Season 2015- SIXTEENTH GALA SEASON!!
The Two TITANS of Music Meet in One MAGNIFICENT Season of Music!
Handel and Bach on the same series!
This year we present a stunning concert of orchestral virtuosity coupled with a sparkling organ concerto. In the same season, hear some of the most ravishing duets ever written by Handel. Top that off with a celebration of the life of our benefactress, Helen Pinnell with a presentation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental B Minor Mass and you have a Handel Week season for the ages!
The Grand Handel -- The Orchestra Shines!
Music for the Spirit -- Featuring the Handel Week Festival Orchestra and keyboard virtuoso Stuart Leitch
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
Concerto in a minor (Opus 6, #4) H.W.V. 322
Cantata Look down, harmonius saint H.W.V. 124
Concerto in Bb major (Opus 6, #7) H.W.V. 325
Organ Concerto in F major H.W.V 292, Stuart Leitch, Organ Soloist
Concerto in A major (Opus 6, #11) H.W.V. 329
Sing and Play in Dulcet Tone: The Intimate Handel
Music for Soprano, Mezzo, Violin & Basso Continuo
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
Featuring the artistry of Sarah Gartshore, Soprano, Michelle Wrighte, Mezzo Soprano, and Craig Trompeter, ‘Cello along with Artistic Director, Dennis Northway on Harpsichord
Duet Tanti strali al sen me scocchi H.W.V. 197
Cantata for Alto Venne voglia ad Amore H.W.V. 176
Duet Sono liete, fortunate H.W.V. 194
Cantata for Soprano and Violin Un’ alma inamorata H.W.V. 173
Three Pieces for Violin Andante in a minor H.W.V. 412
Allegro in G major H.W.V. 407
Allegro in C minor H.W.V. 408
Duet Langue, geme, sospira H.W.V. 188
The incredible Mass in B Minor B.W.V. 232 -- Johann Sebastian Bach
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:00 pm
In celebration of the life of Helen Pinnell
Featuring the Handel Week Chorus and Orchestra along with Kimberly McCord & Nicci Krebasch, Sopranos, Amy Anderson DeJong, Mezzo Soprano, Hoss Brock, Tenor and Philip Kraus, Baritone
Our festival concerts feature:
- Music in one of the most acoustically perfect venues in the area
- Free pre-concert lectures and post-concert receptions with the artists
- Free lighted parking in adjacent lot
- Free admission for children & teens between the ages of 8-18
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Pinnell Foundation.
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Messiah Excerpt from Handel Week.
Handel Week 2008 - Anthem for the Coronation of Queen Caroline
Handel Week 2008 - Acis And Galatea, The flocks shall leave the mountains
Handel Week 2008 - Chamber concert
Katie Barnhart, a senior, is actively involved in arranging vocal music for and performing with POP, Walter Payton′s extracurricular women′s a cappella chorus. She is currently a member of the Madrigal Choir at Grace Episcopal Church, where she has continued her exploration of choral music since she began singing as a chorister in the Schola Choir in 5th grade. She has traveled to China twice on full scholarships to study Chinese language and culture as well as renewable energy, and has participated on her school′s ACADEC and swim teams. She plans to sing choral music throughout her life, and will begin college this fall to study chemistry and physics.