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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    NSCS Logo designed by Evanston artist Charlene Palm for our 50th Anniversary Season

The theme of our 81st Season is "Renewal!"

The season features a new venue (for us) and an exciting encore performance of Paul Winter's Missa Gaia.  In addition to concerts, we have planned events involving schools, community organizations, and ecology groups. 

Plus we will join 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

Come join us!

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Concert 1

New and Familiar
Holiday Music for
Choir, Bells, and Organ

Sunday November 20, 2016 at 3 pm
Saint John Brebeuf Church
8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles, IL

Julia Davids, Conductor


Seasonal 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!


Concert 2

Psalms, New and Old

Sunday March 5, 2017 at 3 pm
Saint John Brebeuf Church
8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles, IL

Julia Davids, Conductor


Including Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Tarik O’Regan’s Dorchester Canticles. 

Nathan Ward, tenor
2016 Donald Chen Young Artist Award Winner

William Lewis, treble

Featuring Ben Melsky, harp


Concert 3

Missa Gaia, by Paul Winter

Saturday April 22, 2017 at 7 pm
The Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL

Julia Davids, Conductor


A celebration of Earth Day featuring this repeat performance of an exciting contemporary masterpiece brought back by popular demand.

Jim Gailloreto, soprano sax

Thomas W. Jefferson, piano

Felicia Patton, soprano

Dance Center Evanston,
Bea Rashid, director

Evanston Children's Choir,
Gary Geiger, director