Come Hear Local Young Artists!
The Dr. Donald Chen Young Artists Award, established in 2008, supports and promotes young, emerging singers. A competition, open to aspiring singers ages 19-26 who reside in the Chicago area, will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. Eight finalists will be selected from submitted applications to compete in a live audition before a panel of judges.
The audition will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Avenue in Wilmette and will be open to the public. Each of the finalists will sing two selections, 8 minute maximum total performance. One operatic aria and one contrasting art song or oratorio aria, freely determined by the applicant, is required. An accompanist will be provided for the live auditions.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear the talented contestants!
Our 78th Season, 2013-14
“Heaven and Earth”
The North Shore Choral Society’s new season takes us to Heaven, brings us back to Earth, and returns us to Heaven!
Music expresses what cannot be said solely with words and has the power to transform our lives. It is composed for all occasions – to worship, to celebrate love, to commemorate significant events, to rejoice in births and console mourners in death, and to prompt social change.
Join us and be inspired by our music of Heaven and Earth!
Sunday 11/17/2013, 3 p.m.
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, Illinois
Under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, NSCS is joined in concert by Chicago keyboard virtuoso David Schrader in a program entitled "Rejoice! Festive Music for Chorus and Organ." Enjoy glorious music that will transport you to the great cathedrals of England!
Sunday, 4/6/2014, 3 p.m.
The Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston, Illinois
The North Shore Choral Society is joined by the Evanston Children's Choir, Gary Geiger, Music Director, and soloist Felicia Patton, under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids in performing Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia (“Earth Mass”). This piece is an environmental liturgy of contemporary music and features the recorded calls of wolves, whales, and loons to celebrate the whole earth as a sacred place.
Sunday 6/15/2014, 2:30 p.m.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois
Under the direction of Lawrence Eckerling, NSCS joins the Evanston Symphony Orchestra in a stirring performance of Verdi's Requiem, with soloists Sarah Hibbard, soprano, Stacy Eckert, mezzo soprano, Eric Ashcraft, tenor, and Aaron K. Stegemöller, bass.
Members of the NSCS will also sing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Community Concert on September 18, 2013 and at BackStage Evanston on Sunday September 29, 2013. The NSCS will again join the Evanston Symphony Orchestra in its popular "An Evanston Symphony Christmas" concert at Evanston Township High School at 3:00 p.m. on December 8, 2013. The NSCS will also present a Holiday Concert at Three Crowns Park Retirement Community in Evanston on Sunday, December 15, 2013. And each season the NSCS performs outreach programs at Oakton and Washington Elementary Schools in Evanston.