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South Bend Chamber Singers observe Holocaust Remembrance Day with concert

South Bend Chamber Singers observe Holocaust Remembrance Day with concert

Each April, the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley observes Holocaust Remembrance Day — Yom HaShoah in Hebrew.

But this year will be different.

Along with Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Federation is sponsoring the South Bend Chamber Singers’ concert Sunday at the temple, where the main piece is British composer James Whitbourn’s “Annelies,” a choral setting of Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.”

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SBSO, Chamber Singers reprise Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’

SBSO, Chamber Singers reprise Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’

Twenty-five years ago this fall, the South Bend Chamber Singers and South Bend Symphony Orchestra performed Vivaldi’s “Gloria” together. Since then, the SBSO’s Maestro Tsung Yeh retired in May, and only three musicians remain in the orchestra from that 1991 program: violinist Nic Orbovich, bass player Edward W. Randles and flautist Korin Schilling.

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Choir premieres Muñiz work

Choir premieres Muñiz work

Titled “New Beginnings: A Mother’s Journey,” the concert features the world premiere of composer Jorge Muñiz’s Stabat Mater Speciosa.

An associate professor of music at Indiana University South Bend, he wrote the Stabat Mater for and has dedicated it to Mishawaka’s Hannah’s House, an organization that provides a safe home, emotional support and programming to assist pregnant women of all ages.

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South Bend Chamber Singers premiere new ‘Ave Maria’

South Bend Chamber Singers premiere new ‘Ave Maria’

Every summer, Nancy Menk spends innumerable hours poring over score after score of Christmas-season choral music manuscripts.

Menk is the conductor and musical director of the South Bend Chamber Singers, and the holidays are a particularly significant time for the ensemble. The works she chooses — often from innovative contemporary composers — tend to be quite complicated, so she has to get started early.

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“Singing Up A Storm!” To Feature Weather-Inspired Music

“Singing Up A Storm!” To Feature Weather-Inspired Music

February 15, 2013 (South Bend, Ind.)—The South Bend Chamber Singers are proud to bring Singing Up a Storm! to the South Bend Christian Reformed Church, 1855 N. Hickory Road, at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. The Euclid String Quartet and the Chamber Children’s Choir will join the Chamber Singers in a concert filled with meteorological music, or music about the weather. WNDU weather forecaster Gary Sieber will act as narrator for the event.

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Chamber Singers keep tradition of new holiday music

Chamber Singers keep tradition of new holiday music

For the first and last songs of Sunday’s “Christmas at Loretto” concert, the South Bend Chamber Singers will encircle the audience, singing from all corners of the richly reverberating Church of Our Lady of Loretto on the campus of Saint Mary’s College. The voices will interweave in the air, picking up the room’s natural sustains and echoes, creating a luxurious sonic experience for lovers of choral music.

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Activities

december

17dec7:30 pm- 9:00 pmChristmas at LorettoBeautiful New Music for the Season

19dec7:30 pm- 9:00 pmChristmas at Loretto (South Haven)Beautiful New Music for the Season

march

11mar7:30 pm- 9:30 pmPetite Messe Solennellewith Emerson Eads, guest conductor

may

20may7:30 pm- 9:30 pmA Kipling PassionA World War I Oratorio

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