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Sound The Trumpet!

Sunday,November 12, 2017
4:00 PM
Raue Center For the Arts
$18/$15; Group Rates Available
For Tickets, call (815) 356-9212

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VIH is joined by a professional brass quintet from McHenry County College.  Together, we will be presenting music that is stirring, heroic, powerful. Voices and brass complement each other – the music will make you soar! 

Not only will the brass quintet and VIH play together, but the quintet will be featured in several selections of their own, as will VIH.

The members of the MCC Brass Quintet are:

Ry Muehling, Trumpet

Amanda Storer, Trumpet

Russ Henning, French Horn

Mike Storer, Trombone

Paige Lush, Tuba


Join us for

Community Rising: Sound The Trumpet!


Concert Only

Purchase tickets here to attend the CONCERT ONLY.
Tickets are $18 each or $15 for senior citizens and current students of college or younger.
The concert is 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College (Entrance B).
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Soprano Clarissa Reis is delighted to be a part of this wonderful performance of Handel’s Messiah. As a native of Crystal Lake, Ms. Reis is grateful for the opportunity to make her debut in the town she still considers home.

Ms. Reis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in both Music: Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, as well as, Psychology. She has been privileged to work with various directors such as Andy Sill, Dr. Robert A. Harris, Kevin McMahon, and Andrew Constantine. Classically trained, she has studied voice with Dr. Marie Ann Vos and Janet L. Herrick.

In addition to her love of performing onstage, Ms. Reis has discovered a special joy in the avocation of promoting orchestral and symphonic music by working tirelessly as Assistant Director of Development with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
6:00 PM Concert, 7:15 PM Buffet Dinner
Luecht Conference Center
McHenry County College
8900 State Route 14
Crystal Lake
Concert Only: $18/$15
Dinner and Concert: $28

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Concert/Dinner Packages No Longer Available

Viva Voce, the 18-voice, select ensemble of Voices In Harmony, presents it’s third solo concert. Hear this excellent chorus honor 400 years of choral music with a variety of a cappella pieces, both sacred and secular, with a special selection of songs from Ireland!

Following the concert, join us for the Celebration Dinner in the Scott Dining Room.  Entreé choices for the buffet dinner are:

  • Braised Corned Beef with Cabbage (Gluten-free)
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)

Included with each entrée are: 

  • Mixed Garden Salad with Dressings
  • Parslied Red Potatoes
  • Baby Carrots
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
  • Coffee, Iced Tea and Water

Music performed includes:

Jubilate Deo

by László Halmos (1909 – 1997)

Haec Dies (Double Choir)

by Jacob Handl (1550 – 1591) 

The Silver Swan

by Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)

Fyer, Fyer!

by Thomas Morley (c. 1557 – 1602)

 I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

African-American Spiritual, arranged by Alice Parker (b. 1925)


by Ricardo Fàbrigas (1905 – 1973), arranged by Alberto Grau

The Turtle Dove

Folksong, arranged by R. Vaughn Williams (1872 – 1958)

The Last Rose of Summer

Irish Folk Song, arranged by Darmon Meader (b. 1961)

Irish Folk Songs, arranged by Alice Parker (b. 1925)

The Minstrel Boy

My Gentle Harp

Sing, Sing

Join Us for Viva Voce’s Third Solo Concert

In the Beautiful Luecht Conference Center

At McHenry County College





Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

Raue Center for the Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake
$18/$15 at the Raue Box Office
(815) 356-9212
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Community and chorus join their voices in harmony with Handel’s great masterwork.  It is presented with a 25-piece orchestra, excellent soloists and projections of beautiful calligraphy by Timothy Botts.  The McHenry County College Chorus will supplement the on-stage choir.  This is one of our area’s most meaningful holiday traditions.  Let the Raue resound with the glory of Handel’s music telling the story that reflects the greatest desires of mankind throughout history. 

