Summer 2016 Auditions for The Midwest Motet Society

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The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

Announce their

Summer 2016 Auditions

Beginning June 13, 2016 and continuing throughout the summer until August 11, 2016.

All voice parts are welcome–and encouraged–to audition but we really need tenors and basses

The MMS will host a Summer Retreat on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in preparation for their fall and spring concerts as well as a July 13, 2016 performance in Park Forest and a Spring of 2017 series of performances for Jazz100 sponsored by SAMBA

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor and begin August 23, 2016

Fall Concert will be

“19th Century Motets and Sacred Music: Songs From Here and There”

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Spring Concert will be

“Partsongs Across Place and Time”

Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm and

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Fall Repertoire


Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Johannes Brahms
Ave Verum, Anton Bruckner
Tantum Ergo, A. Bruckner
Heilig, Heilig (Sanctus), Franz Schubert, From “German Mass”
O Salutaris Hostia, Giacomo Rossini
God So Loved the World, John Stainer, From “The Crucifixion”
My Faith Looks Up to Thee, Lowell Mason
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, L. Mason
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, L. Mason
Any How, arr. Evelyn LaRue Pittman
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, arr. Alice Parker


Tantum ergo, Gabriel Faure (women)
How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings, J. Brahms, From “German Requiem”
There Shall A Star Come Out of Jacob, Felix Mendelssohn, From “Christus”

For an audition appointment please contact

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


Quotes from The Midwest Motet Society Members

“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
“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