DuPage Chorale

Patrick O’Shea, Director
William Buhr, Accompanist

Guest Artists
Desirée Hassler, soprano
Karen Archbold, mezzo-soprano
John Concepcion, tenor
Michael Cavalieri, baritone

Join the DuPage Chorale and four wonderful vocal soloists for an evening of your favorite opera choruses and arias! The program features selections from Purcell to Puccini, including Verdi’s beloved “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore, Purcell’s stunning “When I Am Laid in Earth” and Final Chorus from Dido and Aeneas, and the iconic “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen. There’s even a taste of Gilbert and Sullivan to round out a concert sure to delight and excite.

DuPage Chorale is a large community chorus based at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. There is no audition for DuPage Chorale membership. Adult singers of all voice types and ages are welcome.  Members come from all western suburban locations. For more information, contact Director Patrick O’Shea at osheap709@cod.edu or at 630-942-2552.

About the Director:  Patrick O’Shea holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from Arizona State University, Master of Music degree in Choral Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, in Vocal Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va. His composition teachers have included the late Russell Woollen, as well as Thomas Fredrickson and Randall Shinn. He has served frequently as a clinician and adjudicator, and has been commissioned to write new works, particularly for choral and chamber music ensembles. Dr. O’Shea is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, American Composers Forum, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity.

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