Fox Valley Festival Chorus
will begin rehearsals for our new season on Monday, September 8 at 7:30pm. If you're interested in joining the chorus,
we love welcoming new members!
The Chorus rehearses
Mondays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Aurora from September to December for the fall season.
Our spring season runs from February to June and will include a performance at New York City's Lincoln Center for Memorial
St. Mark's is located at 27 S. Edgelawn
(at the corner of Galena and Edgelawn Streets) in Aurora. Although church space is used for rehearsals, the Chorus is
not affiliated with any church denomination. Anyone who has an interest in music is welcome to attend, no audition is
for the Spirit(s)...An Evening of Music, Food and Spirits" Join us on Saturday, November 8th at the Fox
Valley Winery (5600 US Highway 34, Oswego) from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for "Food for the Spirit(s)...An Evening of Music,
Food and Spirits."This is a fundraiser for our performance at Lincoln Center in May. Tickets
are $25 and can be purchased by contacting Linda Marquardt (630-551-3133), Linda Quantock (630-247-4831), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket price includes 5 wine tastings, a cellar tour, appetizers, and a musical cabaret performed by members of the chorus.
"Hallelujah, Hodie and the Hayes' Requiem"
Please plan on attending one (or both!) of our annual holiday concerts. They will be:
Saturday, December 13th
Sunday, December 14th
Grace Presbyterian Church
Waubonsee Community College
1976 Route 25, Oswego, IL
Route 47 at Waubonsee Dr., Sugar Grove, IL
The concerts will include
holiday favorites, both classical and sacred. The Festival Brass will accompany us and play a selection of carols certain
to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), and $5 children (12 and under).
Special Patron Tickets available for $20 which includes special seating and your name in our program. Contact us at
email@example.com to purchase tickets.
Chorus Performs at Carnegie
Members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus had the honor of performing at New York City's famed
Carnegie Hall on Memorial Day 2013. Music Director Mary Beth McCarthy received a formal invitation to perform John Rutter’s
Requiem under the direction of Rutter himself. Even McCarthy had the opportunity to step aside from her traditional role
of conducting the Chorus and sing as a member of the Chorus. The group joined seven other groups from throughout the country
and the New England Symphonic Ensemble on the Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern Auditorium. This amazing opportunity truly
energized the Chorus and we were proud to be part of this special event.
"In Flanders Fields"
The Fox Valley Festival Chorus has just released a video recording on YouTube of the famous World War I poem by John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields.” The music was written by Geneva
composer, Peter Mitchell, and was first publicly performed in 2006. It has since been widely performed in concerts and Memorial
Day services. The Chorus was honored to be asked to perform for this official recording.
Fox Valley Festival Chorus
As a result of our recent
concerts Hope: A Celebration in Song, The Fox Valley Festival Chorus was able to present a check for $1000 to Hope for Tomorrow
in support of US VETCare, their newest program in Aurora, Illinois. The two concerts held in North Aurora at New Hope Lutheran Church were designated as benefit concerts for
the Hope for Tomorrow organization. In addition to a portion of the ticket proceeds, the Chorus also donated 100% of
the sale of Honor Tickets to Hope for Tomorrow. People donated money in honor of those who had served in the U.S. Armed
Forces past and present.
Linda Quantock, Event Organizer for North Aurora concerts; Mary Gramley, Honor Ticket presenter and Veteran--Cpt., US Army
Nurse Corps 801st Combat Support Hospital; Jeff Gilbert, President and Founder of Hope for Tomorrow; Mary Beth McCarthy,
Artistic Director and Conductor of The Fox Valley Festival Chorus and Director of Instrumental Music at IMSA.
Join the Chorus
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Hear the Chorus
Perform Please enjoy these selections from past Festival Chorus performances:
Our mission, to promote and encourage choral activity as well as provide entertainment
for the Fox Valley community, has been successfully carried out year after year thanks in part to our generous sponsors. You
too can become part of this wonderful tradition by becoming a sponsor of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus. Your donation could be used to help defray the cost of music stands, music folders and storage,
microphones, concert programs, amps, sheet music, and more. We would greatly appreciate any regular yearly donations, but would be pleased to accept one-time
donations of any amount.The chorus is
a not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, please see
our sponsorship page. Thank you for supporting the arts in your
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