Summer 2015 Auditions of the Midwest Motet Society

The Midwest Motet Society,

Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

Auditions for the MMS  Fall 2015 concert cycle will begin July 15, continuing through August 25

2015-2016 Concert Season of the Midwest Motet Society

Fall 2015 Concert: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Spring 2016 Concert: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Both concerts will be at Trinity Lutheran Church,
2901 Western Avenue, Park Forest, Illinois

All voice parts are welcome–and encouraged–to audition,
however, we need sopranos, tenors and basses
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor and begin August 25, 2015
Please make an audition appointment by contacting:
The Midwest Motet Society
P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 206-0380
Audition requirements may be found by clicking on the “audition process” button at the top of this page

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

Fall 2015 Concert Repertoire: “In the Bleak Midwinter: Winter Holiday Music”

Parker/Shaw arrangements: In the Bleak Midwinter, Susanni, Fum, Fum, Fum
William Billings: A Virgin Unspotted (Judea), Methinks I Hear (Shiloh)
Carol of the Russian Children (White Russia)
O Magnum Mysterium, F. Poulenc
(from “Four Motets for the Christmas Season”)
What Sweeter Music, John Rutter
Alfred Burt Carols: Caroling, Caroling (Set I), The Star Carol (Set II),Come, Dear Children (Set III)
Good King Wenceslaus, arr. Russell Hansen
(R.H. is a MMS Baritone)
Christmas Time is Here, Vince Guaraldi
(arr. Michelle Weir)
Jingle Bells, arr. Swingle Singers
A Wish for Hanukkah, L. Brownsey & M. Lunn Lantz
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Nutcracker Suite, arr. Larry Shackley
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