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Messiah  – Bella Voce with Callipygian Players
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Messiah – Bella Voce with Callipygian Players

The breeziest of the bunch with a period band and rapid tempi that doesn't hinder this flexible chamber choir.  BONUS: there is no way you will tire of the vocal soloists while arias are divided amongst thirteen members of the choir.  ADDED BONUS:  Concertmaster Martin Davids is the personification of sprezzatura.

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Opus 327 presents Bella Voce & Ars Antigua - Henry Purcell's Hail! Bright Cecilia
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Opus 327 presents Bella Voce & Ars Antigua - Henry Purcell's Hail! Bright Cecilia

One of the finest of the Purcell odes with the delightful arias "Thou tun'st this world" and "Wondrous machine!" performed by Chicago's premiere chamber choir Bella Voce and period instrument band Ars Antigua conducted by Andrew Lewis.  

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Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents: A Chekhov Trio
Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents: A Chekhov Trio

Something to check out for fans of local hero David Govertsen, fans of soprano-assoluta-in-training Mary Lutz Govertsen, fans of Chicago's sweetheart Anne Slovin, and fans of Chekhov and/or Dominick Argento.  That pretty much covers everyone visiting this website, no?

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Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents: A Chekhov Trio
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents: A Chekhov Trio

Something to check out for fans of local hero David Govertsen, fans of soprano-assoluta-in-training Mary Lutz Govertsen, fans of Chicago's sweetheart Anne Slovin, and fans of Chekhov and/or Dominick Argento.  That pretty much covers everyone visiting this website, no?

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Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents: A Chekhov Trio
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents: A Chekhov Trio

Something to check out for fans of local hero David Govertsen, fans of soprano-assoluta-in-training Mary Lutz Govertsen, fans of Chicago's sweetheart Anne Slovin, and fans of Chekhov and/or Dominick Argento.  That pretty much covers everyone visiting this website, no?

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Bienen School of Music presents soprano Madison Leonard with pianist Alan Darling
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Bienen School of Music presents soprano Madison Leonard with pianist Alan Darling

Alumna of the elite Merola Opera Program in San Francisco and recent winner of the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum competition, Madison recently triumphed as Susanna in Northwestern University's School of Music production of Le Nozze di Figaro. A young soprano with a bright future - hear her in a free recital before she begins her apprenticeship this summer at Des Moines Metro Opera.

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Matthew Polenzani - Vocal Master Class at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Matthew Polenzani - Vocal Master Class at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

Steve Winn of the San Francisco Classical Voice praises tenor Matthew Polenzani’s “torrent of magnificent sound…from the sonorous, deep pedal points of his low notes to the glittering, high shine at the upper reaches.” He is the recipient of the 2004 Richard Tucker Award and the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 Beverly Sills Artist Award. His 2014-15 season included his return to London’s Royal Opera House for Idomeneo, productions of Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera, L’elisir d’amore and Die Zauberflöte at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, and his Opernhaus Zurich debut in La traviata. 2015-16 season highlights include appearances in Don Giovanni at Opéra national de Paris, productions of Werther in Munich and Vienna, and Les pêcheurs de perles andRoberto Devereux at the Metropolitan Opera.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID. 

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Bienen School of Music present- Matthew Polenzani and Alan Darling: Die Schöne Müllerin
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Bienen School of Music present- Matthew Polenzani and Alan Darling: Die Schöne Müllerin

If you have never heard Die Schöne Müllerin before, this will be a defining performance of it.  The collaborators are of the highest quality. Polenzani has the technique and intelligence to make this something very special and he could not have been paired with a more sensitive and brilliant pianist.

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Bella Voce presents Faire Is the Heaven: The Sequel
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bella Voce presents Faire Is the Heaven: The Sequel

Dr. Christine Kraemer, organ

Bella Voce performs Anglican masterpieces for choir & organ by such composers as William Harris, William Walton, H. Balfour Gardiner, Herbert Howells, and more with Dr. Christine Kraemer, organist of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston.

Only one performance, presented in collaboration with The Diapason Magazine and Opus 327.

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BCE + CME present a David Lang world premiere: a house
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

BCE + CME present a David Lang world premiere: a house

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If the choral community has a rock star conductor, Philadelphia-based The Crossing's Donald Nally would certainly be one of them.  The work he does with the students of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music is on par with some of the nation's top professional ensembles.  If you are a fan of contemporary choral works, this is a not to be missed.  

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The Newberry Consort presents Juan de Lienas Vespers
Apr
10
3:00 PM15:00

The Newberry Consort presents Juan de Lienas Vespers

Very Early Music.  Girl Power.  The Newberry Consort reassembles their stylish all-female band of singer and instrumentalists, the Celestial Sirens, including  early music diva Ellen Hargis and the amazing Salome Sandoval, soprano, lutenist, and guitarist.

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