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
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 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.
Join RiverChor in celebrating its 15th season on Sunday, November 11, 2:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, IA. We will be presenting a variety of choral music crossing multiple genres. As a special treat, we will be having a brass group join us on three pieces. The concert is free.
When in Our Music God is Glorified; arr Mary McDonald
Jam Sol Recedit; Horatio W. Parker
Psalm 100; Heinrich Schutz
Te Deum; Robert Wetzler
O God Our Help; unknown
At Last; arr. Jay Althouse (featuring the women)
When Meteor Lights Dance O’er the Fen; arr. Thea Engelson (also featuring the women)
Hard Times Come Again No More; Stephen Foster (featuring the men)
Pirate Song; Tim Jones (also featuring the men)
Irish Tune from County Derry; Percy Grainger
His Eye is on the Sparrow; arr. Shane Warby
Let Me Fly; arr. Robert DeCormier
The Happy Wanderer; arr. Norman Luboff
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Don’t miss this treat! RiverChor will be performing Haydn’s “The Creation” on April 28, at 7:30pm at Clinton High School’s Vernon Cook Theater. The concert is in conjunction with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra, and the Muscatine Civic Chorale will join us, rounding the choir out to about 70.
In addition, we welcome special guest soloists, two of which are from the area; Alisa Magallon, graduate of Northeast High School, and Michael Jorgensen, graduate of Clinton High School. The three soloists sparkle on the intricate passages presented by Haydn.
RiverChor is excited to present this oratorio in Clinton, we traveled to Muscatine earlier this month to perform the work with the Muscatine Symphony, and it was quite spectacular. We expect it to be even better in Clinton!
Our spring concert is coming up fast….join us for a selection of RiverChor’s greatest hits, solos and small groups from our choir, and special guests STAMVOJA, jazz choir from St. Ambrose. All this on March 4th, 2pm, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton! The concert is free.
RiverChor, the Gateway Area’s Premier Chorus, will present their fall concert entitled “The King Shall Rejoice” at 2:00pm on Nov 12, in Zion Lutheran Church of Clinton, IA. The concert is free. In addition to the featured work by Handel, the forty member choir will sing pieces of many genres selected from the following:
All That Hath Life & Breath Praise Ye the Lord! ….. Rene Clausen
Salvation is Created …… Paul Tschesnokoff / N.L. Norden
O Lord God ….. Paul Tschesnokoff / N.L. Norden
Nunc Dimittis (The Song of Simeon) …… Alexander Gretchaninoff / N.L. Norden
O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf ……. Johannes Brahms
The King Shall Rejoice ….. George Frideric Handel
O Sing to the Lord ….. Dan Davison (Featuring the men)
Shout for Joy! …. Dan Davison (Featuring the women)
Abide with Me ….. arr. Moses Hogan
Saints Bound for Heaven ….. arr. Parker/Shaw
Give Me Jesus …. arr. Larry Fleming
King Jesus is a Listenin’ ….. arr. Ken Berg
Please mark your calendars and plan to spend a lovely afternoon in song!!