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Dank Haus: Marunde Ballroom
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 7:00 PM
Eat, drink, and be merry in fine Renaissance fashion at a grand fundraiser event this February. A hearty multiple course meal and a full program of entertainment will warm up the winter night. There is something for everyone in this 'madrigal dinner' extravaganza, featuring delicious food, sumptuous costumes, beautiful music, hysterical improv comedy, historical trivia, juggling, dance, and more. This dinner event showcases the best of over a millennium of German culture in an amusing, accessible style, imitating feasts in medieval castles of old. Raise a cup of wassail with us!

The concept is simple: 16 royal figures from European history, returning to earth for one night of merry -making. Local vocal group VOX 3 Collective, with lutenist Brandon Acker and other guest musicians, portray some of the most recognizable rulers of Germanic lands (including Charlemagne, Ludwig II, and Maria Theresa Habsburg) as they sing tunes by Morley, Dowland, Senfl, and Lassus. If you enjoy food, music, and comedy, you will have all three in abundance at this not-to-be-missed event.

The "Mad Regals" Dinner is held at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 27. $70 tickets include a seated 3-course dinner and entertainment. 8-person premium seating tables (including 2 bottles of wine) are available for $800. Proceeds support educational and cultural programming at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center.
Presenters: Dank Haus; VOX 3 Collective
Senfl: Das Gläut zu Speyer
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Senfl: Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Morley: Now is the month of maying
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Passereau: Il est bel et bon
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Dowland: Come again! Sweet love
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Mundy: Were I a King
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Mantovano: Lirum bililirum
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Gastoldi: Amor vittorioso
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie King (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Dennis Kalup (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Wesoloski (Baritone); Jonathan Wilson (Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schein: Sieh da, mein lieber Corridon
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Mary Lutz Govertsen (Soprano); Brandon Acker (Lute)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Preston Bradley Center: Auditorium
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 7:30 PM
Drama & Power. Chorus & Orchestra. A Gala Performance of a Perennial Favorite in a Hidden Architectural Gem!

Christopher Owen, chorus master for acclaimed performances of Requiems by Fauré and Mozart in past seasons, leads the combined vocal and instrumental forces of Northeastern Illinois University, Lakeview Orchestra, and VOX 3 Collective in a grand performance of Carl Orff’s dramatic, powerful Carmina Burana (1936). One of the most familiar classical works of the 20th century, Carmina Burana sets old Latin and middle German texts, often of a bawdy and irreverent nature. Moving from flowery spring vales to revelry in dark taverns, Orff’s musical setting is rhythmically driven and features intentionally archaic melodic and harmonic themes. Paired with choral and symphonic works that individually feature the talents of each ensemble, this evening will be a musical treat for all! Companion pieces include Ola Gjeilo’s pulsing, profound 2011 setting of the poem “Dark Night of the Soul” by St. John of the Cross.

Carmina Burana is performed at the historic and beautiful Preston Bradley Center in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, 941 W. Lawrence Avenue. Admission is free, though a suggested donation of $15 is welcomed. The program will also be performed Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30pm in the Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, with NEIU faculty soloists.

Performers include:
Juliet Petrus, soprano
Brian von Rueden, baritone
Christopher S. Owen, conductor
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; Northeastern Illinois University; VOX 3 Collective
Orff: Carmina Burana
Artists: Juliet Petrus (Soprano); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising; Northeastern Illinois University Choruses; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Christopher S. Owen
Gjeilo: Dark Night of the Soul
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Kay Kim (Piano)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Christopher S. Owen
Northeastern Illinois University: Auditorium
Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 7:30 PM
Drama & Power. Chorus & Orchestra. A Gala Performance of a Perennial Favorite in a Hidden Architectural Gem!

