Season

Northern Light with The Oriana Singers. Choral music by Baltic composers.
Saturday, February 1, 8:00 pm at St Josaphat Parish, 2311 N Southport, Chicago
Sunday, February 2, 4:00 pm at First United Church of Oak Park 848 Lake St, Oak Park

The Oriana Singers (celebrating their 40th Anniversary season) and City Voices, both under the direction of Bill Chin, sing “Northern Light,” a concert of choral music by composers from the Baltic countries. The music ranges from accessible and inventive pieces by Latvia’s Eriks Esenvalds (Only in Sleep; Long Road) to the majestic O Crux of Norway’s Knut Nystedt to music by classical superstar Arvo Pärt (Magnificat) and his fellow Estonian, Urmas Sisask.

Admission $20 / Seniors $15 / Students 18 and under free

This program is funded in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

Te Deum by Hector Berlioz and excerpts Lohengrin by Richard Wagner.
with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, Jay Friedman, conductor
April 20, 7:30 pm, at Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center), Chicago

City Voices forms the core of the Symphony Chorus for the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest in this monumental work for three choirs, pipe organ, and orchestra. Two combined choirs of mixed voices will be joined by a third choir of children and youth. Orchestra Hall will ring with the sound of voices, organ, and orchestra in this rarely heard work.

Past Concerts

Sing We Joyous fourteenth annual holiday concert with The Oriana Singers, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra.
December 14, 7:30 pm, and December 15, 4:00 pm at First United Church of Oak Park

It’s the fourteenth edition of this wondrous and totally fun celebration of the holiday. This December we feature music about stars, Christmas music from Hollywood; and a Star Wars Twelve Days of Christmas.

No Land Beyond with The Oriana Singers, The Rookery, and instruments.
October 19, 7:30 pm, at First United Church of Oak Park
[October 20, 3:00 pm, Clarendon Hills Presbyterian Church] NOT YET CONFIRMED

Music about the changing relationship between people and the land in which they live
Philip Glass music from “Koyaanisqatsi”; Veljo Tormis “Curse Upon Iron”; Peter Louis van Dijk “Horizons”; Vienna Teng “Hymn of Acxiom.”

2018–2019
October 2018 / Beethoven Symphony No. 9
December 2018 / Sing We Joyous No. 13: Unlucky Numbers
March 2019 / Kodaly Missa Brevis and music by Bairstow, Pärt, Thompson

2017–2018
November 2017 / Lauridsen Lux Aeterna and music by Gjeilo, Johnson, Vasks
December 2017 / Sing We Joyous No. 12: Tenth Anniversary
April 2018 / Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Orff Carmina Burana

2016–2017
October 2016 / Music To Hear: Shakespeare set to music by Vaughan Williams, Fine, Rutter
December 2016 / Sing We Joyous No. 11: Tenth Annual Concert
February 2017 / premiere: Meechan Love Songs with Gargoyle Brass Ensemble
February 2017 / Beethoven Symphony No. 9

2015–2016
October 2015 / Brand New Day: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and music by Copland, Schubert
December 2015 / Sing We Joyous No. 10: Food and Drink
April 2016 / Mahler Symphony No. 2

2014–2015
October 2014 / Darkness to Light: Gjeilo Dark Night of the Soul and music by Bach, Barber
December 2014 / Sing We Joyous No. 9: Stars and Star Wars
January 2015 / Beethoven Symphony No. 9
April 2015 / Bill Chin 15th Anniversary Concert: Handel Let God Arise; music by Finzi, Bach

2013–2014
September 2013 / Community Concert with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
October 2013 / La Rose Complete: Lauridsen Les Chansons des Roses; music by Whitacre, etc.
December 2013 / Sing We Joyous No. 8: Drums and Bells
April 2014 / Mozart Requiem, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
May 2014 / Bach Magnificat, Bernstein Chichester Psalms

2012–2013
December 2012 / Sing We Joyous No. 7: Messiah, Nutcracker, Christmas Carol
December 2012 / Tour to London, England
March 2013 / Holst The Planets, Choral Hymns form the Rig-Veda
March 2013 / Collaboration with The Rookery: music for men’s chorus
April 2013 / Sure On This Shining Night: music by Lauridsen, Britten, Monteverdi, Schuman

2009–2010
December 2009 / Sing We Joyous No. 4: Water, Audience Suggestions
Spring 2009 / Brahms Requiem
June 2010 / Monteverdi Vespers (excerpts), Schütz Magnificat