Lyric Opera of Chicago

A Wondrous Sound: The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season

For immediate release:
Monday, August 4, 2014

A Wondrous Sound:
The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season  

September 12 at 7 pm at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church  

November 22 at 3 pm at Evanston’s Alice Millar Chapel    

 

Program includes excerpts from Il Trovatore, Anna Bolena,
Tosca
, and Carousel

CHICAGO – This fall, the Lyric Opera Chorus will give two special concerts that will feature the world-class ensemble performing operatic excerpts from Lyric’s 60th-anniversary season. Led by Chorus Master Michael Black, the Chorus will perform at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church (North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place) on Friday, September 12 at 7 pm and at Evanston’s Alice Millar Chapel (1870 N. Sheridan Rd.) on Saturday, November 22 at 3 pm.

The concert’s selections from Lyric’s upcoming 2014-15 season include excerpts from Anna Bolena, Tosca, Carousel, and the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, as well as beloved choral favorites from Nabucco, Macbeth, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, and Fidelio, among others.

“The Lyric Opera Chorus is one of the best in the world. These special concerts highlight the ensemble’s incredible virtuosity, musicianship, and splendor, in two venues perfectly suited for choral performance,” said Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director.

“I’ve wanted to showcase our wonderful chorus for some time now and do so with repertoire in which they excel. They are an opera chorus, and an incredibly fine one at that, and should be seen and heard singing opera,” said Black. “Soloists from the chorus will perform throughout the concert so that audiences can also get to know the many wonderful individual voices that make up this remarkable ensemble.”

Tickets are $20 (general admission) and are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lyricopera.org/wondrous-sound or call 312-827-5600.

Complete Program Details

A Wondrous Sound: The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season  
Lyric Opera Chorus 
Michael Black, chorus master 
Jerad Mosbey, piano

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7 pm  
Fourth Presbyterian Church
North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place, Chicago 

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 3 pm  
Alice Millar Chapel
Northwestern University
1870 N. Sheridan Rd., Evanston 

MOZART   “Placido è il,” mar from Idomeneo 
BEETHOVEN “O welche Lust” from Fidelio 
VERDI   “Va pensiero” from Nabucco 
VERDI   “Patria oppressa” from Macbeth 
VERDI  “Vedi, le fosche” (Anvil Chorus) from Il Trovatore 
J. STRAUSS, JR.   “Brüderlein” from Die Fledermaus 
BIZET   “Les voici, voici la quadrille” from Carmen 
PUCCINI   “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly 
DONIZETTI   “A voi supremo Giudice” from Anna Bolena 
MASCAGNI   “Easter Hymn” from Cavalleria Rusticana 
GIORDANO   “Shepherdess Chorus” from Andrea Chénier 
MASCAGNI   “Inno al sole (Hymn to the Sun)” from Iris 
PUCCINI   “Te Deum” from Tosca 
RODGERS  “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel 
BERNSTEIN   “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide

Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Artists, programs, and prices subject to change

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lyricopera.org or call 312-827-5600  

 

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