Christopher Owen, chorus master for acclaimed performances of Requiems by Fauré and Mozart in past seasons, leads the combined vocal and instrumental forces of Northeastern Illinois University, Lakeview Orchestra, and VOX 3 Collective in a grand performance of Carl Orff’s dramatic, powerful Carmina Burana (1936). One of the most familiar classical works of the 20th century, Carmina Burana sets old Latin and middle German texts, often of a bawdy and irreverent nature. Moving from flowery spring vales to revelry in dark taverns, Orff’s musical setting is rhythmically driven and features intentionally archaic melodic and harmonic themes. Paired with choral and symphonic works that individually feature the talents of each ensemble, this evening will be a musical treat for all! Companion pieces include Ola Gjeilo’s pulsing, profound 2011 setting of the poem “Dark Night of the Soul” by St. John of the Cross.

Carmina Burana is performed at the historic and beautiful Preston Bradley Center in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, 941 W. Lawrence Avenue. Admission is free, though a suggested donation of $15 is welcomed. The program will also be performed Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30pm in the Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, with NEIU faculty soloists.

Performers include:
Juliet Petrus, soprano
Brian von Rueden, baritone
Christopher S. Owen, conductor
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; Northeastern Illinois University; VOX 3 Collective
Orff: Carmina Burana
Artists: Juliet Petrus (Soprano); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising; Northeastern Illinois University Choruses; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Christopher S. Owen
Gjeilo: Dark Night of the Soul
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Kay Kim (Piano)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Christopher S. Owen
PianoForte Studios
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 2:00 PM
VOX 3 Collective presents an extended “open house” afternoon of art song to benefit The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive, an online repository of classical song texts and translations. Begun as a small project in 1995, amateur and professional singers around the world use this valuable resource to discover new repertoire, assist in translating poetic texts, or assemble thematic threads. We begin our season with this treasure trove concert of Lieder, to help keep this site alive!

Over 30 of Chicago’s finest young singers offer vital, engaging performances of song repertoire spanning over 200 years and 7 languages. Included are featured song cycles by Gustav Mahler (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), Libby Larsen (Try Me, Good King), and Francis Poulenc (Fiançailles pour rire). Assorted works by Satie, Dell’acqua, and Debussy; Schumann, Schubert, and Brahms; Sibelius and Stenhammar; Gordon, Duke, Heggie, and Mehldau; Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, and Alabiev round out the program. Drop in for a few moments, or stay the whole afternoon in the elegant, comfortable new space at PianoForte Chicago.

Liederpalooza is presented from 2:00-5:00pm on Saturday, September 6 at PianoForte Chicago, 1335 S Michigan Avenue. Music Director James Morehead and acclaimed Russian pianist Irina Feoktistova accompany the numerous vocalists. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Lieder.Net, The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive.
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire
Artists: Natalie Cochran (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Artists: Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Sara Litchfield (Mezzo Soprano); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Larsen: Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII
Artists: Jenny Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Kelsey Harris (Soprano); Laura Perkett (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death
Artists: Gabriel Di Gennaro (Baritone); Irina Feoktistova (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schubert: Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Debussy: Apparition
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Irina Feoktistova (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Debussy: Coquetterie posthume
Artists: Anne Slovin (Soprano); Irina Feoktistova (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Rachmaninov: Songs (12), Op. 21
Artists: Michele Braché Agpalo (Soprano); Irina Feoktistova (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Gordon: Once I Was
Artists: Malia Ropp (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Duke: Three Gothic Ballads
Artists: Douglas Balkin (Bass Baritone); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Satie: Je te veux
Artists: Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Stenhammar: Sju Dikter
Artists: Ian Hosack (Baritone); Irina Feoktistova (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Vittum Theater
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen, based on the 1724 comedy by Ludvig Holberg. Known now as the Danish national opera, this light-hearted comedy centers on the titular masquerade, a place where all may abandon the constraints of their rigid society, experiencing instead the Enlightenment ideals of liberty and equality. As the servant Henrik (a forebear of Beaumarchais’ Figaro) notes, the masquerade offers a sense of joie de vivre in a land where life is often cold and gloomy.

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young lovers who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball and exchange rings. When Leander tells his valet of his newfound love, complications arise due to arranged marriages and meddling fathers. Though revelry at the night’s masquerade has been forbidden, naturally all slink off to enjoy dancing and delights. In the end, all is revealed to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. The final scene of the opera shows a bittersweet recognition of human mortality, and the importance of finding happiness to brighten it.

