi, Mascagni and Puccini

Reformation 500

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3pm

with

Susan Nelson, soprano

Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago

PROGRAM

NAUMANN / Te Deum in C (U.S. Premiere)

BACH / Cantata No. 80, Ein Feste Burg

MENDELSSOHN / Psalm 42

Shakespeare 400

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3pm

PROGRAM

Dickau / If Music Be the Food of Love
Wood / O Thou the Central Orb
Diemer / Three Madrigals
Reger / Consolation from Three Choruses, Op. 6, No. 1
Shearing / Songs and Sonnets
Vaughan Williams / In Windsor Forest

Opera Favorites from England and America

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 3pm

with

Kimberly Jones, soprano
Peder Reiff, tenor
Bill McMurray, baritone

Cassie Mara Makeeff & Karina Kontorovich, duo-pianists

PROGRAM

Music of Purcell, Sullivan, Britten, Joplin,
Sousa, Copland, Floyd, Gershwin and Bernstein

Duruflé: Requiem

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3pm

with

Laura Boguslavsky, mezzo-soprano
Kevin Keys, baritone

Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago

PROGRAM

De Profundis / de Lalande
Requiem / Duruflé

Darkness & Light:
Nordic and Mediterranean Perspectives

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3pm

PROGRAM

works of Vasks, Gjeilo and Vivaldi

 

Opera Favorites from France and Spain

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3pm

with

Leila Bowie, soprano
Joshua Baum, tenor
David Govertsen, bass

Cassie Mara Makeeff & Karina Kontorovich, duo-pianists

PROGRAM

music of Lully, Rameau, Gounod, Offenbach, Bizet
Breton, Vives, Luna, Caballero, Alonso and Chabrier

 

Beethoven Mass in C

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3pm

with

Kimberly Jones, soprano
Sarah Holman, alto
Peder Reiff, tenor
Kurt Link, bass

Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

Beethoven / Elegischer Gesang
Beethoven / Mass in C

Bring Brass II

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4pm

with

Kevin Dzierzawski, guest organist

PROGRAM

Personent Hodie / Piae Cantiones
Hodie Christus Natus Est / Giovanni Gabrieli
O Magnum Mysterium / Giovanni Gabrieli
The Dream Isaiah Saw / Glenn L. Rudolph
Unto Us a Child is Born / Theodore Morrison
Arise, Shine! / Dan Forrest
Bring Brass to the House of the Lord / Hank Beebe

The Germanic Tradition

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 3pm

with

Jonathan Johnson, tenor
David Govertsen, bass-bariton

Cassie Mara Makeeff & Karina Kontorovich, duo-pianists

PROGRAM

music of Mozart, Weber, Romberg, Flotow,
Humperdinck, Wagner and Lehar

Rutter: Requiem

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3pm

with

Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Oistrach Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

Miserere / Zelenka
Requiem / Rutter

A Thankful Heart:
Music for the Season of Gratitude

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3pm

with

Susan Nelson, soprano
members of the Oistrach Symphony

PROGRAM

O Praise The Lord of Heaven / Billings
Geistliches Lied / Brahms
What God Ordains / Bauder
A Song of Thanksgiving / Vaughan Williams
The Tree of Peace / Walker
Magnificat / Willcocks

Concert Archive

Glimpses of Susanna

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 3pm

with

Marc Embree, bass-baritone
Sarah Ponder, mezzo-soprano
Leila Bowie, soprano

Cassie Mara Makeeff & Lisa Kristina, pianists

PROGRAM

Selections from Handel's Oratorio Susanna
and the Carlisle Floyd opera Susannah

Mozart

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 3pm

with

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Sarah Hibbard, soprano
Peder Reiff, tenor
Eric Miranda, baritone

Oistrach Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

Mass in C Minor
Te Deum

Music For Peace

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3pm

PROGRAM

Durante (Pergolesi) / Magnificat
Clausen / Kyrie from Memorial
Jenkins / The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Bach / Dona Nobis Pacem from Mass in B Minor

SamsonFest

Sunday, June 10, 2012, 3pm

with

Michael Sylvester as Samson
Jan Bunnell as Delilah
Keven Keys, Baritone

Cassie Mara Makeeff & Lisa Kristina, Pianists

PROGRAM

Choral and vocal highlights from Handel's oratorio and Saint-Saens' opera.

