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Our 69th Season: 2004-2005

The season's theme was A Season of Joy!

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Concert 1:   Sunday December 5, 2004 2:30 p.m. • Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity Church   191 Linden Street (at Hill Road),  Winnetka, IL

"A Joyful Holiday Tradition!"

Donald Chen, Conductor

Daniel Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
Paul Csonka: Concierto de Navidad
John Rutter
: Gloria
Gerald Finzi: Magnificat  

Plus two Christmas anthems (Joys Seven and Song of Mary) and a Christmas Carol Sing-along


Brass, Percussion, Harp, and Sharon Rich Peterson on organ

 Link to Concert Poster Link to Concert Program


Concert 2:   Sunday March 13, 2005 3:00 p.m. •  The Parish Church of St. Luke   939 Hinman Avenue,  Evanston, IL

"A Jubilant Creation!"

Donald Chen, Conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation


Amy Conn, soprano (in the roles of Gabriel and Eva)
Kurt Hansen, tenor (in the role of Uriel)
Peter van de Graaff, bass-baritone (in the roles of Raphael and Adam)

Link to Concert Poster  Link to Concert Program

Concert 3:   Sunday May 29, 2005 7:00 p.m. • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall   50 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL

"An Ode to Joy!"

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

Larry Rachleff, Director

David Hoose, Guest Conductor

Ludvig van Beethoven: Ninth Symphony — "Choral"

featuring soloists from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists:

Erica Strauss, soprano
Meredith Arwady, contralto
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Christian Van Horn, bass-baritone

Also presented:

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to "Euryanthe"

This concert was sponsored by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

link to publicity article link to concert program (CPO insert) PDF link to concert review (PDF)