The opera will be performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production is co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg. The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. Performances will take place at 7:30pm on January 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, & 25, 2014 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble. Advance tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.vittumtheater.org/maskarade-masquerade.html.
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Megan Cook (Soprano); Cat Hall (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Jennifer Schuler (Soprano); Alison Wahl (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Ronald Fox (Tenor); Leslie Hall (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Paul W Thompson (Tenor); Zachary Vanderburg (Tenor); Zachary Elmassian (Baritone); Daniel Grambow (Baritone); Chungers Kim (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Ruger (Baritone); Gabriel Di Gennaro (Bass Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Gregory Hughes
Vittum Theater
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 24 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen, based on the 1724 comedy by Ludvig Holberg. Known now as the Danish national opera, this light-hearted comedy centers on the titular masquerade, a place where all may abandon the constraints of their rigid society, experiencing instead the Enlightenment ideals of liberty and equality. As the servant Henrik (a forebear of Beaumarchais’ Figaro) notes, the masquerade offers a sense of joie de vivre in a land where life is often cold and gloomy.

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young lovers who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball and exchange rings. When Leander tells his valet of his newfound love, complications arise due to arranged marriages and meddling fathers. Though revelry at the night’s masquerade has been forbidden, naturally all slink off to enjoy dancing and delights. In the end, all is revealed to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. The final scene of the opera shows a bittersweet recognition of human mortality, and the importance of finding happiness to brighten it.

The opera will be performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production is co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg. The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. Performances will take place at 7:30pm on January 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, & 25, 2014 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble. Advance tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.vittumtheater.org/maskarade-masquerade.html.
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Megan Cook (Soprano); Cat Hall (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Jennifer Schuler (Soprano); Alison Wahl (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Ronald Fox (Tenor); Leslie Hall (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Paul W Thompson (Tenor); Zachary Vanderburg (Tenor); Zachary Elmassian (Baritone); Daniel Grambow (Baritone); Chungers Kim (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Ruger (Baritone); Gabriel Di Gennaro (Bass Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Gregory Hughes
Vittum Theater
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen, based on the 1724 comedy by Ludvig Holberg. Known now as the Danish national opera, this light-hearted comedy centers on the titular masquerade, a place where all may abandon the constraints of their rigid society, experiencing instead the Enlightenment ideals of liberty and equality. As the servant Henrik (a forebear of Beaumarchais’ Figaro) notes, the masquerade offers a sense of joie de vivre in a land where life is often cold and gloomy.

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young lovers who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball and exchange rings. When Leander tells his valet of his newfound love, complications arise due to arranged marriages and meddling fathers. Though revelry at the night’s masquerade has been forbidden, naturally all slink off to enjoy dancing and delights. In the end, all is revealed to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. The final scene of the opera shows a bittersweet recognition of human mortality, and the importance of finding happiness to brighten it.

The opera will be performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production is co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg. The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. Performances will take place at 7:30pm on January 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, & 25, 2014 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble. Advance tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.vittumtheater.org/maskarade-masquerade.html.
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Megan Cook (Soprano); Cat Hall (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Jennifer Schuler (Soprano); Alison Wahl (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Ronald Fox (Tenor); Leslie Hall (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Paul W Thompson (Tenor); Zachary Vanderburg (Tenor); Zachary Elmassian (Baritone); Daniel Grambow (Baritone); Chungers Kim (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Ruger (Baritone); Gabriel Di Gennaro (Bass Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Gregory Hughes
Vittum Theater
Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen, based on the 1724 comedy by Ludvig Holberg. Known now as the Danish national opera, this light-hearted comedy centers on the titular masquerade, a place where all may abandon the constraints of their rigid society, experiencing instead the Enlightenment ideals of liberty and equality. As the servant Henrik (a forebear of Beaumarchais’ Figaro) notes, the masquerade offers a sense of joie de vivre in a land where life is often cold and gloomy.

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young lovers who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball and exchange rings. When Leander tells his valet of his newfound love, complications arise due to arranged marriages and meddling fathers. Though revelry at the night’s masquerade has been forbidden, naturally all slink off to enjoy dancing and delights. In the end, all is revealed to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. The final scene of the opera shows a bittersweet recognition of human mortality, and the importance of finding happiness to brighten it.

