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
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.