Thursday Night Concert

21 Jun 2018
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 West Adams Street

*Please note that the venue is about a 20-25 minute walk from the Conference hotel.

Thursday evening's concert features ANIMA—Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, one of the leading children and youth choirs in America now in its 53rd year; St. Charles Singers, a 40-member professional chorus; and Cantate Chicago, a chamber choir that explores primarily a cappella repertoire from all time periods, cultures, and lands.

St. Charles Singers
Lay A Garland, Robert Pearsall (1795-1856)
Hymn to St Cecilia, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Among the Leaves so Green, O, arr. John Byrt (b. 1939)
Green Bushes, arr. Cecilia McDowell (b. 1951)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? John Rutter (b. 1950), written for the St.Charles Singers, 2018.

Bright Morning Stars, arr. Shawn Kirchner (b. 1970)
Unclouded Day, arr. Shawn Kirchner

Jeff Hunt, music director


I. Wonder

I Started Out Singing, Jocelyn Hagen
Stars Tonight, Judith Herrington

II. Devotion

Faith is the Bird, Elizabeth Alexander
Music of Ivo Antognini
   Agnus Dei

III. Our Neighbors, Our Friends

Sesere eeye, Traditional Torres Strait Islands, arr. Matthew Doyle
El Jarabe Tapatio, Trad. Mexican, with words from Southern Spain; arr. Ramon Noble
HandSpeak, David L. Brunner; poetry by Scott Lounsbury
   Patti Shore Kaden, Lead Sign Language Interpreter
   SASED Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community, DuPage County
   2018 Anima commission
Pallaanda, Indian raga, arr. Ethan Sperry

Emily Ellsworth, artistic director
Dana Brown, guest pianist

Cantate Chicago
Veljo Tormis (1930-2017) Raua needmine
Vytautas Miškinis (b. 1954) Dum medium silentium
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Missa Brevis

Benjamin Rivera, artistic director and conductor

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