The opera will be performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production is co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg. The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. Performances will take place at 7:30pm on January 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, & 25, 2014 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble. Advance tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.vittumtheater.org/maskarade-masquerade.html.
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Megan Cook (Soprano); Cat Hall (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Jennifer Schuler (Soprano); Alison Wahl (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Ronald Fox (Tenor); Leslie Hall (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Paul W Thompson (Tenor); Zachary Vanderburg (Tenor); Zachary Elmassian (Baritone); Daniel Grambow (Baritone); Chungers Kim (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Ruger (Baritone); Gabriel Di Gennaro (Bass Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Gregory Hughes
Vittum Theater
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen, based on the 1724 comedy by Ludvig Holberg. Known now as the Danish national opera, this light-hearted comedy centers on the titular masquerade, a place where all may abandon the constraints of their rigid society, experiencing instead the Enlightenment ideals of liberty and equality. As the servant Henrik (a forebear of Beaumarchais’ Figaro) notes, the masquerade offers a sense of joie de vivre in a land where life is often cold and gloomy.

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young lovers who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball and exchange rings. When Leander tells his valet of his newfound love, complications arise due to arranged marriages and meddling fathers. Though revelry at the night’s masquerade has been forbidden, naturally all slink off to enjoy dancing and delights. In the end, all is revealed to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. The final scene of the opera shows a bittersweet recognition of human mortality, and the importance of finding happiness to brighten it.

The opera will be performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production is co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg. The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. Performances will take place at 7:30pm on January 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, & 25, 2014 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble. Advance tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.vittumtheater.org/maskarade-masquerade.html.
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Megan Cook (Soprano); Cat Hall (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Jennifer Schuler (Soprano); Alison Wahl (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Ronald Fox (Tenor); Leslie Hall (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Paul W Thompson (Tenor); Zachary Vanderburg (Tenor); Zachary Elmassian (Baritone); Daniel Grambow (Baritone); Chungers Kim (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Ruger (Baritone); Gabriel Di Gennaro (Bass Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Gregory Hughes
Vittum Theater
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 18 January 2014 - 7:30 PM
Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen, based on the 1724 comedy by Ludvig Holberg. Known now as the Danish national opera, this light-hearted comedy centers on the titular masquerade, a place where all may abandon the constraints of their rigid society, experiencing instead the Enlightenment ideals of liberty and equality. As the servant Henrik (a forebear of Beaumarchais’ Figaro) notes, the masquerade offers a sense of joie de vivre in a land where life is often cold and gloomy.

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young lovers who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball and exchange rings. When Leander tells his valet of his newfound love, complications arise due to arranged marriages and meddling fathers. Though revelry at the night’s masquerade has been forbidden, naturally all slink off to enjoy dancing and delights. In the end, all is revealed to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. The final scene of the opera shows a bittersweet recognition of human mortality, and the importance of finding happiness to brighten it.

The opera will be performed in Danish with full set, direction, and costumes, in partnership with the Lakeview Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Hughes. The production is co-directed by Sally Eames and Brandon Hayes, with stage management by Lee Strausberg. The design team includes choreography by Craig Miller, costumes by Erin Gallagher, scenery by Erica Burger, and lighting by Jake Bray. Performances will take place at 7:30pm on January 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, & 25, 2014 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble. Advance tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.vittumtheater.org/maskarade-masquerade.html.
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenters: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Megan Cook (Soprano); Cat Hall (Soprano); Mallory Harding (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Jennifer Schuler (Soprano); Alison Wahl (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); April Salerno (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano); Ronald Fox (Tenor); Leslie Hall (Tenor); Brian Hoffman (Tenor); Joachim Luis (Tenor); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Paul W Thompson (Tenor); Zachary Vanderburg (Tenor); Zachary Elmassian (Baritone); Daniel Grambow (Baritone); Chungers Kim (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Peter Ruger (Baritone); Gabriel Di Gennaro (Bass Baritone); Joshua Poucher (Bass Baritone)
Ensembles: Lakeview Orchestra; VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: Gregory Hughes
Chicago Temple
Chicago, Illinois
Monday, 13 January 2014 - 7:30 PM


