Dr. Ramona Wis, Conductor
The Women’s Chorale has earned a reputation for a warm, expressive sound and innovative concert programming and staging. Members are chosen by audition and represent all academic degree programs and classes. The Chorale has sung with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, professional choruses Bella Voce and Vox Caelestis, and toured Ireland in 2012 and France, Germany, and Austria in 2009. The Chorale regularly premiers new music and has commissioned pieces by James Mulholland, James Falzone, and Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky.
In celebration of its 25th year and with gratitude for a generous gift by Dr. Myron Wentz, the Women’s Chorale toured and presented performances in New York City during spring break, March 14 through March 18, 2019. The 39-member ensemble, accompanied by faculty Dr. Ramona Wis (Founder/Conductor), Barbara Shiffler ’71 Vanderwall (Accompanist and Head of Piano Studies), and Linda Ogden ’71 Hagen (Head of Vocal Studies) presented performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and at Carnegie Hall. The tour also included visits to memorable sites such as the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and attendance at the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate.
"Radiant Sister of the Day" by David Brunner
"Gloria" by Ola Gjeilo