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Our 72nd Season: 2007-2008

Dr. Donald ChenThis Season was the last with Dr. Donald Chen as our Music Director.  He retired after twenty-four years with the Society.


Concert 1:   Sunday November 11, 2007 3:00 p.m. • Parish Church of St. Luke • 939 Hinman Avenue,  Evanston, IL

Donald Chen, Conductor


Mozart: Te Deum

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi

Featuring Charles Pikler,

Principal Violist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Der Stern von Bethlehem

Kathleen van de Graaff, soprano;
Peter van de Graaff, bass-baritone
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Concert 2:   Sunday March 16, 2008 2:30 p.m.Pick-Staiger Concert Hall50 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL


Lawrence Eckerling, Conductor

Francis Poulenc: Gloria

featuring Michelle Areyzaga, soprano


Concert 3:   Sunday June 7, 2008 3:00 p.m.Parish Church of St. Luke939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL

Donald Chen, Conductor


Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah

Philip Kraus, bass, as Elijah;
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano;
Emily Lodine, mezzo soprano; and
David Portillo, tenor