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"Hodie" by Ralph Vaughn Williams (Northwest of Chicago)

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Hodie by Ralph Vaughn Williams
Sunday, January 15, 4:00 PM
Raue Center for the Arts
26 North Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL
Three choirs from north suburban Chicago are uniting to perform this dramatic and not-so-often heard work.  Voices In Harmony, directed by Steven Szalaj, the choir from Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Libertyville), directed by Randy Casey, and an ensemble from the Red Rose Children's Choir of Lake County, directed by Sharon Augsburger and Jacquelyn Negus.  The performance will be accompanied by a 35-piece orchestra.
Featured soloists include:
Lisanne Barnes-Seymour, Soprano
Peder Reiff, Tenor
Richad Ziebarth, Bass-Baritone
Hodie (This Day) is a one-hour composition for chorus, orchestra, children's choir and soloists that tells the Christmas Story from the Nativity through Epiphany.  It is told with narrative texts from the Gospels and poetic reflections by Miles Coverdale, George Herbert and Ursula Vaughn Williams.  All are set to Vaughn Williams' inimitable music with color, sensitivity and dramatic power.
For more information about the concert and links to the soloist's biographies see:
Tickets are $18/$15 and available from the Raue Center Box Office, 815-356-9212.  Tickets will be available at the door.
Join us for a performance that is worth making the trip, performed in a beautiful venue.
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