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Music of the Americas

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Julia Davids, Music Director

The first concert of the North Shore Choral Society’s 2017-18 season aspired to present a wide variety of music that is influenced by the composers’ roots in their respective countries.

From the sun-soaked summer in Brazil to the pristine winter snow of Canada, singers and audience alike enjoyed the diverse compositional standpoints as expressed in this glorious music.


Christianne Rushton, mezzo soprano
Francisco L. Malespin, cello
Sharon Rich Peterson, piano/organ




Salmo 150, Ernani Aguiar

Magnificat-Alleluia, Heitor Villa-Lobos

Instructions, Jeff Enns, poetry by Jean Janzen

Instructions for Advent
Instructions for Epiphany
Instructions for Lent
Instructions for Eastertide
Instructions for Ordinary Time

Fern Hill, John Corigliano, poem by Dylan Thomas

Snow Angel, Sarah Quartel

1. Prologue
2. Creatures of Light
3. God Will Give Orders / 4. Sweet Child
5. Snow Angel

Aquela Modinha que o Villa não Escreveu, Francisco Mignone, arr. Hugo Pilger

Verano Porteño, Astor Piazzolla, arr. Oscar Escalada

Alma Llanera, Pedro Gutiérrez, arr. Angel Sauce

Song of the Land, Brown, Emerson, and Morrison, arr. Jeff Enns

Saint John Brebeuf Church , 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, IL


Image Credit: “Along the River” by Mandy Budan,