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Please mark your calendar now for RiverChor’s spring concert! Entitled “The Language of Love” the choir has prepared music in 5 languages.
A Collection of Madrigals – various – English
Liebeslieder Walzer – Johannes Brahms – German
Dirait On – Morten Lauridsen – French
Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre – Hebrew
Eres Tu – Juan Calderon Lopez (arr. Robert Delgado) – Spanish
It’s a Grand Night for Singing – Rodgers and Hammerstein – English
The concert is free, donations are welcome as they fund music for the next concert. We’ll see you at Zion Lutheran on April 24th at 2:00 pm!
RiverChor will begin preparing for their upcoming concert, which will be Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Zion Lutheran in Clinton. Are you interested in singing? Drop us a line and we’ll have a folder ready for you!
Please join us for Clinton’s annual Messiah Sing Along! We welcome singers and audience for this informal event. We’ll have scores for you, or bring your own. Park and enter in the rear of St. Paul’s (the church at the foot of the south bridge, and behind Sterling Federal Bank). St. Paul’s recommends masks (but not required), and they have pews marked off for social distancing. Karl Wolf will be our host and director, and Christine Holmer will provide her talents on piano. Join us for a lovely afternoon to kick off the Christmas season!
RiverChor will present their fall concert on Sunday, November 21, at 3:00pm. The concert will explore songs of crisis, including “Think on Me” and Haydn’s “Agnus Dei”; and songs of hope such as “Saints Bound for Heaven”, “I Shall Not Live in Vain”, and “Hope is Like a Feather”.
The concert is free, donations are appreciated.
Program to include:
Saints Bound for Heaven …… arr. Parker/Shaw
Mass in Time of War – Agnus Dei …… Joseph Haydn
O Vos Omnes ….. Tomas Luis de Victoria
Sing, My Child ….. Sarah Quartel
Think On Me …… James Mulholland
I Shall Not Live In Vain ….. Ruth Morris Gray
Time……. Benjamin Britten
Concord ……. Benjamin Britten
Al Shlosha D’varim …. Alan E. Naplan
I Will Be A Child of Peace …. Elaine Haggenburg
Find the Cost of Freedom (Men) ….. Stephen Stills
Hope is the Thing with Feathers (Women) …. Susan LaBarr
Covid protocols: The choir has been rehearsing in masks, and will wear them for the concert. We will have full lyrics available. Zion Lutheran recommends masks as per CDC for the audience, however they are not required. Seating is general admission, you are welcome to sit as close or far from others as you are comfortable.
Mark your calendar, as RiverChor is in rehearsals and plan to present their Fall Concert on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:00pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.
While circumstances are preventing us from having a live performance of Messiah this year (which would have been the 89th year in our local tradition), we’d like to invite you to sing along to our performance in 2015.
If you do not have your own score, you may download the G. Schirmer version by clicking below:
G. Schirmer Messiah Score PDF Download
We’d love to hear your stories about Messiah past….join the conversation on Facebook. We wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope that 2021 will bring opportunities to sing once again!
2020 has really been a challenge all around to the performing arts, and RiverChor is no exception…..we will be “virtual” this fall. If you have sung with us before and are not on the current email list, drop us a line, we’d love to have you join us for social Zooms and/or a virtual performance.
Messiah is tentative at the moment, we’ll post information here when we know more.
Stay safe and well, and we hope to be singing for you again in 2021!
Due to the nature of singing and current events, RiverChor is postponing our concert. We will resume in the fall to bring you ‘With Hope, We Shall Rise’.