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The North Shore Choral Society normally sings three concerts each season; one in the Fall (November or December), a second in late winter (usually March), and a third in the Spring (May or early June). Our season information is sent out in August.
Our 81st Season
The theme of our 81st Season is "Renewal!"
The season features a new venue (for us) and an exciting encore performance of Missa Gaia (Earth Mass), a work composed collaboratively by the members of the Paul Winter Consort.
In addition to concerts, we have planned events involving schools, community organizations, and ecology groups.
Plus we joined the Evanston Symphony Orchestra for their traditional holiday program An Evanston Symphony Christmas on December 4, 2016, and again on Sunday, June 11, 2017 for Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, The Ressurection.
New and familiar holiday music for choir, brass, percussion, and handbells, featuring the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble, directed by Andrea Handley.
Music to include Rutter's Gloria, Pinkham's Christmas Cantata, and a newly commissioned finale arrangement by Andrea Handley!
Psalms, New and Old
Including Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Tarik O’Regan’s Dorchester Canticles.
Click here for an interview with one of the soloists, William Lewis, treble.
Nathan Ward, tenor
2016 Donald Chen Young Artist Award Winner
William Lewis, treble
Featuring Ben Melsky, harp
Missa Gaia (Earth Mass)
Saturday April 22, 2017 at 7 pm
The Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
A celebration of Earth Day featuring this repeat performance of an exciting contemporary masterpiece brought back by popular demand.
John Wojciechowski, soprano sax
Thomas W. Jefferson, piano
Felicia Patton, soprano
Evanston Children's Choir,
Gary Geiger, director
Here is the poetry read at the concert: