NSCS Current Season
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 June). Our season brochure is published in August.
Our 78th Season
We have three exciting concerts planned, and several special events. Plus we will participate in the popular An Evanston Symphony Christmas on December 8, 2013.
Festive Music for Chorus and Organ
Sunday November 17, 2013 at 3 pm
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL
Glorious music for chorus and organ transports you to the great cathedrals of England, featuring virtuoso organist and Chicago favorite, David Schrader.
Music from diverse periods of history include the majestic I Was Glad by Sir Hubert Parry and the beautifully pastoral The Lord is My Shepherd by Howard Goodall. Benjamin Britten’s renowned Rejoice in the Lamb will feature Donald Chen Young Artists Rachel Sparrow, soprano, and Elizabeth Jankowski, mezzo-soprano.
Other choral works include Ave Verum settings by William Byrd and Edward Elgar, Rejoice in the Lord Always by Henry Purcell, John Rutter’s magnificent Te Deum and works for solo organ chosen by Mr. Schrader.
Sunday April 6, 2014 at 3 pm
The Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
with special guests:
the Evanston Children’s Choir, directed by Gary Geiger,
and emerging Chicago gospel singer Felicia Patton.
The North Shore Choral Society and the Evanston Children’s Choir bring us back to earth with a rare opportunity to hear Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. The piece is an environmental liturgy of contemporary music featuring choirs, a soloist, and an instrumental ensemble of soprano saxophone, English horn, cello, piano, organ, percussion, and the recorded calls of wolves, whales, and loons to celebrate the whole earth as a sacred place. Since 1985 the Earth Mass has been performed annually at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and the blessing of animals.
Join us for this unique work, seldom performed in the Chicago area.
The North Shore Choral Society joins the Evanston Symphony Orchestra for a heavenly season finale celebrating the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with a performance of his glorious Requiem.
The triumphant composition features a full orchestra including eight trumpets and a powerful part for bass drum.
For more information, see the Evanston Symphony website.