Village Singers

THE VILLAGE SINGERS
Come join our non-auditioned community chorus, now in our 21st year, now under the direction of Valerie Lota. All are welcome to join! Rehearsals are on Mondays at 7:00 pm at St. Peter UCC Church in Lake Zurich (see sidebar on the right.)
All are cordially invited to join in on the fun!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Party at Kolden's

Last night we again celebrated another successful concert series with our traditional party at Barb's lovely home.  After a wonderful meal and stimulating conversation (something we aren't allowed during rehearsals)...












...all 25 adjourned to the family room to view the video of the concert and enjoy our efforts from an audience perspective...











Now we enjoy a few weeks off before beginning the process anew with 4 more months of rehearsals for our Spring concert series.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Messiah" Performance Excerpts

Our two performances of "Messiah" this weekend had record attendance, with a nearly full house on Saturday and a need to add extra seats on Sunday -- a grand total of approximately 500!

Here's a video of excerpts from all choruses and soloists (double click to view full screen.)


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hallelujah! (Chorus that is)

Concert week is here! The Village Singers proudly present Handel's "Messiah" this weekend, and here's a sneak preview for you -- the "Hallelujah" Chorus.  Our community chorus is composed of 50+ local residents under the direction of Nick Juknelis, chorus director at Lake Zurich High School, and we are accompanied by Tara on piano and as well as a dozen strings from the Lake Zurich Orchestra. (double click to open in YouTube and see full frame.)






Saturday Dec. 4th, 7pm

Sunday Dec. 5th, 3pm



at


Alpine Chapel

23153 W Miller Rd

Lake Zurich, IL 60047



Adults $8.00

Seniors and Students $5.00

Children under 12 - Free

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Handel's "Messiah" Preview Video

Handel's "Messiah" (part 1) will be presented Saturday, December 4th at 7pm, and again on Sunday, December 5th at 3 pm. Below is a video from yesterday's rehearsal featuring brief excerpts from all 6 choruses in Part 1, as well as the "Hallelujah" chorus.  All will be accompanied by piano and strings, as well as all the solos which will be performed by outstanding soloists in our group.  Our community chorus is composed of 50+ local residents under the direction of Nick Juknelis, chorus director at Lake Zurich High School.




Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Messiah" Rehearsals Underway

Excitement is running high following last night's first rehearsal of Handel's "Messiah" for our Christmas concert dates of December 4th and 5th.



Accompanied by violins, we will be performing the first two sections of the Oratorio, including the Recitatives and Arias, with the chorus singing "And the Glory of the Lord," "And He Shall Purify," "O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion," "For Unto Us A Child is Born," "Glory to God," "His Yoke Is Easy," and concluding with "Hallelujah."

Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, at Alpine Chapel, under the direction of Nick Juknelis.

An oratorio is a sacred story set to music, essentially an opera without costumes or sets.

We are a non-audition chorus, with membership open to all who are interested. The group is sponsored by Lake Zurich Parks and Recreation but you do not have to live in Lake Zurich to join. For soloists interested in performing a recitative or aria, auditions will be held October 8th. The cost to enroll is $45.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rehearsals Resume on Monday, August 23rd -- "Messiah!"

Mark your calendars now, singers! Rehearsals resume on August 23rd for our Christmas Concerts.

We're going to do something really special this season -- the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah." Should be a challenge but a lot of fun.

New voices are always welcome to join our non-auditioned community chorus, so if you love to sing and enjoy the fellowship of other singers, come join us and make wonderful music with us!

Page down through the posts below and see what we've been up to over the years -- and check out the photos in the sidebar to see what we are all about.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

We're rehearsing for our April Concert...

...every Monday night, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, at the Alpine Chapel at 23153 W. Miller Road (Miller and Echo Lake Roads) in Lake Zurich, Illinois. (See map in sidebar on the right.)

All are invited to join our non-auditioned chorus!