May 6, 2017 Concert
The Naperville Chorus will present its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the new time of 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Wentz Concert Hall at 171 E. Chicago in Naperville on the campus of North Central College.
The Misa a Buenos Aires was written by Martin Palmeri in 1995-1996 in the Nuevo Tango musical style. It is an Ordinary Mass in Latin, so one can say, it is doubly Latin; the language is Latin and the musical style is Latin American. It has been presented in Rome to honor the Argentine Pontiff, Pope Francis. The accompaniment makes use of a string orchestra and a bandoneon, an Argentinian instrument similar to the accordion. We are certain that you will enjoy this version of the Mass with the uniquely Latin rhythms of the Tango.
Accompanying this work will be the rarely heard Magnicat by Antonio Vivaldi. While our concert date falls after the Feast of the Annunciation (Mar 25), it comes closer to the appropriate time frame than the usual pre-Christmas performances of Magnificat.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased from chorus members, or by phone (630-637-SHOW(7469)) or in person from the North Central College Box Offce located in the Fine Arts Center and Wentz Concert Hall (open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm). Tickets are also
available at http://finearts.NorthCentralCollege.edu
Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are at the Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Il.
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:30pm – Salute to America! with the Naperville Municipal Band at the Naperville Central Park Band Shell. Free admission. Click here for more information. For singers: Rehearsals at Wentz on June 12, 19, and 26. 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Dress rehearsal with the band on Wednesday, June 17th at the Central Park Band Shell – time TBD.
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30pm – Holiday music with the Pete Ellman Big Band. For singers, registration and rehearsals start on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00pm. Dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:00pm – Holiday music with the Pete Ellman Big Band.
Saturday, April 28, 2017, 7:30pm – Content to be determined. For singers, registration and rehearsals start on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00pm. Dress rehearsal will be on Friday, April, 27, 2018.