The Chamber Orchestra of Concordia-Chicago will perform their home concert with Schola Cantorum, the University’s chapel choir, on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., capping off their fall tour dates in Missouri and Illinois. The free concert will take place in the Chapel of Our Lord on the Concordia-Chicago campus.
The evening’s program will feature works by Manuel de Falla that have been arranged by Maurice Boyer: “Three Cornered Hat – Suite no. 1,” and three songs from “Siete canciones populares españolas,” with mezzo-soprano soloist Lydia Smith. The musicians will also perform “La Puerta del Vino” and “L’isle joyeuse” by Claude Debussy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Suite” by Benjamin Verswijver, and many other pieces.
Dr. Maurice Boyer, professor of music at Concordia University Chicago, conducts the Chamber Orchestra and Schola Cantorum, and teaches music history and 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. The concert will also be streamed online at CUChicago.edu/live. For more information, visit CUChicago.edu/music or call 708-209-3060.