DuPage Chorale and the DuPage Chorale Orchestra perform the music of German Romantics
Beethoven: Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives
Beethoven: Meeresstille und Fröhliche Fahrt
Schubert: Mass in B-flat
Lee R. Kesselman, Director
William Buhr, Accompanist
Jennifer Barnickel-Fitch, soprano
Denise Gamez, alto
Scott Brunscheen, tenor
David Govertsen, bass
About the Ensemble: Large community chorus performing choral concerts, often in conjunction with a professional orchestra. Repertoire includes standard choral works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Brahms, as well as, modern masterpieces by Orff, Poulenc, Stravinsky and others. No audition necessary for membership. Adult singers of all voice types and ages are welcome. Members come from all western suburban locations. Next semester first rehearsal is Monday, Jan. 22. Rehearsal is from 7 -9:50 pm in room 140 of the McAninch Arts Center.
About the Director: Lee R. Kesselman has been the Director of Choral Activities at COD since 1981. Conductor, pianist, teacher and award-winning composer, he directs the DuPage Chorale, New Classic Singers, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. He serves as Director of Choral Activities at College of DuPage. In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, Kesselman has conducted opera and musical theatre throughout his career. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and recipient of over 20 ASCAP awards, Kesselman’s many compositions have been published by Boosey & Hawkes, Roger Dean Music, Colla Voce and Kesselman Press. Kesselman currently serves as President of the Illinois Choral Directors Association.