The Midwest Motet Society Announces Their Fall 2017 Auditions

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The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

Announce Auditions for their Fall 2017 concert cycle

Beginning June 19, 2017 and continuing through August 22, 2017

“Rome and Beyond: Paired with Palestrina”

The Fall Concert will be,

Sunday, November 5, 2017,

At Trinity Lutheran Church,

2901 Western Avenue, Park Forest, Illinois

All voice parts are welcome and encouraged to audition

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor

Please make an audition appointment by contacting:

The Midwest Motet Society

P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422

marie@midwestmotet.org
(708) 206-0380

Marie Grass Amenta, Founder and Music Director

“The Midwest Motet Society is truly a local gem, in the Southland.” Rev. Michael Gilligan, Ph.D., Executive Director of American Catholic Press

Fall 2017 Repertoire: “Rome and Beyond: Paired with Palestrina”

 1.Sicut Cervus(Complete works, vol.11), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594)

a. As the Hart Panteth(The New England Psalm-Singer 1770), William Billings (1746-1800)
b. Like As the Hart, Vincent Novello (1781-1861)

2. Tantum Ergo, Palestrina

a. Tantum Ergo, Anton Bruckner (1824 1896)
b. Tantum Ergo(SSA with keyboard), Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

3. Alleluia, Palestrina

a. Alleluia, Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

4. O Salutaris Hostia, Palestrina

a. O Salutaris Hostia, Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

5. Super Flumina Babylonis, Palestrina

a. Marshfield(The Singing Master’s Assistant, 1778), William Billings

 

 

 

What The Midwest Motet Society Members are saying:

“Marie Amenta has a rich knowledge of the composers who truly love the choral instrument. She programs gems of pieces that are as fun to sing as they are to listen to.”– Ruth Hansen, MMS Mezzo-Soprano from Fall 2011 to Spring 2016
“Rep is key. Many groups repeat much of the repertoire from year to year, but I look forward to each MMS season and being presented with new music to challenge and thrill me.”– Kari Coventry Smith, MMS Soprano
“I haven’t sung music at this level, with this attention to detail and professionalism, since college. Everyone on the South Side, and beyond, should get out and hear it, because it’s an incredible treat when it’s performed at this level, and it simply isn’t done very often at all these days.” –Russell Hansen, MMS Baritone from Fall 2011 to Spring 2016

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