A program of cantatas and music for organ and strings by Danish-German composers Dieterich Buxtehude & Nicolaus Bruhns, vocal works by Heinrich Schütz and Georg Philipp Telemann, the 1620 Missa quinque vocum by Mogens Pedersøn, and assorted pieces by composers at the court of Denmark’s Christian IV. Performances are Thursday, January 9 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue, and Monday, January 13 at Chicago Temple, 77 W Washington.

"Cantate Domino" is part of VOX 3 Collective's "Music & Masquerades: Festival of Danish Art & Culture." For more information on other festival events, please visit: http://www.vox3.org/festival/

Performers include:

Laura Pinto, soprano
Karen Nussbaum, soprano
Elizabeth Shuman, soprano
Thomas Aláan, alto
Oliver Camacho, tenor
Brian von Rueden, baritone

Mark Shuldiner, organ & harpsichord
Kate Shuldiner, viola da gamba
Members & Guests of VOX 3 Collective
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Buxtehude: Herren vår Gud
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Thomas Aláan (Countertenor); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Carl Frank (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Pederson: Missa quinque vocum
Artists: Karen Nussbaum (Soprano); Thomas Aláan (Countertenor); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Carl Frank (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Buxtehude: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BuxWV 98
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Telemann: O hører, I ører, I folk som langt borte
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Buxtehude: Cantate Domino, BuxWV 12
Artists: Karen Nussbaum (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9/SWV 306-337
Artists: Thomas Aláan (Countertenor); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Krieger: 12 Sonatas
Artists: Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Bruhns: Mein Herz ist bereit
Artists: Carl Frank (Baritone); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 9 January 2014 - 7:30 PM


A program of cantatas and music for organ and strings by Danish-German composers Dieterich Buxtehude & Nicolaus Bruhns, vocal works by Heinrich Schütz and Georg Philipp Telemann, the 1620 Missa quinque vocum by Mogens Pedersøn, and assorted pieces by composers at the court of Denmark’s Christian IV. Performances are Thursday, January 9 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue, and Monday, January 13 at Chicago Temple, 77 W Washington.

"Cantate Domino" is part of VOX 3 Collective's "Music & Masquerades: Festival of Danish Art & Culture." For more information on other festival events, please visit: http://www.vox3.org/festival/

Performers include:

Laura Pinto, soprano
Karen Nussbaum, soprano
Elizabeth Shuman, soprano
Thomas Aláan, alto
Oliver Camacho, tenor
Brian von Rueden, baritone

Mark Shuldiner, organ & harpsichord
Kate Shuldiner, viola da gamba
Members & Guests of VOX 3 Collective
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Buxtehude: Herren vår Gud
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Thomas Aláan (Countertenor); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Carl Frank (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Pederson: Missa quinque vocum
Artists: Karen Nussbaum (Soprano); Thomas Aláan (Countertenor); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Carl Frank (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Buxtehude: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BuxWV 98
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Telemann: O hører, I ører, I folk som langt borte
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Buxtehude: Cantate Domino, BuxWV 12
Artists: Karen Nussbaum (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9/SWV 306-337
Artists: Thomas Aláan (Countertenor); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Krieger: 12 Sonatas
Artists: Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Bruhns: Mein Herz ist bereit
Artists: Carl Frank (Baritone); Mark Shuldiner (Harpsichord); Martin Davids (Violin); Kate Shuldiner (Viola da gamba)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Irving Park Lutheran Church
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 2:00 PM
The holiday season has inspired many musicians to great heights, with a wide variety of majestic masterpieces, jolly tunes, or contemplative, soul-searching melodies. VOX 3 Collective’s winter concert samples pieces from many genres, cultures, and eras. Included are art songs for piano and voice, describing the tree and hearth decked out in holiday best; rare duets for voice and organ; a lovely sacred Italian cantata with sprightly string accompaniment; and evocative choral odes depicting both winter chills and the joyous nativity. Featured composers include Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Cornelius, Gal, Bax, Gjeilo, Weyse, Chaminade, Niles, Gounod, Kodaly, and many more. This Christmas season, venture beyond the standard fare – and discover some amazing works to put you into a holiday mood!

