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Saturday, March 7, 2020
6:00 PM Concert, 7:15 PM Buffet Dinner
Luecht Auditorium
McHenry County College
8900 State Route 14
Crystal Lake
Concert Only: $20/$15
Dinner and Concert: $35 (Pre-Sale Only – Must be purchased by Monday, March 1, 2020) 


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Viva Voce, the 16-voice, select ensemble of Voices In Harmony, presents it’s fifth solo concert. Hear this excellent chorus present a variety of a cappella pieces, both sacred and secular, from many eras through the present day!

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

  • Roast Herbed Loin of Pork (Gluten Free)
  • Grilled, Glazed Salmon Fillet (Gluten Free)

Included with each entrée are:

  • Ceasar Salad with Dressing
  • Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Oven Roasted Vegetable Medley
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Strawberry Shortcake (Gluten Free on Request)
  • Coffee, Iced Tea and Water

Music performed includes:

Exultate Justi in Domino

by Ludovico da Viadana (1560 – 1627)

Alleluia 

by Fredrik Sixten (b. 1962) 

Adoramus Te

by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)

Salmo 150

by Ernani Henrique Chaves Aguiar (b. 1950)

Virtue

by Kenneth Jennings (1925 – 2015)

Voice Of The River

by Matthew Orlovich (b. 1970)

Marguerite (from Songs from Newfoundland)

by Scott Richardson

arranged by Stephen Hatfield

Greensleeves

arranged by Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Alexander

Alfred Herbert brewer (1865 – 1928)

Up On the Roof

by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

Arranged by Deke Sharon and Anne Raugh

Join Us for Viva Voce’s Fifth Solo Concert

In the beautiful Luecht Auditorium

At McHenry County College

VIVA VOCE CONCERT TICKETS
Concert Only


Purchase tickets here to attend the CONCERT ONLY.
Tickets are $20 each or $15 for senior citizens and current students of college or younger.
The concert is 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College (Entrance B).
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DINNER & CONCERT PACKAGE
Saturday, March 7, 2020
These tickets must be purchased by March 1, 2020

Purchase tickets here for the DINNER & CONCERT PACKAGE. Tickets are $35 each. The concert begins at 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in the Luecht Auditorium (Entrance B) at McHenry County College. The buffet dinner follows the concert in the Scot Dining Room. Use this form to purchase a maximum of four (4) CONCERT/DINNER PACKAGES. For additional packages, make a separate purchase.

CONCERT & DINNER PACKAGES are only available as an advance purchase, not at the door.
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Purchase these if you are attending the dinner following the Viva Voce Concert.
Dinner entrée choices are:
1.) Roast Herbed Loin of Pork (Gluten Free)
2.) Grilled Glazed Salmon Fillet (Gluten Free)

All dinners include:Ceasar Salad with Dressing, Oven Roasted Red Potatoes,Roased Vegetable Medley,Rolls and Butter, Strawberry Shortcake, beverages(Coffee, Iced Tea or Ice Water)
Use the dropdown lists below to choose the entrée for each guest.
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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, she is grateful for the opportunity to once again join Voices in Harmony 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 serves as Director of Leadership Gifts for Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she and her family currently reside. 

Return to The Sing-Along Messiah

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3PM
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Northern Illinois University
550 Lucinda Avenue
Dekalb, Illinois 60115

Tickets are $10/$5


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DEFIANT REQUIEM: VERDI AT TEREZÍN

The signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, this concert tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a single smuggled score, they performed the celebrated oratorio sixteen times, including one performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is a concert-drama that was conceived and created by Foundation President, Maestro Murry Sidlin. It combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimony from survivors of the original Terezín chorus and footage from the 1944 Nazi propaganda film about Theresienstadt. The performance also includes actors who speak the words of imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter and others.

