“All around the world,
Christians look to the Christmas holiday as a time for reflection, for
celebration, for rejoicing in the blessings of the season,“ says
Kesselman. “What better way to enjoy those celebrations than to sing
the carols of the world?”
The Singers will perform holiday
carols from all six continents, including both well-known and
lesser-known songs. From bi-lingual Canada, to Korea, and from Africa to
Australia, many of the world’s most celebrated arrangers have created
beautiful arrangements of the carols which will be sung on World Carol.
Among the better known arrangers are Alice Parker, John Rutter,
Juan-Tony Guzman, Stephen Leek, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Eleanor
Daley. Some of the more interesting carols will represent traditions of
Latvia, Iceland, Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Nigeria.
Classic Singers has been entertaining DuPage audiences with the finest
in choral singing and repertoire. Members include solo vocalists,
educators, and other fine singers from through the Chicago area. The
ensemble is known for its imaginative programs and vocal excellence.
NCS holiday concerts have been an annual treat for DuPage audiences
Director Lee Kesselman is widely known as a conductor, composer, and arranger. His choral music is performed internationally and his leadership of NCS has made the ensemble a beacon of choral music in the Chicago area. He brings a unique composer’s perspective to his work as music director.
Tickets for this concert are available 2 for the price of 1, and can be obtained from the Arts Center ticket office, and may be purchased in person during opening hours (see the previous link) or by phone, mail or fax. MAC tickets can also be ordered on-line.