There are four performances of this Christmas program, with performers and repertoire varying slightly. “Half-Spent was the Night” can be heard at the following places and dates:

St. Helena’s Episcopal in Burr Ridge
December 8, 3:00pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal in Evanston
December 13, 7:30pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Andersonville
December 14, 7:30pm
Irving Park Lutheran Church in Old Irving Park
December 15, 2:00pm

“Half-Spent Was The Night” is part of VOX 3 Collective’s “Music & Masquerades: Festival of Danish Art & Culture.” For more information on other festival events, please visit: http://www.vox3.org/festival/

Performers include:

Ashlee Hardgrave, soprano
Ian Hosack, baritone
Ashley Johnson, soprano
Michael Orlinsky, baritone
Laura Pinto, soprano
Peter Ruger, baritone
Brian von Rueden, baritone
Kathryn Wills, mezzo-soprano
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Gounod: Chantez Noel
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9/SWV 306-337
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Silberstein: Love Came Down at Christmas
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Cornelius: Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8
Artists: Malia Ropp (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Bax: A Christmas Carol
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Hill: Snowy Night
Artists: Ashlee Hardgrave (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Monteverdi: Angelus ad pastores ait
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Kodály: Adventi Enek
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Gjeilo: Away in a Manger
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 7:30 PM
The holiday season has inspired many musicians to great heights, with a wide variety of majestic masterpieces, jolly tunes, or contemplative, soul-searching melodies. VOX 3 Collective’s winter concert samples pieces from many genres, cultures, and eras. Included are art songs for piano and voice, describing the tree and hearth decked out in holiday best; rare duets for voice and organ; a lovely sacred Italian cantata with sprightly string accompaniment; and evocative choral odes depicting both winter chills and the joyous nativity. Featured composers include Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Cornelius, Gal, Bax, Gjeilo, Weyse, Chaminade, Niles, Gounod, Kodaly, and many more. This Christmas season, venture beyond the standard fare – and discover some amazing works to put you into a holiday mood!

There are four performances of this Christmas program, with performers and repertoire varying slightly. “Half-Spent was the Night” can be heard at the following places and dates:

St. Helena’s Episcopal in Burr Ridge
December 8, 3:00pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal in Evanston
December 13, 7:30pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Andersonville
December 14, 7:30pm
Irving Park Lutheran Church in Old Irving Park
December 15, 2:00pm

“Half-Spent Was The Night” is part of VOX 3 Collective’s “Music & Masquerades: Festival of Danish Art & Culture.” For more information on other festival events, please visit: http://www.vox3.org/festival/

Performers include:

Ashlee Hardgrave, soprano
Ian Hosack, baritone
Ashley Johnson, soprano
Michael Orlinsky, baritone
Laura Pinto, soprano
Peter Ruger, baritone
Brian von Rueden, baritone
Kathryn Wills, mezzo-soprano
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Gounod: Chantez Noel
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9/SWV 306-337
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Silberstein: Love Came Down at Christmas
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Cornelius: Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8
Artists: Malia Ropp (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Bax: A Christmas Carol
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Hill: Snowy Night
Artists: Ashlee Hardgrave (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Monteverdi: Angelus ad pastores ait
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Kodály: Adventi Enek
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Gjeilo: Away in a Manger
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Evanston, Illinois
Friday, 13 December 2013 - 7:30 PM
The holiday season has inspired many musicians to great heights, with a wide variety of majestic masterpieces, jolly tunes, or contemplative, soul-searching melodies. VOX 3 Collective’s winter concert samples pieces from many genres, cultures, and eras. Included are art songs for piano and voice, describing the tree and hearth decked out in holiday best; rare duets for voice and organ; a lovely sacred Italian cantata with sprightly string accompaniment; and evocative choral odes depicting both winter chills and the joyous nativity. Featured composers include Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Cornelius, Gal, Bax, Gjeilo, Weyse, Chaminade, Niles, Gounod, Kodaly, and many more. This Christmas season, venture beyond the standard fare – and discover some amazing works to put you into a holiday mood!

