The Midwest Motet Society Announces their Spring 2018 Concerts

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The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

 Announces Their Spring 2018 Concerts

“A Woman’s Place: Music By and About Women”

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4 pm

at St. Paul Episcopal Church,

1101 Park Drive, Munster, Indiana

And Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 4 pm,

at Trinity Lutheran Church,

2901 Western Avenue, Park Forest, Illinois

The Midwest Motet Society
P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(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

Beginning with a rarely done Renaissance composer, Vittoria Aleotti, the MMS will also sing music by two better known women composers of the 19th century, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (Felix Mendelssohn’s big sister) and Clara Schumann (Robert’s wife). And will sing one of their favorite Spiritual settings by Evelyn LaRue Pittman as well as works by two well-known 20th and 21st century women composers, both very much alive and in their 90s, Alice Parker and Emma Lou Diemer. Two pieces by men, one a tribute to a favorite cousin and the other a beautiful setting of the Twenty-third Psalm dedicated to the composer’s mother, are included to round out the program. So where is a Woman’s Place? In the CONCERT HALL of course!

 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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