Postponed

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’.

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RiverChor begins rehearsals for Spring

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.

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Join us for “Holidays with the Symphony”

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 .


Program

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

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Join us for the Messiah Sing Along!

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!

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Vox Femina – RiverChor Fall 2019 Concert

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.

Repertoire:

TitleComposer/
arranger
Text
Jubilate DeoEmily CrockerPsalm 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
Glory Shine
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
Bingen
Gondoliera Clara Schumann Emanuel Geibel
Daniel, Daniel,
Servant of the
Lord
Undine S. Moore Trad. Spiritual
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RiverChor to Hold Auditions

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:

Fall Concert
November 17, 2019, 3:00pm,
Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa

Messiah Sing-a-Long
December 1, 2019, 3:00pm,
Location TBA, Clinton, Iowa

RiverChor with Clinton Symphony
December 14, 2019, 7:30 pm,
Clinton High School, Clinton, Iowa

Spring Concert
April 19, 2020, 3:00pm,
Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa

We rehearse on Monday evenings, from 7-9 pm in Clinton, IA.

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RiverChor to Present Concert April 7th

RiverChor is in rehearsals for their spring concert, which will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave S, Clinton, Iowa. This spring, the group is under the direction of Chris Marple, Kathy Janicek, Mark Kapusinski, and Karl Wolf; our pianist is Christine Holmer.

The program will be:

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal – Shaw/Parker

Ubi Caritas – Gjeilo

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place – Brahms

When Jesus Wept/Lamb of God – Billings/Christiansen

All Through the Night – Luboff

Song of Triumph – Grotenhuis

The Pasture – Stroope

In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’ – Hairston

—-Intermission—

Stomp Your Foot – Copland

Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye – Parker/Shaw

One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein/Sondheim

Blue Skies – Zegree

In Flanders Field – Jacobson/Emerson

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Shaw

Mark your calendars for April 7th! The concert is free, donations are appreciated.

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Messiah to be Performed with Orchestra in 2018

Since 1931, Handel’s Messiah has been performed annually in Clinton, and is an excellent way to kick off the Christmas season.  RiverChor, Gateway area singers, area orchestral instrumentalists, and pianist Christine Holmer will perform much of the work under the direction of Dr. Rob Engelson, in his 21st and final performance with the group.  Join us on this musical journey through Scripture on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.  A free-will offering will be taken to defray costs.

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No Messiah tonight!

Due to the weather, we will NOT have Messiah rehearsal tonight.

Dress Rehearsal is 1-4pm on Saturday, enter by the side door near the front of the sanctuary at Zion Lutheran.

Check out CyberBass.org for further practice!

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