Our soloists for this concert are (click each name for more):

Clarissa Reis, Soprano

Audrey Johnson, Mezzo-Soprano

Magnus “Wolf” Hillbo, Lyric Tenor

William Powers, Bass-Baritone

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View a video of the 2009 Sing-Along Messiah


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Join Voices In Harmony

Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00 ~ 5:00pm 


397 Virginia Street

Crystal Lake, IL

$25 Per Person

Your ticket price includes:

    • Samples of more than 40 quality wines (List of wines offered and order form – Coming Soon)
    • Delicious hors d’oeuvrés from the eclectic 1776 menu
    • And a performance by Viva Voce the a cappella ensemble of VIH!

Tickets on sale online, from VIH members, or at the door. 10% of sales from the wine orders will benefit VIH. The $25 ticket price is fully tax deductible.  For more information or to purchase tickets for this event:

Voices in Harmony ~ email: vihchoir87@gmail.com

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Click to make your reservation ONLINE





Community Rising!

Singing allows us to join as one voice with others in our community.  Singing together inspires, transforms and brings understanding. Though we remain uniquely ourselves, singing together gives us hope for what we can do as community . With that spirit, we all will soar – Community Rising!

November 12, 2017, 4PM

COMMUNITY RISING:  Sound The Trumpet!

VIH is joined by a professional brass quintet from McHenry County College.  Together, we will be presenting music that is stirring, heroic, powerful. Voices and brass complement each other – the music will make you soar! 

December 10, 2017, 4PM

COMMUNITY RISING:  Sing-Along Messiah

Soar to new heights with Handel’s great masterwork. We invite the community to sing along on majestic choruses accompanied by orchestra and featuring four excellent professional soloists. A 20-year holiday tradition!

December 16, 2017, 4PM & December 17, 2017, 3PM & 6PM


with the

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra

 NEW THIS YEAR! VIH will join with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra and the Voice of Praise Chorus from Wisconsin to present some wonderful holiday music. The concert will be presented once at Woodstock HS, and two times in Williams Bay, WI.

April 29, 2018, 4PM

COMMUNITY RISING:  Our Spirit Soars!

VIH presents songs of hope, songs of joy – music to raise your spirit to new heights!  There will be a special emphasis on music from our global community.  

Come Sing With Us!

Click here to join


Since May, Voices In Harmony and the ensemble, Viva Voce, have had several performances serving community events aside from our concerts at Main Beach.  This outreach is one the the reasons VIH exists.  We are proud to bring LIVE music to our community!

Viva Voce at Blazier Run

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, Viva Voce sang the Star Spangled Banner for the kick-off of the Bob Blazier Run For The Arts.  We were at the Raue Center by 7AM!  This terrific event raises thousands of dollars for the Raue Center. One of our members, Bob Ladner (singing in running shorts and shoes), ran and raised $140.

Viva Voce at MCCD Event 2

Viva Voce performed for the McHenry County Conservation District’s Celebration of Wildflowers & Art on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Coral Ridge Conservation Area in Marengo.  A beautiful day with a beautiful event!

Viva Voce at Memorial Day Ceremony

Viva Voce participated for the second year in the Crystal Lake Memorial Day Ceremony at Union Cemetery on Monday, May 25, 2015.  We are honored to be a part of this meaningful event honoring our Armed Forces Veterans.

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Members of VIH sang the Star Spangled Banner for the start of the McHenry County Patriot Run on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at McHenry County College.  We had to be there by 7 AM!  This is a great event that raises thousands of dollars for veterans in McHenry County. (Photo Credit: Flash of Glory Photography)

Viva Voce at Faith & Family Day

On Saturday afternoon July 25, 2015, Viva Voce, sang a 45-minute program for Faith and Family Dayan event created by the Marengo-Union Clergy Alliance.  Though it was hot, it was a fun performance!

VIH at MCYSA Tournament

That same evening, Saturday, July 25, 2015, members of VIH sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Opening Ceremony of the MCYSA Summer International Championships.  The ceremony was at Lippold Park.  The tournament has baseball teams representing Puerto Rico, Japan, and the US.  This is our third year at the event.

On Sunday, August 16, 2015, Viva Voce sang a 60-Minute program for the Huntley ArtFest.  We began at 2:00 PM – a hot day, but a great concert!