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’.
Tonight, RiverChor gathers together to work on music for our April 19th concert. While yet to be officially titled, the concert will explore themes of crisis and hope. Selections will 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
Prayer of the Children …. arr. Andrea Clouse
Think On Me …… James Mulholland
I Shall Not Live In Vain ….. Ruth Morris Gray
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
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 19th, at 3:00 pm for our spring concert at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton. Want to sing? Drop us a line.
Please join us this Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 in Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School for a wonderfully festive collaboration between the Clinton Symphony Orchestra and RiverChor. Concert and ticket information are available at https://ClintonSymphony.org .
A Most Wonderful Christmas (medley); arr. Robert Sheldon
Skater’s Waltz; Émile Waldteufel
Festive Sounds of Hanukkah (medley); arr. Bill Holcombe
Messiah And the Glory * For Unto Us * Hallelujah!; George Frideric Handel With RiverChor
Fanfare to La Péri ; Paul Dukas
The Nutcracker Marche * Arabe * Waltz of the Flowers * Trepak; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
How Great Our Joy; arr. John Rutter With RiverChor
Lua, Lua, Lua ; Esther Scliar RiverChor
Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2.; Georges Bizet
Pizzicato Polka; Johann Strauss, Jr. and Josef Strauss
Christmas Memories; Rosephanye Powell With RiverChor
A Christmas Festival; LeRoy Anderson Carol Sing-along with audience and RiverChor
You are invited to join a long standing Clinton tradition, the 88th annual singing of the Messiah. This year is the Sing-Along, which is an informal event. If you’ve ever wanted to try to sing Handel’s work, or enjoy a unique opportunity to sit inside a choir, please join us on Sunday, December 1, at 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, please enter via the East door to the sanctuary.
You are welcome to bring your own copy of the score, or borrow one of ours. We will sing all the choruses from Part 1, take a few requests for choruses from Parts II and III, then finish with Hallelujah. The event is directed by Chris Marple, our pianist is Christine Holmer.
The Messiah Sing-Along is free. Come as you are, bring a friend or two, and plan to have a joyous time singing!
Join RiverChor on Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 PM (note the new time!) at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. The fall concert of our 16th season will feature the choral music of women composers and arrangers, dating from the 12th century to contemporary. The choir consists of 50 members ranging in age from 15 to 70 that come from eight communities within the Gateway Area of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Our directors are Karl Wolf and Chris Marple; our pianist is Christine Holmer. Admission is free, donations are welcome.
|Jubilate Deo||Emily Crocker||Psalm 100|
|Lua, Lua, Lua||Esther Scliar||Lucia Candall|
| Three Madrigals |
“O Mistress Mine”
“Take, O Take”
“Sigh no more, Ladies”
|Emma Lou Diemer||Shakespeare|
|Ave Maria||Angelina Figus||Traditional|
|I Thank You God||Gwyneth Walker||e.e. cummings|
| I Will Be Earth |
Featuring our Women
|Gwyneth Walker||May Swenson|
| I see the Heaven’s |
Featuring our Men
|Andrea Ramsey||Emily Bronté|
|My Very Own||Susan LaBarr||Song of Solomon|
|Arise, Beloved!||Rosephanye Powell||Song of Solomon|
|O frondens virga||Carlotta Ferrari|| Hildegard von |
|Gondoliera||Clara Schumann||Emanuel Geibel|
| Daniel, Daniel, |
Servant of the
|Undine S. Moore||Trad. Spiritual|
RiverChor is auditioning for new members! No need to prepare anything, just drop by Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The actual audition will take about 10 minutes as our directors get to know you and your voice.
This year’s schedule is:
November 17, 2019, 3:00pm,
Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa
December 1, 2019, 3:00pm,
Location TBA, Clinton, Iowa
RiverChor with Clinton Symphony
December 14, 2019, 7:30 pm,
Clinton High School, Clinton, Iowa
April 19, 2020, 3:00pm,
Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa
We rehearse on Monday evenings, from 7-9 pm in Clinton, IA.