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Auditions Announced for 33rd Season

Auditions Announced for 33rd Season

The South Bend Chamber Singers, Michiana’s premier vocal chamber ensemble,announce auditions for experienced singers. Vaccinations required. Concerts for the coming year include our always popular Christmas at Loretto on December 19, showcasing new music for the...

Auditions Announced for 33rd Season

Auditions Announced for 31st Season

The South Bend Chamber Singers, Michiana’s premier vocal chamber ensemble, announce auditions for experienced singers. Concerts for the coming year include our always popular Christmas at Loretto on December 17 and 22, showcasing new music for...

Press Release – Christmas at Loretto

Press Release – Christmas at Loretto

South Bend Chamber Singers dedicates Christmas concert to the memory of June H. Edwards For Immediate Release Contact: Nancy Menk, DMA 574 284-4633 O, 574 276 8742 C nmenk@saintmarys.edu December 2, 2017 South Bend Chamber Singers dedicates Christmas concert to the...

Press Release – Misatango

Press Release – Misatango

South Bend Chamber Singers to perform Misatango by Martín Palmeri SOUTH BEND, IN—A Latin mass sung to melodies and rhythms often found on the streets of Buenos Aires (Tango Nuevo) is featured in the final concert of the South Bend Chamber Singers 2016/2017 season....

Press Release – Annelies

Press Release – Annelies

South Bend Chamber Singers to perform Holocaust Remembrance concert with libretto based on the diary of Anne Frank SOUTH BEND, IN—The courage, hopes and fears of Anne Frank form the wording of a full choral piece to be presented by the South Bend Chamber Singers on...

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Carol Barnett’s spirited arrangement of ‘Angelus ad Virginem’ is sung here by the @South Bend Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Nancy Menk. • vid - youtu.be/uwI2IRDIJ3s • score (OUP) - tinyurl.com/u7rpzmd • text - tinyurl.com/u4acwly ... See MoreSee Less
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Enjoy the world premiere performance of Dominick DiOrio's "Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child" by commissioning ensemble, the South Bend Chamber Singers; Dr. Nancy Menk, conductor. Dominick explains the text and meaning: ‘Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child’ is a combination of two much older historical texts. The first is the William Blake poem, “A Cradle Song,” which exists in many versions and editions. I’ve chosen one of the eight stanza versions for this work, which I segment and deploy throughout the work out of order. The second work is the music—and occasionally the text - of the famous ‘Coventry Carol,’ in its oldest surviving version deployed in a mystery play from the 16th century. These two historical sources are juxtaposed to illustrate the oft-forgotten dark side to the Christmas story - Herod’s deplorable infanticide - while also drawing our attention to full arc of Jesus’ story, from newborn babe to sacrificial lamb. This work was written during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed a still unknown number of people worldwide, including many young children. There is no better way to remember those lost to us than with music of beauty and resolve. I dedicate this work fondly to Nancy and the South Bend Chamber Singers, as well as to the many lost loved ones that have fallen to this virus. May we remember them with solace in song.” Scored for SATB chorus, soprano solo, violin, cello, and chimes.” • vid - youtu.be/SicVzc2bgWQ • score - tinyurl.com/y2tkgkztEnjoy the world premiere performance of Dominick DiOrio's "Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child" by commissioning ensemble, the South Bend Chamber Singers; Dr. Nancy Menk, conductor. Dominick explains the text and meaning: ‘Sleep, Sleep, Happy Child’ is a combination of two much older historical texts. The first is the William Blake poem, “A Cradle Song,” which exists in many versions and editions. I’ve chosen one of the eight stanza versions for this work, which I segment and deploy throughout the work out of order. The second work is the music—and occasionally the text - of the famous ‘Coventry Carol,’ in its oldest surviving version deployed in a mystery play from the 16th century. These two historical sources are juxtaposed to illustrate the oft-forgotten dark side to the Christmas story - Herod’s deplorable infanticide - while also drawing our attention to full arc of Jesus’ story, from newborn babe to sacrificial lamb. This work was written during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed a still unknown number of people worldwide, including many young children. There is no better way to remember those lost to us than with music of beauty and resolve. I dedicate this work fondly to Nancy and the South Bend Chamber Singers, as well as to the many lost loved ones that have fallen to this virus. May we remember them with solace in song.” Scored for SATB chorus, soprano solo, violin, cello, and chimes.” • vid - youtu.be/SicVzc2bgWQ • score - tinyurl.com/y2tkgkzt ... See MoreSee Less
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