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Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4:00 PM

Raue Center for the Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake
$20/$15 at the Raue Box Office
ID Required for Student & Senior Discount
(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):

Kirsten Leslie, Soprano

A.J. Wester, Mezzo-Soprano

Peder Reiff, Tenor

Rick Ziebarth, Bass-Baritone

12/6/16 Story in the Daily Herald

12/5/16 Story in the Elgin Courier

View a video of the 2009 Sing-Along Messiah

 

 

~CONNECTIONS~

Singing brings us together.

We make music, we breathe together, we feel together, we move together:

We connect with each other.

We connect with our past and our future

We connect with our audience.

We connect with our community.

We connect with our world.

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7PM

CONNECTIONS: A Bernstein Centennial 

VIH performs a selection of works by the great American composer, conductor and educator, Leonard Bernstein.  You will hear music from the powerful West Side Story and Candide.  Also performed will be pieces from Mass and the beautiful Chichester Psalms.  Join us to connect with the joy that Bernstein has brought to our world.

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4PM

CONNECTIONS:  Sing-Along Messiah

Soar to new heights with Handel’s great masterwork. We invite the community to connect with us on the majestic choruses accompanied by orchestra and featuring four excellent professional soloists. A 21-year holiday tradition! 

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3PM

CONNECTIONS:  The Defiant Requiem

VIH is honored to be a part of this performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s Requiem  at Northern Illinois University, with a full professional orchestra and soloists.  The Defiant Requiem relates the true story of Verdi’s masterpiece in the context of the Terezin Concentration Camp.  There, starting in 1941, a brilliant young conductor taught the work to 150 fellow prisoners from one musical score, and performed it 16 times, most famously for the SS officers.  You will see testimonies from survivors, and experience the life-affirming power of music in the face of desolation.  We connect with the past; it speaks to us today.

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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!