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!
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.
Lua, Lua, Lua
Three Madrigals “O Mistress Mine” “Take, O Take” “Sigh no more, Ladies”
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.
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:
I Hear the Harps Eternal
Caritas – Gjeilo
Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place – Brahms
When Jesus Wept/Lamb of God – Billings/Christiansen
All Through the Night – Luboff
Song of Triumph – Grotenhuis
Pasture – Stroope
In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’ – Hairston
Your Foot – Copland
I Hardly Knew Ye – Parker/Shaw
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.
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.