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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 early June).  Our season information is sent out in August.


Our 80th Season    NSCS Logo designed by Evanston artist Charlene Palm for our 50th Anniversary Season

The theme of our 80th Anniversary season is "Songs of Peace" to Sing, Share, and Inspire!

In addition to concerts, we have planned events involving schools, community organizations, and peace groups.  In the fall we’ll hold an 80th anniversary party for members, alumni, family, and friends, and in the spring the Block Museum will host our exciting benefit. 

Plus we will join the Evanston Symphony Orchestra for their traditional holiday program An Evanston Symphony Christmas on December 6, 2015.

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Concert 1

"Music of Peace"


Sunday November 22, 2012 at 3 pm
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL

Julia Davids, Conductor

Hear the NSCS perform great works from past seasons as well as newer compositions, all focused on peace and reconciliation.  The concert features beloved NSCS accompanist Sharon Rich Peterson on piano and organ, who is joining the singers in movements from
Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Poulenc’s Gloria, Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom, and Winter’s Missa Gaia.  Celebrate 80 years of music and peace making with the NSCS and special guests, including former Music Director Donald Chen!


Concert 2

"International Friendship Concert"

Sunday April 3, 2016 at 3 pm
Regina Dominican High School
701 Locust Road, Wilmette, IL

Julia Davids, Conductor

This exciting exchange of musical and cultural traditions features special guests from Japan, the Kyoto Concert Choir with Director Tetsuo Hashio, and Director Gary Geiger and the Evanston Children’s Choir. The concert includes music in a variety of different languages: Robert Evan’s “Shalom – A Reason for Peace,” Oscar Peterson’s stirring “Hymn to Freedom,” and many others.


Concert 3

Requiem for Peace

by Larry Nickel

Saturday May 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall,
Northwestern University
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

This Chicago premiere performance of Larry Nickel’s stunning Requiem for Peace features full orchestra and soloists.  Performances world-wide are garnering rave reviews.  Exciting and dynamic music accompanies the poetry of war-torn nations from around the world, combining in a powerful and transcendent work calling for reconciliation.  The composer joins us for a pre-concert talk.