Bruckner

with

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Sarah Holman, alto
Peder Reiff, tenor
Warren Kaplan, bass

Oistrach Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

Mass in D Minor
Psalm 150

 

An Italian Christmas

with

Hannah Dixon McConnell, soprano
Lindsey Poling, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Lorimer, tenor

with Oistrach Chamber Winds
and duo-pianist Lisa Kristina

PROGRAM

Vivaldi / Gloria
Respighi / Laud to the Nativity

 

A Choral Carmen

 

with

Cynthia Clarey as Carmen
Michael Sylvester as Don Jose
Keven Keys as Escamillo

 

Haydn: Mass in Time of War

Program

Haydn / Te Deum
Haydn / Mass in Time of War

Her Story: A Woman's Perspective

Program

Bach / Magnificat (Song of Mary)
Schubert / Four Partsongs
Schubert / Miriam's Song of Triumph

Music of Vision & Aspiration

PROGRAM

Brahms / Song of Destiny
V. Williams / Toward the Unknown Region
Thompson / Choose Something Like a Star
Berger / It is Good to be Merry
Rossini / The Barber of Seville Overture
trad / We Shall Overcome
trad / Be Thou My Vision
Morricone / Nella Fantasia
John / Shine
Rogers / Climb Every Mountain
Brel / If We Only Have Love
Leigh / The Impossible Dream
Rogers / You'll Never Walk Alone

Poster: November 2009

BRAHMS / Requiem

Winifred Faix Brown, Soprano
David Krohn, Baritone
OISTRACH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

 

 

Poster: November 2009

Baroque Discoveries

PROGRAM

In dulce jubilo / Praetorius
Beatus Vir / Patiño
Beatus Vir / Monteverdi
Magnificat / Pachelbel
Beatus Vir / Zipoli
Dios Itlazonantziné / Franco
Xicochi / Fernandez
A este sol peregrino / Torrejón y V
Magnificat / Zelenka

Poster: May 2009

ELIJAH / Mendelssohn

Oistrach Symphony Orchestra

James Martin, Baritone as Elijah
Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
Jane Bunnell, Mezzo-Soprano
Clayton Parr, Tenor

Poster: March 2009

"Remember This One?" —
20 years of the DePaul Community Chorus

PROGRAM

Dirait-on / Lauridsen
The Road not Taken / Thomson
Sing we and chant it / Morley
Praise His Holy Name / Hampton
Sanctus from Requiem / Fauré
Ave Verum / Mozart
Kyrie from Mass in G / Schubert
Media Vita / McGlynn
Lacrymosa from Requiem / Mozart
If music be the food of love / Dickau
Exsultate Deo / Scarlatti
Fair Phyllis / Farmer
How lovely… from Requiem / Brahms

 

 

Poster: November 2008

Voices of Change — Reformation Music from Jewish and Christian Traditions

PROGRAM

Ein' Feste Burg / Luther

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God / Hassler

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring / Bach

O Sacred Head / Bach

If Ye Love Me / Tallis

Rejoice in the Lord Alway / Purcell

Lead Me, Lord / Wesley

God so Loved the World / Stainer

He, Watching Over Israel / Mendelssohn

I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me / Perry

Avinu Malkeinu / Janowski

Hallelujah / Lewandowski

Enosh / Lewandowski

L'Dor Vador / Finkelstein

Shalom Rav / Steinberg

Sim Shalom / Janowski

Poster: March 2008

Folk Song Traditions

From “the old country"

