The Midwest Motet Society Announces Their Fall 2019 Concert

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The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

Fall 2019 Concert: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4 pm

“Wanderlust: Music from the Great Places of Worship Around the World”

Holy Family Episcopal Church,

102 Marquette at Orchard and Sauk Trail

Park Forest, Illinois

Part of the SAMBA Festival of the Arts: Wanderlust

 Wanderlust: Music From the Great Places of Worship Around the World


Organ: Louis Vierne (Ben Amenta, MMS Chief Accompanist and Assistant Music Director)

Je vous salue, Marie—Fr. Jean-Baptiste de la Sainte-Familie (Notre Dame)

Gloria from “Mess A Trois Voix” —Andre Caplet (Ben Amenta conducting)


Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee —J.S. Bach

Heilig, Heilig from “Der Deutschen Messe”—Franz Schubert

Tantum Ergo—Anton Bruckner


Give Thanks Unto the Lord–Arkhangelsky


Puer natus est nobis—Cristobal de Morales

South Africa

We Are Singing (Siyahamba)—arr. Hal Hopson


Organ: Ralph Vaugh Williams (Ben Amenta)

Non nobis Domine—William Byrd

Ave Verum—W. Byrd

God So Loved the World from “The Crucifixtion”—John Stainer


Sicut cervus—G.P. da Palestrina

Barekhu—Salamon Rossi

Ave Maria—Claudio Monteverdi


Seattle: Praise ye the Lord—Alan Hovhaness

Boston: Anthem for Thanksgiving –William Billings

Atlanta: We Shall Overcome—Charles Albert Tindley

Sweet Home Chicago

Precious Lord– Thomas Dorsey

The Midwest Motet Society
P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 206-0380

“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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