The Chamber Orchestra of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m., to cap off their spring tour of Wisconsin and Illinois. The free concert will take place in the Chapel of Our Lord on the Concordia-Chicago campus.
The evening’s program draws together the masterful “Ricercare a 6” from The Musical Offering of Johann Sebastian Bach in a new orchestration by Concordia-Chicago alumnus Jeremy Zimmer; nostalgic and spirited pieces by Francis Poulenc; a dramatic percussion concerto by Darius Milhaud; characterful Renaissance suites reimagined by Ottorino Respighi and Peter Warlock; and a stirring set of folk pieces by Edvard Grieg.
Dr. Maurice Boyer, professor of music at Concordia University Chicago, conducts the Chamber Orchestra, the chapel choir (Schola Cantorum) and the women’s choir (Laudate), and teaches aural skills. The Chamber Orchestra covers a wide range of symphonic repertoire from Baroque to contemporary music and collaborates regularly with the University’s choirs for large choral works. Boyer holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Maryland, College Park. His Master of Music is in choral conducting and his Bachelor of Music in sacred music (with piano as his principal instrument). Both were earned at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ. His principal conducting teachers have been Joseph Flummerfelt, Kenneth Kiesler and James Ross.
Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure. Before attending this event, please review the University's COVID-19 webpage for the most recent information and protocols. The concert will also be streamed online at CUChicago.edu/live.
For more information about the Chamber Orchestra’s upcoming tour dates in Sussex, WI and Aurora, IL, visit CUChicago.edu/music.