Choral music is not one of life’s frills. It’s something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls. You express, when you sing, your soul in song. And when you get together with a group of other singers, it becomes more than the sum of the parts. All of those people are pouring out their hearts and souls in perfect harmony, which is kind of an emblem for what we need in this world, when so much of the world is at odds with itself…that just to express, in symbolic terms, what it’s like when human beings are in harmony. That’s a lesson for our times and for all time.
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Hinsdale, Ill. – April 5, 2016 – The Hinsdale Chorale will perform “Harmonic Impressions,” the group’s annual spring concert, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of LaGrange, 203 S. Kensington, LaGrange. The concert is presented under the direction of Hinsdale Chorale Music Director and Conductor Bruce Hall and accompanied by Kathy Christian. Under Hall’s direction since the fall of 2014, the Chorale has swelled to a total of 28 voices from 17 different communities in Chicago’s western suburbs.
The program is an eclectic harmonic mix, beginning with a clever arrangement of British Baroque composer Henry Purcell's "Music for a While" with the Chorale serving as orchestra. Selections from music theater and opera will also be featured, including Philip Glass' "Akhnaten," Leonard Bernstein's "Candide," and Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land." In addition, the program includes music composed or arranged by Illinois composers Frank Ferko, Paul Caldwell, and the Chorale’s very own bass section member Allan Peterson.
“I am thrilled to conclude my second season with the wonderful Hinsdale Chorale,” said Hall. “Inspired by our tremendous growth over the last two years, we have chosen a challenging and diverse group of works. This concert has been described as full of encores; we only need to decide which one to choose!”
Tickets for “Harmonic Impressions” are $15 for adults / $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.hinsdalechorale.org or call 312-510-1823.
This program is partially sponsored by a grant from the
llinois Arts Council Agency.