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Lyric Opera Chorus concerts celebrate the 2014-15 season

Lyric Opera Chorus concerts celebrate the 2014-15 season


CHICAGO – This fall, the Lyric Opera Chorus will give two special concerts that will feature the world-class ensemble performing operatic excerpts from Lyric’s 60th-anniversary season. Led by Chorus Master Michael Black, the Chorus will perform at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church (North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place) on Friday, September 12 at 7 pm and at Evanston’s Alice Millar Chapel (1870 N. Sheridan Rd.) on Saturday, November 22 at 3 pm.

The concert’s selections from Lyric’s upcoming 2014-15 season include excerpts from Anna BolenaToscaCarousel, and the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, as well as beloved choral favorites from NabuccoMacbethMadama ButterflyCarmenDie Fledermaus, and Fidelio, among others.

“The Lyric Opera Chorus is one of the best in the world. These special concerts highlight the ensemble’s incredible virtuosity, musicianship, and splendor, in two venues perfectly suited for choral performance,” said Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director.

“I’ve wanted to showcase our wonderful chorus for some time now and do so with repertoire in which they excel. They are an opera chorus, and an incredibly fine one at that, and should be seen and heard singing opera,” said Black. “Soloists from the chorus will perform throughout the concert so that audiences can also get to know the many wonderful individual voices that make up this remarkable ensemble.”

Tickets are $20 (general admission) and are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 312-827-5600.

Complete Program Details

A Wondrous Sound: The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season
Lyric Opera Chorus
Michael Black, chorus master
Jerad Mosbey, piano

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7 pm
Fourth Presbyterian Church
North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place, Chicago

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 3 pm
Alice Millar Chapel
Northwestern University
1870 N. Sheridan Rd., Evanston

MOZART   “Placido è il,” mar from Idomeneo
BEETHOVEN “O welche Lust” from Fidelio
VERDI   “Va pensiero” from Nabucco
VERDI   “Patria oppressa” from Macbeth
VERDI  “Vedi, le fosche” (Anvil Chorus) from Il Trovatore
J. STRAUSS, JR.   “Brüderlein” from Die Fledermaus
BIZET   “Les voici, voici la quadrille” from Carmen
PUCCINI   “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly
DONIZETTI   “A voi supremo Giudice” from Anna Bolena
MASCAGNI   “Easter Hymn” from Cavalleria Rusticana
GIORDANO   “Shepherdess Chorus” from Andrea Chénier
MASCAGNI   “Inno al sole (Hymn to the Sun)” from Iris
PUCCINI   “Te Deum” from Tosca
RODGERS  “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel
BERNSTEIN   “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide

Tickets: $20 (general admission) 

Artists, programs, and prices subject to change

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or
call 312-827-5600


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