Classical ConcertsOur 2023-2024 Season
Our 2023-24 Season
Our classical concerts are performed throughout the Chicago south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. We invite you to join us for these FREE FAMILY concerts!
Free-will donations are gratefully accepted.
Of Hope, Healing & Discovery
A concert inspiring, hope, healing, and reflection.
Discover masterful composers of today in this concert that explores themes of hope, healing, joyfulness, spirituality, reflection, and nature. Featured prominently are African American composers Margaret Bonds and Rosephanye Powell and other leading women composers, including Carol Barnett, Gwyneth Walker, Barbara Baker, and Susan LaBarr, alongside renowned composers of Art Music such as Dan Forrest, Christopher Tin, Frank Ticheli, and Stephen Paulis. Renowned authors e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, the Old and New Testaments and others offer inspiring texts to these award-winning composers.
Together, we will experience the rich traditions of Spirituals and feel the music down in our souls.
Accompanied by pianist Marilyn Bourgeois.
October 8, 2023 4pm
Christ Our Savior Parish, South Holland, IL
880 E. 154th St, South Holland, IL 60473
A Mass for Troubled Times
A Call for Peace
We certainly live in troubled times. This concert celebrates the amazing things God has given us, things to be thankful for, and a cry for peace in the world. The concert presents the stirring work “i thank You God for most this amazing day” by Dan Forrest (text by e.e. cummings), paired with the “Mass for Troubled Times” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Written in 1798 when the world was in turbulent times with Napoleon’s army challenging European powers, this work is considered by many scholars to be Haydn’s greatest single composition. It is a Masterwork for the ages.
The power of the human voice can change the world. Our voices resound in glorious harmony and in one accord as we conclude the Mass exclaiming, “DONA NOBIS PACEM!” – GIVE US PEACE!
Franz Joseph Haydn
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