My friend Paul and his boys were invited to their "Grandma Carol's" house for dinner. When they entered her home, nine-year-old Jonathan's senses took in the beautiful table gleaming with Carol's best china and crystal, the glowing candles, and the enticing aromas coming from her kitchen.
Jonathan's eyes beamed and he declared, "Something wonderful is about to happen!"
This is precisely how I feel as our May concerts are approaching—something wonderful is about to happen!
"Clear Blue Morning" is our program theme, inspired by the Dolly Parton classic, "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." Our concert opens with Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" accompanied by the festive sounds of organ, timpani, and one of the best handbell choirs in Chicagoland, Altar Bells of Gary United Methodist Church.
Audiences will enjoy each course of this musical banquet, from Brahms' "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" to Halley's remarkable "Freedom Trilogy." Other delights along the way include pieces by Stephen Paulus, Dan Forrest, Susan Brumfield, Shawn Kirchner, and others. There is even a nod to Stephen Sondheim with a piece from Sunday in the Park with George.
All the preparations are in place… inspiring and exciting repertoire, amazing guest musicians, rich and dulcet soloists, and a program of choral favorites as only the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale can deliver. Something wonderful is about to happen, and we hope you will be there to enjoy the feast!
Music Director, Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale