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Our 70th Season: 2005-2006

The season's theme was Celebrate our 70th Anniversary

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Concert 1:   Sunday December 4, 2005 2:30 p.m. • Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity Church   191 Linden Street (at Hill Road),  Winnetka, IL

Donald Chen, Conductor

Gwyneth Walker: Rejoice!
K. Lee Scott: Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres
William Mathias
: Ave Rex
David Schelat (arr.): The Angel Gabriel
Katherine K. Davis: Carol of the Drum


The Agape Ringers David L. Weck, Musical Director 
The Horizon Brass Quintet Bruce Daugherty, Director 

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Concert 2:   Sunday March 12, 2006 7:00 p.m. •  The Unitarian Church of Evanston    1330 Ridge Avenue,  Evanston, IL

Donald Chen, Conductor

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer, Opus 52

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Concert 3:   Sunday May 7, 2006 4:00 p.m. • Glenbrook North High School Auditorium 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Rapchak
, Conductor

Dimitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96 (1954)
Dimitri Shostakovich: Mournful & Triumphal Prelude, Op. 131 (1967)
Dimitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35 (1933)

Maria Stamas, piano
Guy Clark, trumpet

Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 2, Op. 14 "To October" (1927)

The North Shore Choral Society; Donald Chen, director
Charles Pikler, violin
Joyce Stenzel, clarinet
Jason Kramer, bassoon


The Chicago Brass Band; Dr. Colin Holman, conductor 
Members of The Glenbrook North Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Mark Running, conductor

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Concert 4:   Sunday June 11, 2006 3:00 p.m. • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall   50 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL  

Donald Chen, Conductor

Robert Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri


Michelle Areyzaga, soprano, in the role of Die Peri
James Doing, tenor solo
Amy Conn, soprano [Die Jüngfrau]
Emily Lodine, alto [Der Engel]
Calland Metts, tenor [Der Jüngling]
Peter van de Graaff, bass-baritone [Gazna, Der Mann]

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