College of DuPage Music Department

Chamber Singers & Concert Choir

Director: Lee R. Kesselman

Concert Choir will sing a variety of selections including sacred music, Rodgers & Hammerstein, holiday and Gospel music. Chamber Singers will sing madrigals, holiday music and spirituals. Featured on the program is a tribute to Planet Earth by composers Alberto Grau, Frank Ticheli and Lee R. Kesselman, and Tim Takach’s Listen to the Apples.. 

About the ensembles:

Chamber Singers specialize in vocal chamber music of all periods with particular emphasis on Renaissance madrigal and motets, music of the 20th century, and the music of many cultures. Contemporary music includes major composers, avant-garde music and arrangements of folk, ethnic and popular music. This select ensemble includes voice majors, other music majors and other skilled singers.

Concert Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble that sings outstanding choral works of many styles, genres and eras. Repertoire includes short and medium-length works including folk, Gospel, classical, Broadway and contemporary works. Members come from all walks of campus life. William Buhr accompanies the Concert Choir.

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, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. He serves as Director of Choral Activities at College of DuPage and Music Program Chair. 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 Past-President of the Illinois Choral Directors Association.