College of DuPage Music Department

DuPage Chorale

“Lee’s Last Bash!”
DuPage Chorale–Director Lee R. Kesselman
with the DuPage Chorale Orchestra

Lindsay Kesselman, soprano
Denise Gamez, alto
Ace Gangoso, tenor
David Govertsen, bass

We celebrate Director Lee R. Kesselman’s final Chorale concert, after 41 years, with two monumental works for chorus and orchestra. First the Chorale will sing the premiere of Kesselman’s own Remember Us, a major work based on words from the unheard voices of our American past and present. The concert concludes with Mozart’s final dramatic work, Requiem Mass.

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. Lee Kesselman has been director of the DuPage Chorale since 1981. He serves as Director of Choral Activities at College of DuPage. For more information, contact Director Lee R. Kesselman at or at 630 942 2552.

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.