Dear Land of Home / Sibelius

A Red, Red Rose / Mulholland

The Ash Grove / Welsh, arr. Stone

My Gentle Harp / Irish, arr. Parker

Kde Sú Krávy Moje / Slovak, arr Schimmerling

From the classical tradition

Four Folk Songs / Brahms, arr. Kaplan

~ In shadowed night

~ Allow me

~ Song of Farewell

~ Down deep in the valley

Introducing the DCC Chamber Singers

Wie Melodien zieht es mir / Brahms

Wenn ich ein vöglein wär / Schumann

Liebesgram - Love’s sorrow / Schumann

Four Slovak Folk Songs (1917) / Bela Bartok

~ Wedding song from Poniky

~ Song of the hay harvesters from Hiadel

~ Dancing song from Medzibrod

~ Dancing song from Poniky

From the spiritual tradition

Goin’ Home / Dvorak

Deep River / Spiritual, arr. Ringwald

Soon-ah will be done/ William L. Dawson

From our own American traditions

Simple Gifts / Shaker, arr. Copland/Fine

Beautiful Dreamer / Stephen Foster

Blow the candles out / Early American, arr. Smith

At the River / Early American, arr. Copland/Wilding White

Ching-A-Ring Chaw / Minstrel song, arr. Copland/Fine

A Jubilant Song (1945) / Norman Dello Joio

 

Poster: March 2008

Schubert: Mass in E-flat

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stephen Blackwelder, Conductor

Catherine Caccavallo, Soprano

Jo Rodenburg, Alto

Stephen Noon and Jay Morrissey, Tenors

Warren Kaplan, Bass

Oistrach Symphony Orchestra

Cassie Mara Makeeff, Rehearsal Accompanist

Poster: December 2007

TE DEUM:
Hymns & Songs in Celebration of Christmas

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Marcy Stonikas, Soprano
Thomas Hall, Baritone

PROGRAM

Haydn: Te Deum

Dvorak: Te Deum

Traditional Songs of the Season

Poster: June 2007

ON STAGE: Favorite Choruses from Operas and Musicals  

Sunday June 10, 2007

Hoss Brock, Tenor
Maureen Zoltek, Pianist

SELECTIONS FROM:

The Tender Land
1776
Eugene Onegin
Candide
Phantom of the Opera
Gypsy
Into the Woods
Applause
Lucia Di Lammermoor
West Side Story

Poster: March 2007

G.F. Handel: Court & Chapel

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Kathryn Kamp, Soprano
Hoss Brock, Tenor
Oistrach Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound
Zadok the Priest
The King Shall Rejoice
See, the Conquering Hero Comes
Let God Arise
Selections from Messiah
And the Glory of the Lord
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
Hallelujah
Worthy is the Lamb & Amen

Poster: December 2006

Bring Brass

Sunday, December 10, 2006

PROGRAM

Personent Hodie / Laura Hoggard

Hodie Christus Natus Est / Giovanni Gabrieli

O Magnum Mysterium / Giovanni Gabrieli

Gloria / John Rutter

Christmas Cantata / Daniel Pinkham

Bring Brass to the House of the Lord / Hank Beebe

Poster: June 2006

A Randall Thompson Concert

Sunday, June 11, 2006

PROGRAM

FROSTIANA

The Road Not Taken
A Girl's Garden
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Choose Something Like a Star

ALLELUIA

THE TESTAMENT OF FREEDOM

A Setting of Four Passages from the Writings of Thomas Jefferson

Poster: March 2006

An All-Mozart Concert

Sunday, March 12, 2006

PROGRAM

SOLEMN VESPERS

AVE VERUM

and selections from

The Magic Flute
Cosi fan Tutti
The Clemency of Titus
Idomeneo
The Abduction from the Seraglio

Poster: December 2005

Hallelujah! Songs of Joyful Praise

Sunday, December 4, 2005

PROGRAM

Let their celestial concerts all unite / Handel

Magnificat / Vivaldi

St. Nicolai Mass / Haydn

Hallelujah / Louis Lewandowski

Hallelujah! / Mark Meier

Hallelujah from "Mount of Olives" / Beethoven