Sing Me A Song!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 • 3:00 pm                        

First Congregational Church, UCC
2503 Main Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored by the Dr. David L. and Sacia B. Morris Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation

Our November concert will transport you to a medieval masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Paris as we sing
Eric Whitacre’s evocative “Sainte-Chapelle,” in which the “many-coloured light” pouring through stained glass
windows entrances a young girl.  We’ll also sing music inspired by a vision of the 11th century mystic Hildegard
of Bingen in “Viriditas” by Joan Szymko.  We’ll bring you images of America in Colorado composer Cecil Effinger’s
Four Pastorales, accompanied by oboeist Mary Beth Hensel, and in settings of “When the Saints Go Marching
In” and “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground.”

Advent Hymn Sing: From Heaven Above

Sunday, December 17, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church
111 North 9th Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored by the family of Richard W. “Dick” Schroeder in his memory

Experience the mystery and joy of the Advent season with choral, organ and instrumental music, and join the La
Crosse Chamber Chorale, organist Dean Whiteway and the Advent Brass Ensemble in singing beloved Christmas
carols!  Tickets are not issued for this event.  Admission is free – a suggested donation of $5 per person is
appreciated.  Please bring a nonperishable food item for WAFER.

Songs To Inspire

Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 7:30 pm       Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 3:00 pm

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church                                  Wesley United Methodist Church
21 North Hill Street                                                          721 King Street
La Crescent, Minnesota                                                   La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored in loving memory of Theresa Kroes

In February’s concert you’ll experience the personal, the universal, the heartfelt, and the humorous in music.  In
another beautiful Joan Szymko piece, “Remembering,” accompanied by Mary Beth Hensel on oboe and Derek
Clark on cello, a “still small voice singing a song unchanged from the foundation of the world” reminds us of the
transcendent quality of music, and of our ability to hear the music in spite of the noise of everyday life.  You’ll
enjoy witty philosophy in Leonard Bernstein’s “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” from
Candide.  You’ll hear
tender emotion in Norman Dello Joio’s “Come to Me, My Love.”  And you’ll feel the fervent hope of Emma
Lazarus’s words “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” in Irving Berlin’s classic setting.  Pamela Preston Kelly will be
our featured pianist.
    

Rejoice and Sing!

Saturday, April 14, 2018 • 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 • 3:00 pm

Mary of the Angels Chapel
Saint Rose Convent
901 Franciscan Way
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored in honor of Paul Rusterholz

In April, the Mary of the Angels Chapel will be the perfect place to hear Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant Chichester
Psalms
accompanied by harp, organ, and percussion, performed in honor of the centennial of his birth.  You’ll
also hear the local premieres of the joyous “Exsultate” by Brian Galante and “Gloria” for choir and organ by
Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály.  We’ll say “Welcome Home” to tenor Matthew Curtis, who sang with the
Chorale in high school, and who has performed around the world with internationally recognized choral
ensembles such as Chanticleer.  Matt will be the featured guest artist in John Newton’s beloved hymn “Amazing
Grace,” as well as in pieces by Benjamin Britten and Felix Mendelssohn.  

This concert is made possible by the generous hospitality of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.


May Feaste: Beatles & Bernstein
                                                                   —Music of the 50s and 60s                                         
Friday, May 18, 2018 • 5:30 pm

The Bluffs, UW-L Student Union
521 East Avenue North
La Crosse, Wisconsin

“All You Need Is Love,” and a fun-filled evening at the May Feaste!  This “tonight won’t be just any night!”
because you’ll be enjoying memorable Beatles tunes and West Side Story songs sung by the La Crosse Chamber
Chorale, savoring a chef-prepared meal, conversing with entertaining dinner companions, and browsing our
tempting silent auction. “You Can’t Buy Me Love,” but you may end up buying a fantastic auction item in
support of the Chorale!  Invitations to the May Feaste will be mailed in early April.  

The May Feaste is a fundraising dinner.  Advance reservations are required to attend.  If you would like an
invitation or more information please email laxchorale@gmail.com or call 608.780.6107.  

Sponsored by Ann Brice & Bill Haviland in celebration of their 10th wedding anniversary

Join us for an exciting season of inspiring and beautiful music!
Member of the United Fund for the Arts
and Humanities.
This concert series is supported in part by a grant from
the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of
Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
La Crosse Chamber Chorale
124 23rd St S
La Crosse, WI  54601
608-780-6107
TO OUR 32nd CONCERT SEASON!
Mary Beth Hensel, oboe
Dean Whiteway, organ
Pamela Preston Kelly,
piano
Matthew Curtis, tenor