Chamber Singers of Iowa City

2014-2015 Season Announcement!

October 10 2014 - In: General

Polychoral Splendor

Sunday, November 16, 3:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

214 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City

Our season kicks off with the sumptuousness of polychoral music, with its thrilling musical dialogue between multiple choirs. The church will ring with the chorus, organ and brass music of Giovanni Gabrieli to the present, including “Ye Shall Have a Song,” the radiant double-choir finale to Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom.

Vignettes

Sunday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

2701 Rochester Avenue, Iowa City

Vi·gnette /vin-‘yet/: A brief evocative description, account, or episode.

How does one evocatively describe a scene, a moment, even a thought through music? Our second concert explores how composers from different lands and times choose to convey musically such ideas as the seasons, day and night, freedom, love, and faith.  These vignettes bear commonalities within themselves, yet within them each piece is unique—a snapshot of its creator’s time, place, and personality.

George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

Saturday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.

Iowa City West High School Auditorium

2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City

The season ends in rousing fashion with a full performance of Handel’s triumphant oratorio on the story of Judas Maccabee, the Jewish leader who freed his people from foreign domination in the second century BCE.  Chorus, soloists, and orchestra join forces for this monumental work, which includes such favorites as “See! The conqu’ring hero comes,” “Arm, arm, ye brave,” and “Hallelujah! Amen!” This performance, open to the public, is the grand finale of the national conference of the American Handel Society. Don’t miss this unforgettable performance!

A Note from the Music Director

October 10 2014 - In: General

One of things that make Iowa City such a special place to live is the community’s interest in and dedication to the arts. For a long time, I’ve considered myself lucky to experience that, not only in my work at The University of Iowa but also through my connection to Chamber Singers of Iowa City. The singers of this ensemble—your friends, family members, and neighbors—put in countless hours of rehearsal, together and singly, to present sublime music to the public. For years, we have been rewarded by large and engaged audiences; we do not take that for granted, and we are thankful for it. We are thankful for you, our patrons, who support us financially from year to year. With your help, we will continue to bring the finest music to the stage, contributing in a meaningful way to the cultural fabric of our beloved community.

See you in the seats!

David Puderbaugh

Amazon Smile

July 27 2014 - In: General

Did you know when you shop at Amazon you can now donate 0.5% of your purchase to Chamber Singers of Iowa City? The program is called AmazonSmile. It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up and you can shop through your existing Amazon account.  Go to smile.amazon.com to support Chamber Singers!

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Auditions

July 19 2014 - In: General

General auditions for the Chamber Singers 2014-2015 season are:

  • Monday, August 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 5, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Auditions will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, 2301 E Court St, on the corner of 1st Ave. and Court St.

Be prepared for range check, pitch matching, sight singing, and a bring a short piece (about 1 min) that you can sing a cappella. David Puderbaugh, music director, will conduct the audition, and one Chamber Singers board member will also be present.

Call (319) 535-0150 or email info@icchambersingers.org to request an audition time.

 

Calendar

  • November 16, 2014 – Polychoral Splendor
    3:00 pm, Concert
  • February 15, 2015 – Vignettes
    3:00 pm, Concert
  • April 25, 2015 – George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus
    7:00 pm, Concert

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