NSCS 2002-2003 Concert Season

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  Music to Exalt


George Frideric Handel

Alexander's Feast or

"The Power of Music" HMV 75


Sunday    November 17, 2002    3 PM

The Parish Church of Saint Luke
939 Hinman, Evanston, IL

Donald Chen, Conductor

Set to a poem by John Dryden written in honor of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, Alexander's Feast has enjoyed continuous public favor since its premiere. It is filled with music of captivating beauty, broadly varied emotions, intense drama, and a colorful orchestral pallet, displaying the splendid grandeur one associates with Handel's oratorios. The audience loved it in 1736. You will too. 

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Music to Delight: A Colorful Collage

Sunday    March 2, 2003    3 PM
The Parish Church of Saint Luke
939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL

The variety of music -- in style and character -- presented today will surely delight you. You will hear Cecil Effinger's Four Pastorales, Robert Schumann's boisterous Five Hunting Songs, Op. 137, Igor Stravinsky's folksy Four Russian Peasant Songs (sung in Russian), Peter Schickele's unique Concerto for Piano and Chorus, Norman Dello Joio's joyous A Jubilant Song , and a medley of wonderful Stephen Foster songs. Delicious musical treats await you.

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Music to Move




Sunday    June 1, 2003 3 PM

The Parish Church of Saint Luke

939 Hinman, Evanston, IL


In many ways, Mendelssohn's Elijah bears the influence of Handelian oratorios. There are here two principal protagonists: the stern, unyielding, but benevolent prophet of God, Elijah and the Israelite people whom Mendelssohn aptly portrays in an impressive series of powerfully dramatic choral movements. The music Mendelssohn gave us is stirring and tender, dramatic and ethereal, tempestuous and serene, giving listeners a moving experience. Don't miss it.

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