Hinsdale Chorale Announces Annual Spring Concert
“Hold Fast to Dreams”
April 29 & 30, 2023
Hinsdale, Ill. – March 23, 2023 – Hinsdale Chorale announced today that its annual spring concert, “Hold Fast to Dreams,” will be held Saturday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Avenue in LaGrange. Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Mary Hopper, and accompanied by Kathy Christian, the performance features the theme of dreams in all their iterations.
“This program brings together a wide variety of repertoire related to dreams,” said Dr. Hopper, “from our own sleep dreams and individual aspirations, to dreams on a national or even global scale. Some pieces express dreams and longings for a world in which all people are treated equally with respect and dignity, or the longing for human connection and love. We invite all to join with us as we ‘hold fast to dreams!’”
The first half of the program features “I Dream a World” by renowned composer Rosephanye Powell and based on a poem by Langston Hughes; the haunting and mystical “Water Night” by Eric Whitacre, and a rousing “Going Home on the Morning Train” by Gwyneth Walker. Two versions of the evensong “Abendlied”, one by Franz Joseph Haydn and one by Josef Rheinberger, are also featured, along with a lively, rhythmic “Morning”, by György Ligeti and sung in Hungarian.
The second half of the program continues the dream theme with “Hold Fast to Dreams”, another Langston Hughes poem set to music by composer Joel Thompson; “Child, Child” composed by Hinsdale Chorale’s own tenor, Philip Riegle; “The Moon is Distant from the Sea” by David Childs and based on an Emily Dickinson poem; Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”; the well-known “The Impossible Dream” (featured in the hit 1965 musical Man of La Mancha); and finally, Kevin Memley’s inspiring “We Will Sing of a Dream”, wrapping up the evening with a fervent expression of harmony and music for the world.
Tickets for “Hold Fast to Dreams” are $20 for adults / $15 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.hinsdalechorale.org or call 312-510-1823.
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Hinsdale Chorale acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
About Hinsdale Chorale
Hinsdale Chorale is a non-profit, educational organization comprised of dedicated professional and amateur singers led by a professional director. Its mission is to enrich the musical culture of Hinsdale, IL and its surrounding neighborhoods by promoting the appreciation of choral singing in our community. The group performs formally twice each year as well as several special appearances, including the Hinsdale Christmas Walk and the annual holiday open house at the Hinsdale History Museum. The Chorale is comprised of 32 voices representing 18 different communities including Chicago and the suburbs. For more information, visit www.hinsdalechorale.org. Hinsdale Chorale acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
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Hinsdale Chorale is a non-profit and educational organization comprised of dedicated professional and amateur singers led by a professional director. The group performs formally twice each year as well as several special appearances for the Hinsdale community. The Holiday show has traditionally been the most extensive performance, often highlighted by orchestral accompaniment of solo and choral selections and often including an audience sing-along. The second formal show takes place in the spring and has provided the opportunity for us to extend the range of music selections. The group also often supports the Memorial Day services at Memorial Hall with patriotic selections and participates in Hinsdale’s annual Christmas Walk featuring holiday favorites.
Thanks to all who came out for our 2022 Holiday Program!!
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Our first live performance since Spring 2019!
Thanks to all who attended our 2019 holiday program!
Thanks to all of our supporters for coming to our spring concerts!
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Hope to see you there!
Thanks so Much for Attending Our Winter Program!
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