There are four performances of this Christmas program, with performers and repertoire varying slightly. “Half-Spent was the Night” can be heard at the following places and dates:

St. Helena’s Episcopal in Burr Ridge
December 8, 3:00pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal in Evanston
December 13, 7:30pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Andersonville
December 14, 7:30pm
Irving Park Lutheran Church in Old Irving Park
December 15, 2:00pm

“Half-Spent Was The Night” is part of VOX 3 Collective’s “Music & Masquerades: Festival of Danish Art & Culture.” For more information on other festival events, please visit: http://www.vox3.org/festival/

Performers include:

Ashlee Hardgrave, soprano
Ian Hosack, baritone
Ashley Johnson, soprano
Michael Orlinsky, baritone
Laura Pinto, soprano
Peter Ruger, baritone
Brian von Rueden, baritone
Kathryn Wills, mezzo-soprano
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Gounod: Chantez Noel
Artists: Katy Compton (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Kathryn Wills (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Schütz: Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9/SWV 306-337
Artists: Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Gretchen Adams (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Camacho (Tenor); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Silberstein: Love Came Down at Christmas
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Cornelius: Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8
Artists: Malia Ropp (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Bax: A Christmas Carol
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Hill: Snowy Night
Artists: Ashlee Hardgrave (Soprano); James Morehead (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Monteverdi: Angelus ad pastores ait
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Kodály: Adventi Enek
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Gjeilo: Away in a Manger
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductor: James Morehead
Kulturrathaus Dresden: Fritz-Löffler-Saal
Dresden, Germany
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 - 7:30 PM
Three Americans perform a delightful sampling of the wonderful songs and duets of Robert Schumann, then present new music written in the United States in the last decade.
Presenter: Kulturrathaus Dresden
Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25
Artists: Erika Buchholz (Soprano); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Ferko: Songs (5) on Poems of Thomas Merton
Artist: Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Cooman: Gold into Diamonds
Artist: Erika Buchholz (Soprano)
Lauridsen: Sure on this Shining Night
Artists: Erika Buchholz (Soprano); Brian von Rueden (Baritone)
Chicago Temple
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 15 March 2013 - 7:30 PM
The word “Requiem” seems somber without parallel. The Latin rite for the dead has inspired many great musical works over centuries of music history. Some of these evoke feelings of fear and trembling, while others are quite peaceful and comforting. The word “requiem” translates as “rest,” after all. Gabriel Fauré’s choral masterpiece is one such example, where the focus is on eternal rest in paradise, rather than on fearsome judgement. Paired with the world premiere of "An Honor Requiem" by Chicago composer Amos Gillespie, this uplifting concert features the combined vocal forces of VOX 3 Collective with a chamber orchestra and guest organist Steven Betancourt of Loyola University.

In Paradisum will be performed with chorus, organ, and chamber orchestra in the glorious sanctuary at Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington. Performance dates are currently slated for Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15 at 7:30pm. There is a suggested donation of $10; advance tickets may be booked at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/321147

Performers include:
Rebecca Prescott, soprano
Elizabeth Shuman, soprano | Sean Stanton, baritone
Steven Betancourt, organ
James Morehead, conductor
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Laura Pinto (Soprano); Rebecca Prescott (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Sara Salas (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Angela Zawada (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Sean Stanton (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductors: James Morehead; Christopher S. Owen
Gillespie: An Honor Requiem
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Laura Pinto (Soprano); Rebecca Prescott (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Sara Salas (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Angela Zawada (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Sean Stanton (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductors: James Morehead; Christopher S. Owen
Chicago Temple
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 7:30 PM
The word “Requiem” seems somber without parallel. The Latin rite for the dead has inspired many great musical works over centuries of music history. Some of these evoke feelings of fear and trembling, while others are quite peaceful and comforting. The word “requiem” translates as “rest,” after all. Gabriel Fauré’s choral masterpiece is one such example, where the focus is on eternal rest in paradise, rather than on fearsome judgement. Paired with the world premiere of "An Honor Requiem" by Chicago composer Amos Gillespie, this uplifting concert features the combined vocal forces of VOX 3 Collective with a chamber orchestra and guest organist Steven Betancourt of Loyola University.

