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.
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):
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Wentz Concert Hall North Central College Naperville, IL
Tickets on sale at the RAUE Center For The Arts lobby during the November 6 Festival of the Voice, from VIH members, or at the door. 10% of sales from the wine orders will benefit VIH and THE FOOD SHED CO-OP. For more information or to purchase tickets for this event:
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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 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.
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)
On Saturday afternoon July 25, 2015, Viva Voce, sang a 45-minute program for Faith and Family Day, an event created by the Marengo-Union Clergy Alliance. Though it was hot, it was a fun performance!
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!