NSCS 2001-2002 Concert Season

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First Concert

Johannes Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem

Friday    November 2, 2001    8 PM

Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL

Marie Ann Lewis, soprano
Samuel Smith, bass-baritone
Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Lynn Schornick, Conductor

In this masterpiece, widely considered one of the highest peaks of choral music, Brahms gave us music that is hopeful, gentle, passionate, and even triumphant.  In a moving and personal way it conveys a message of comfort and consolation that is universal and beyond any church or creed.

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Second Concert

Mozart - Mass in C minor "The Great"

Franz Joseph Haydn - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo 

Sunday    March 17, 2002    3 PM
The Parish Church of Saint Luke
939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL

Works of Haydn and Mozart defined the classical tradition.  In his charming Mass, nicknamed Kleine Orgelmesse, Haydn elevated the organ from its traditional role as a continuo instrument and gave it solo status.   Mozart's "The Great" C minor Mass exhibits the genius of his choral writing and is said to be ".not only [Mozart's] last but also [his] most excellent and monumental work of this genre."

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Third Concert

Randall Thompson 

The Peaceable Kingdom


Dominick Argento

Jonah and the Whale




Sunday    May 19, 2002    7 PM

Unitarian Church of Evanston

1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL


Barrington Coleman, tenor as Jonah

David Holloway, baritone as

the Voice of God

Thompson's 1936 work is based on the Prophecy of Isaiah. Sung a cappella, it is at once powerfully intense and beautifully melodious, and aptly illustrates an idyllic peaceable kingdom where all creatures live harmoniously together. Argento, one of the most revered American composers, weaves his spell, intermingling texts from the biblical tale with rollicking sea shanties, enthralling us anew with Jonah's astonishing adventures! Come hear these American choral masterpieces!


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Ravinia Concerts


A Lerner & Lowe Celebration





Sunday    June 9, 2002


Highland Park, IL


Johanna McKenzie Miller, soprano

Greg Walter, tenor

David Narducci, baritone

North Shore Choral Society


Selections from Camelot, Gigi, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon and My Fair Lady



Sunday    August 25, 2002

Pavilion @ 7:00 PM
$40 $30 Lawn $10
Ravinia Festival Orchestra
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Doc Severinsen, trumpet

Happy Birthday Doc! 75th birthday celebration of trumpeter Doc Severinsen with Erich Kunzel, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra and special suprise guests.

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P.O. Box 103
Evanston IL 60204-0103