The Spring 2015 Concert of the Midwest Motet Socieity

Our Spring Concert will be Sunday, June 7, 2015, 4 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church,
2901 Western Avenue, Park Forest, Illinois

“Prairie School: Music Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright”

“The measure of a man’s culture is the measure of his appreciation. We are ourselves what we appreciate and no more.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Anna Lloyd Jones: Preacher’s Daughter and Sister, Teacher, his Welsh Mother
My Sweetheart’s Like Venus, Welsh Folksong setting, Gustav Holst
I Love My Love, Cornish Folksong setting, G. Holst
William Caery Wright: Teacher, Preacher, Singing Master and his Composer Father
I am the Rose of Sharon, William Billings
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Grande Sonata Pathétique), Ludwig van Beethoveen, Benjamin Amenta, piano
“The House Beautiful: The Building of God, Not Made with Hands”
At the River, Aaron Copland
Zion’s Walls, A. Copland
Evening Musicales
Hirtenlied, Felix Mendelssohn
Lob des Fruhling, F. Mendelssohn
Sure on This Shining Night, Samuel Barber
J.S. Bach (arranged by Ward Swingle)
Aria, from the Suite in D Major
Chorale-Prelude (Sleepers Awake)
Organ Fugue BWV 578
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 Current 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