The Lyric Opera Chorus Concert Preview - Friday, Sept. 12 at 7pm

 

The Lyric Opera Chorus will give its first of two special concerts this Friday, September 12, at 7pm at the beautiful Fourth Presbyterian Church (North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place) on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Tickets are still available and cost just $20.

Friday’s performance will feature the world-class ensemble performing operatic excerpts from Lyric’s 60th-anniversary season. Led by Chorus Master Michael Black, the Lyric Opera Chorus will perform excerpts from Anna BolenaTosca,Carousel, and the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, as well as beloved choral favorites from NabuccoMacbethMadama ButterflyCarmenDie Fledermaus, and Fidelio, among others. (The program will be repeated on Sat., Nov. 22, in Evanston.)

 

 

“The Lyric Opera Chorus is one of the best in the world. These special concerts highlight the ensemble’s incredible virtuosity, musicianship, and splendor, in two venues perfectly suited for choral performance,” said Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director.

“I’ve wanted to showcase our wonderful chorus for some time now and do so with repertoire in which they excel. They are an opera chorus, and an incredibly fine one at that, and should be seen and heard singing opera,” said Black. “Soloists from the chorus will perform throughout the concert so that audiences can also get to know the many wonderful individual voices that make up this remarkable ensemble.”

 

 

Tickets are $20 (general admission) and are on sale now for Friday’s concert and for the Nov. 22 concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event web page lyricopera.org/wondrous-sound or call 312-827-5600. Tickets will also be available at the door on Fri., Sept. 12.

Complete Program Details

A Wondrous Sound: The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season
Lyric Opera Chorus
Michael Black
, chorus master
Jerad Mosbey, piano

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7pm
Fourth Presbyterian Church
North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place, Chicago

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 3pm
Alice Millar Chapel
Northwestern University
1870 N. Sheridan Rd., Evanston

MASCAGNI   “Inno al sole”  (Hymn to the Sun) from Iris
MOZART   “Placido è il mar”  from Idomeneo
BEETHOVEN “O welche Lust” from Fidelio
VERDI   “Va pensiero” from Nabucco
VERDI   “Patria oppressa” from Macbeth
VERDI  “Vedi! le fosche notture spoglie” (Anvil Chorus) from Il Trovatore
J. STRAUSS, JR.   “Brüderlein” from Die Fledermaus
BIZET   “Les voici, voici la quadrille” from Carmen
PUCCINI   “Coro a bocca chiusa” (Humming Chorus) from Madama Butterfly
DONIZETTI   “A voi supremo Giudice” from Anna Bolena
MASCAGNI   “Easter Hymn” from Cavalleria Rusticana
GIORDANO   “Shepherdess Chorus” from Andrea Chénier
PUCCINI   “Te Deum” from Tosca
RODGERS  “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel
BERNSTEIN   “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide

Tickets: $20 (general admission) 

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