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Our 73rd Season: 2008-2009

This Season featured three different conductors, the final candidates for the open position of Music Director.

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Concert 1:   Sunday November 13, 2008 3:00 p.m. • Parish Church of St. Luke • 939 Hinman Avenue,  Evanston, IL

“The Extraordinary Ordinary”

Julia Davids, Conductor

Giovanni Palestrina: Kyrie, Missa papae marcellli
Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria
Michael Horvitt: Even When God is Silent
W. A. Mozart: Credo from Mass in C major K258
Franz Schubert: Sanctus from Mass in G major
Franz Schubert: Benedictus from Mass in G Major
Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Robert Ray: Lamb of God from Gospel Mass
J. S. Bach: Dona Nobis Pacem from Mass in B minor

Featuring

Laura Heimes, soprano, Nina Heebink, mezzo-soprano, Trevór Mitchell, tenor, and Nikolas Wenzel, baritone

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Concert 2:   Sunday March 1, 2008 3:00 p.m. • Parish Church of St. Luke • 939 Hinman Avenue,  Evanston, IL

“Music for the Soul”

David Štech, Conductor

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Blgoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda (Bless the Lord, O My Soul) from the All-Night Vigil, Op. 37
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9

Featuring

Amanda Tarver, mezzo-soprano, Stephen Alltop, organ, Kristin Lelm, soprano,  and Eric Miranda, bass-baritone

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Concert 3:   Sunday May 31, 2008 3:00 p.m. • Parish Church of St. Luke • 939 Hinman Avenue,  Evanston, IL

“Ethereal Light”

David Edelfelt, Conductor

Gabriel Fauré: Pavane; Après un rêve
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem (Rutter edition)

Featuring

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano,   and Robert Orth, baritone

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