In Paradisum will be performed with chorus, organ, and chamber orchestra in the glorious sanctuary at Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington. Performance dates are currently slated for Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15 at 7:30pm. There is a suggested donation of $10; advance tickets may be booked at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/321147

Performers include:
Rebecca Prescott, soprano
Elizabeth Shuman, soprano | Sean Stanton, baritone
Steven Betancourt, organ
James Morehead, conductor
Presenter: VOX 3 Collective
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Meghan Guse (Soprano); Laura Pinto (Soprano); Rebecca Prescott (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Sara Salas (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Angela Zawada (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Sean Stanton (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductors: James Morehead; Christopher S. Owen
Gillespie: An Honor Requiem
Artists: Megan Cook (Soprano); Laura Pinto (Soprano); Rebecca Prescott (Soprano); Malia Ropp (Soprano); Elizabeth Rudolph (Soprano); Sara Salas (Soprano); Elizabeth Shuman (Soprano); Angela Zawada (Soprano); Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Jennifer Thompson (Mezzo Soprano); Ian Hosack (Baritone); Michael Orlinsky (Baritone); Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Sean Stanton (Baritone)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Conductors: James Morehead; Christopher S. Owen
Chicago Temple
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 12:00 PM
Baritone Brian von Rueden will present special music for the noontime Wednesday service at Chicago Temple on February 27, accompanied by organist Barry J. Wenger. Featured are selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and Samuel Liddle.
Presenter: First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple
Vaughan Williams: Seven Songs from "The Pilgrim's Progress"
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Barry Wenger (Organ)
Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Barry Wenger (Organ)
Liddle: Abide with Me
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Barry Wenger (Organ)
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Artists: Brian von Rueden (Baritone); Barry Wenger (Organ)
Skokie Public Library
Skokie, Illinois
Sunday, 24 February 2013 - 3:00 PM
Continuing VOX 3 Collective’s musical survey of world cultures, Chicago audiences will be treated this February to a program of diverse music from Greece.

Beginning with a famed Orthodox chant by St. Nectarios, the program explores the wide variety of vocal music by Greek composers. Learn about Spyridon Samaras, an opera composer who, in some ways, was the Greek answer to Giacomo Puccini. Listen to works by Ravel's student Emile Riadis as well as the prolific and popular Mikis Theodorakis. Lush and dramatic songs set mythological texts from ancient Greece and poetic texts from the modern nation. Other featured composers are Petridis, Evangelatos, Zes, Kalomiris, and Spathy. The program is rounded out by entertaining pieces in the folk idiom, set a variety of ways.

Sopranos Laura Pinto and Ashlee Hardgrave, mezzo-soprano Catherine Huggins, tenor Nicholas Pulikowski, and pianist Myron Silberstein perform.

"Greek to Me" is performed Sunday, February 24 at 3:00pm in the Petty Auditorium at the Skokie Public Library. Admission is free.

Special thanks to Maria Lagios, Lia Siomou, and Babis Constantinides for assistance in preparing this program.
Presenters: Skokie Public LIbrary; VOX 3 Collective
Evangelatos: I Pothoula
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Evangelatos: Lullaby (Sleep that takes the little one)
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Zes: Monotony
Artists: Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Zes: Ionian Song
Artists: Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Samaras: Storia d'amore
Artists: Ashlee Hardgrave (Soprano); Nicholas Pulikowski (Tenor); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Kalomiris: Songs, Op. 7
Artists: Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Riadis: Treize petites melodies Grecques
Artists: Laura Pinto (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Theodorakis: Aprili mou
Artists: Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Theodorakis: Sta pervolia
Artists: Catie Huggins (Mezzo Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Spathy: To layarni
Artists: Ashlee Hardgrave (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
Spathy: I ghaliandra
Artists: Ashlee Hardgrave (Soprano); Myron Silberstein (Piano)
Ensemble: VOX 3 Collective
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