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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 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 Northwestern's 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

80th Anniversary Concert

The North Shore Choral Society has been a significant presence in our community for eighty years!  Enjoy hearing the NSCS perform great works from their past seasons as well as newer compositions, all focused on peace and reconciliation.  The concert will feature beloved NSCS accompanist Sharon Rich Peterson on piano and organ, accompanying movements from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Poulenc’s Gloria, Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom, and Halley’s Missa Gaia. Local and global peace events throughout the choir’s eighty-year history will frame performances of Uzee Brown’s stirring arrangement of "We Shall Overcome," "Earth Song" by Frank Ticheli, and others.  Celebrate 80 years of music and peace making with the NSCS and special guests, including former NSCS Musical Director Donald Chen!



Concert 2

International Friendship


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

The exciting exchange of musical and cultural traditions will feature special guests from Japan, the Kyoto Concert Choir with Tetsuo Hashio, and the Evanston Children’s Choir.  Included will be 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

The Chicago premiere performance will feature full orchestra and soloists for this stunning work, performed all over the world to 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 will join us for a preconcert talk.

You-Seong Kim, soprano

Orna Arania, mezzo soprano

Sean Stanton, baritone 
Donald Chen Young Artist Award Winner