The Midwest Motet Society Announces Auditions for Spring 2017

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The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

In addition to having our regular auditions, we are having “open rehearsals” during the first two rehearsals of the spring concert cycle to give you a taste of what we do and who we are.

The Midwest Motet Society’s Spring Open Rehearsals

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7 pm and

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7 pm

At Trinity Lutheran Church, 2901 Western Ave,

Park Forest, IL

All vocal parts are encouraged to come and sing with us!

 If you would prefer to come to one of our “Open Rehearsals,” we look forward to seeing you then. Otherwise, to schedule an audition, contact the MMS by email: marie@midwestmotet.orgor call the MMS phone and leave a message: (708)206-0380 and I’ll return your message as soon as I am able.


Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor and begin February 28, 2017
Please make an audition appointment by contacting:

The Midwest Motet Society

P.O. Box 706

Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 206-0380

The Spring Concerts will be,
Sunday, June 4, 2017,
At Trinity Lutheran Church,
2901 Western Avenue, Park Forest, Illinois
And Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Paul Episcopal Church,
1101 Park Drive, Munster, Indiana

 Spring 2017 Concert

“Part Songs Across Space and Time”

Spanish Madrigals
El Grillo (Josquin Des Prez)
Dindirin, dindirin (Anonymous)
 English Madrigals
Summer is A-Coming In (Anonymous)
Though Philomela Lost Her Love (Thomas Morley)
 German Partsongs
Lebenslust( Franz Schubert) with piano
 Mendelssohn Family
Herbslied(Felix Mendelssohn)
Wiedersehn (Fanny Mendelssohn)
 English Partsongs
As Torrents in Summer (E. Elgar)
I Love My Love (G. Host)
 American Partsongs
I am the Rose of Sharon (William Billings)
Gentle Annie (Stephan Foster)
 Shakespeare Settings
Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred (Matthew Harris)
It Was A lover and His Lass (Matthew Harris)
 Jazz Set  (Also part of “Let Them Eat Jazz” SAMBA Festival)
I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin)
Just One of Those Things (Cole Porter)
 Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)
 It Don’t Mean a Thing (D. Ellington)
Java Jive (a la Manhattan Transfer)
One Note Samba (with piano)
Take 5 (with piano)

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

 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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