DAME MYRA HESS MEMORIAL CONCERT
As part of Make Music Chicago 2017 on June 21st, the Grant Park Music Festival Chorus Director Christopher Bell led the Apprentice Chorale and Project Inclusion in a diverse program of works by Ola Gjeilo, John Bennet, Libby Larson, Mátyás Seiber, Louis Sauter, Joseph Kosma, and Cole Porter.
Both programs of the Grant Park Music Festival, the Apprentice Chorale is an advanced training program for pre-professional vocal students from DePaul University and the University of Illinois-Chicago, and Project Inclusion is a unique training opportunity for string players from diverse backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the symphonic orchestral world.
The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are another program of the International Music Foundation, the presenting organization of Make Music Chicago. The Hess concerts are a free, lunch-time series featuring solo and ensemble performances that showcase emerging classical artists every Wednesday of the year. See the full season listing here.
Ola Gjeilo – Ubi Caritas
John Bennet – All creatures now
Libby Larson – Alaska Spring
Mátyás Seiber – Three Nonsense Songs
Louis Sauter – Laissez-Moi Mes Reves
Joseph Kosma / Mercer & Parsons – Autumn Leaves
Cole Porter, arr. Blackwell – Let’s Do It