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College’s music department presents Choral Invitational Festival

College’s music department presents Choral Invitational Festival

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North Central College’s music department presents its annual Choral Invitational Festival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Wentz Concert Hall.

The festival features performances by the College’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and Chamber Singers with guest ensembles Riverside-Brookfield Madrigal Singers and Wheaton Academy Women’s Chorale. The varied repertoire includes contemporary, folk, sacred, classical and early century music and a concert finale of combined choruses performing the majestic “Finale from ‘The Gondoliers’” by Gilbert and Sullivan.



Women’s Chorale presents “Finale!” May 24

Women’s Chorale presents “Finale!” May 24

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The North Central College Women’s Chorale presents its final concert of the season—an eclectic mix of repertoire and farewell to graduating seniors at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in Wentz Concert Hall.



Women’s Chorale announces raffle prize winner

Women’s Chorale announces raffle prize winner

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The Women’s Chorale has been raising funds during fall term toward its concert tour to Ireland June 12-19, 2012. The fundraiser—which included a raffle prize of a four-day, three-night trip to Paris for two—culminated in a drawing by Benna Wilde after the Homecoming Concert on Sunday, Nov. 13. The winner was Sharon Falco.

When the Women’s Chorale embarks on its second tour abroad, the ensemble will give performances in Dublin, Galway and Killarney and visit the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and the urban life of Dublin.



Explore the sounds of music

Explore the sounds of music

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Several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles will perform in Wentz Concert Hall—from every possible location—at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. “Explore the Sound III” will feature the 45-voice Women’s Chorale and the 17-voice mixed Chamber Singers—both under the direction of Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music—and the 55-voice Cardinal Chorus, under the direction of Jacqueline Schutt.



Jazz and Women’s Chorale give final concerts May 19, 20

Jazz and Women’s Chorale give final concerts May 19, 20

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The Jazz Studies program presents its spring Great Evening of Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, and the Women’s Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Both concerts will take place in Wentz Concert Hall. A Great Evening of Jazz will feature Jazz Combos and Chamber Jazz Ensembles led by John McLean, Mitch Paliga, Jack Mouse, Doug Scharf and Frank Caruso; the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Janice Borla; the NCC Big Band and the Jazz Trombone Group under the direction of T.S.



Explore the sounds of music with choral and instrumental ensembles

Explore the sounds of music with choral and instrumental ensembles

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The Feb. 23 concert brings together several of the College’s ensembles, performing in every possible location—from the side balconies, aisles, sound chambers, side stairways, loft, stage and more—in Wentz Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The lineup includes the new Cardinal Chorus, conducted by Jacqueline Schutt; Concert Choir, led by visiting conductor Jon Warfel; String Ensemble directed by Mara Gallagher; Flute Choir directed by Marie Bennett; and solo saxophonist Lawrence Van Oyen and percussionist Benjamin Wahlund.



Composer in residence gives lecture Feb. 11, premieres work with Women’s Chorale Feb. 13

Composer in residence gives lecture Feb. 11, premieres work with Women’s Chorale Feb. 13

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Chicago composer and former North Central music faculty member James Falzone will perform and host a free lecture, “who if not I: Creativity, Conscience and the Genesis of Ideas,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Koten Chapel. Falzone is in residence at North Central College on Feb. 11-12, visiting classes, speaking with students and attending rehearsals for the world premiere of a classical music piece commissioned to commemorate the College’s three-year focus on global environmental change.



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