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DeKalb Festival Chorus offers ‘Opera Choruses’

April 23, 2012

Logo of the DeKalb Festival ChorusThe DeKalb Festival Chorus, directed by Amy Gatschenberger, will present a selection of opera choruses at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the NIU Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Guest soloists Jessica Vadney (soprano) and Christopher Joyner (tenor) will join the performance, which also will feature guest artists William Koehler on piano, the NIU Graduate Brass Quintet and the CSA Children’s Chorus, directed by Mary Lynn Doherty.

Edited by John Rutter, the concert’s 13 selections will include “Habanera” and “March of the Toreadors” from Carmen and “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from Nabucco.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

This event is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), the DeKalb County Community Foundation and co-sponsored by the NIU Community School of the Arts and by Classical WNIU (Northern Public Radio).

For more information, email [email protected].