What some audience members have been saying…
I am amazed by the variety of pieces I hear. Nancy is always able to find something new and wonderful. I remember certain concerts particularly—the Messiah years ago, for example, and the more recent performance of James MacMillan’s very complex “Cantos Sagrados” followed by William Hawley’s deceptively simple “In Paradisum”.
Listening to the Chamber Singers has greatly increased my knowledge of music. I had been attending performances of contemporary music, but I knew little (let’s say nothing) about choral music, and listened mainly to orchestral works. I went to the first Chamber Singers concerts to support a colleague. The more I went, the more I became interested in choral music. I found myself reading reviews of choral groups’ performances and recordings, and then of solo performances, and purchasing CDs. I look forward to each new concert, to see which familiar composers are back, and to read about what is new.
The Chamber Singers make a huge contribution to the cultural life here.
The group has shown an unwavering commitment to vocal masterpieces both old and new.
We are always moved by the performances of the South Bend Chamber Singers. The musical works and their interpretations are thought-provoking. It is impossible not to be struck by the intensity of the vocalists under Nancy Menk’s strong direction.
The Chamber Singers are one of the true gems of our community, an invaluable artistic asset.