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Bradley University Chorale Spring Tour of Northern Illinois

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Dr. John Jost and the Bradley University Chorale cordially invite northern Illinois choral music fans to come hear us perform this weekend at any of the following venues (we will also sing in several schools):
 
Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Jont Concert with Dixon High School Choir
First United Methodist Church
202 S. Peoria, Dixon
 
Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm
Concert at Rockford Second Congregational Church
318 N. Church St., Rockford
 
Sunday, March 11, 10:30 a.m.
Service at Rockford Second Congregational Church         
 
Sunday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Concert at Unity Temple
875 Lake St., Oak Park
 
 
Program:
 
PRELUDE
 
     George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata, Opus 5, No. 1, in A Major
         Andante; Allegro
 
I. INVOCATIONS: CHAMBER SINGERS, CHORALE, & STRINGS
 
     Giovanni Antonio Rigatti: Laudate Dominum
 
     Ola Gjeilo: Ubi Caritas
 
     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Veni Sancte Spiritus
 
II. LAMENTS, LEGENDS, AND DECLARATIONS: CHORALE
 
     Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five English Folk Songs
           1.  The Dark-Eyed Sailor
           2.  The Springtime of the Year
           3.  Just as the Tide was Flowing
           4.  The Lover’s Ghost
 
     Béla Bartók: Four Slovak Folk Songs            
1.  Wedding Song from Poniky           
2.  Song of the Hayharvesters from Hiade
3.  Dancing Song from Medzibrod
            4.  Dancing Song from Poniky
 
     Péter Louis van Dijk: Chariots
 
INTERLUDE: STRINGS
 
      George Frideric Handel: Trio Sonata, Opus 5, No. 1 in A Major
            Larghetto; Allegro; Gavotte
 
III. SONGS OF LOVE AND DEVOTION: CHAMBER SINGERS
 
     Charles V. Stanford: English Part Songs to Elizabethan Texts
          1.  Diaphenia (Damelus’ song to his Diaphenia)
          2.  Corydon, Arise (Phyllida’s love-call to her Corydon, and his replying)
 
     Robert Grenier: Epithalamia
           3.  Love’s Philosophy
           5.  Will You Marry Me?
 
     Gabriel Fauré, arranged by Jeremy Landig: Pavane
 
IV.  CELEBRATIONS: CHORALE
 
     Dickens Princivil: Kouzen
 
     Arranged by Harry Somers: Songs of the Newfoundland Outports
            5. Si j’avais le bateau
 
V.  BENEDICTION: CHORALE
 
    John Rutter: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
 
 
The Bradley University Chorale is one of four auditioned choral ensembles at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  In the recent past the Chorale has made seven European concert tours, including a tour to Denmark and Norway in May of 2010.  The Chorale has sung in cathedrals, churches, schools, and concert halls throughout the United States and has had the honor of performing for state and regional music education and choral music conferences.
 
The Bradley Chamber Singers is a select ensemble that studies and performs primarily early music but also music from other periods, including vocal jazz.   The group performs often for school and community events.
 
 
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