Defiant Requiem is not just a performance of the Verdi Requiem, but a tribute to the inspired leadership of Rafael Schächter who was forced to reconstitute the choir three times as members were transported to Auschwitz. The performances came to symbolize resistance and defiance and demonstrated the prisoners’ courage to confront the worst of mankind with the best of mankind. Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is powerful, dramatic and inspirational.

Performers include:

Murry Sidlin, Creator & Guest Conductor

Sarah Gartshore, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
Andrzej Stec, tenor
Sam Hadley, bass-baritone

Northern Illinois University Philharmonic
Danko Drusko, Director
Members of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Northern Illinois University Concert Choir
Eric A. Johnson, Director Of Choral Activities

Cor Cantiamo
Eric A. Johnson, Founding Artistic Director

Voices In Harmony
Steven Szalaj, Director

McHenry County College Chorus
Steven Szalaj, Director

Be inspired by this powerful story, and the magnificent, dramatic music that is Verdi’s Requiem.


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CONNECTIONS:
A Bernstein Centennial

Tickets are $18 each or $15 for Seniors (60+) or current students at college and younger. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Bring your receipt to the concert as your ticket.
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Sunday,November 3, 2019
4:00 PM
First Congregational Church
461 Pierson Street, Crystal Lake
$20/$15

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VIH is excited to bring to our audience A Sermon from the Mountain, a work by one of America’s foremost choral composers and arrangers, Alice Parker.  The work celebrates the words and values of Martin Luther King Jr.  Composed shortly after his assassination, Parker uses the musical styles of spirituals, gospel music, blues and American folk music to personalize the message “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Other works on the concert include:

  • One Voice by Daniel E. Gawthrop
  • The Tree of Peace by Gwyneth Walker
  • Voice Of The River by Matthew Orlovich
  • Kumbaya by Stacey E. Gibbs

CLICK HERE to read more information about the concert in this PDF of the program.

Be Inspired!

Join us for

ONE VOICE: For Peace

A Taste Of Wine & Beer

Make Your Reservation Online

Fundraiser for Voices In Harmony

Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:00 ~ 5:00pm

At

1118 N Green Street

McHenry IL 60050

$30 Per Person

Your ticket price includes:

  • 8 quality wines and 8 unique beers selected by
  • Delicious hors d’oeuvrés catered by
  • And a performance by Viva Voce the a cappella ensemble of VIH!

Tickets on sale online, from VIH members, or at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this event: vihchoir87@gmail.com

(Coming Soon) Click for a list of wines & beers to be tasted

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Each of us has a unique voice.

Each of us has something valuable to say.

Joining together in song,

Our uniqueness becomes a part of

ONE VOICE

That speaks of peace, truth and humanity

Through time and around the globe.


Sunday, November 3, 2019, 4PM

ONE VOICE:  For Peace

VIH is excited to bring to our audience A Sermon from the Mountain, a work by one of America’s foremost choral composers and arrangers, Alice Parker.  The work celebrates the words and values of Martin Luther King Jr.  Composed shortly after his assassination, Parker uses the musical styles of spirituals, gospel music, blues and American folk music to personalize the message “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

CLICK HERE for more information about ONE VOICE: For Peace


Sunday, December 15, 2018, 4PM

ONE VOICE:  Sing-Along Messiah

Community and choir join their voices in harmony with Handel’s great masterwork accompanied by 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, and a strong vision of hope proclaimed in one voice.

CLICK HERE for more information about ONE VOICE: Sing Along Messiah


Saturday, April 4, 2019, 4PM & 7 PM

ONE VOICE:  Around The World

This concert season marks a new chapter for VIH, as we become part of Encore! Music Academy.  The two unique concerts on this day showcase the four Encore Youth Choirs and VIH, showing that choral singing is a life-long, life-enriching activity.  VIH combines with two EYC choirs to present the choral masterwork, Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, accompanied by full orchestra.  There will be several pieces combining all five choirs, and each choir will be featured in their own selections of music from around the world

Come Sing With Us!

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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.

Patriot Run 2015_039

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!