Category Archives: Performances

RiverChor Performs Haydn’s “Creation” with CSO and MCC on April 28

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!

RiverChor presents Fall Concert on November 12

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!!

 

PromoPosterNov2017  <—–PDF version of the concert poster for printing and posting!

 

RiverChor’s “Spring Potpourri” Concert to be April 23rd

 

RiverChor has been working hard this winter on a large variety of music.  We invite you to enjoy it with us on Sunday, April 23, at 2pm in Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.  The concert is free.

Repertoire will include:

All That has Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord! ……… Rene Clausen

Ave Verum Corpus ……….. Camille Saint-Saens

Zadok the Priest ……….  G. F. Handel

The Evening Primrose  ……… Benjamin Britten

To My Cousin ……. F. J. Haydn; arranged by our own Dr. Thea Engelson

When the Saints Go Marching In ……. arr. Norman Luboff

Do Lord  ……………. arr. Norman Luboff

Camptown Races  …………  arr. Jack Halloran

Old West Medley …….. arr. Mark Hayes

Down to the River to Pray ……. arr. Mack Wilberg

Go and Tell John …… Lloyd Pfautsch

Witness ……. arr. Jack Halloran

 

Mark your calendar today and plan to join us on April 23rd!

Keep your dates on Facebook? Here’s a link to the Facebook Event.

RiverChor and Clinton Symphony Orchestra present Holiday Pops

Clinton Symphony with RiverChor

Looking for a way to get in the Christmas spirit?  Join us for an evening of music and carols!  We’ll get on the Polar Express, dance with the Sugarplum Fairies, enjoy a Sleigh Ride, and learn to ‘Let It Go’.

After intermission, RiverChor will join the Symphony to present the lighthearted Star Carol by John Rutter, followed by a Christmas on Broadway medley.  The concert will conclude with several “Messiah” choruses, and a hearty carol sing-a-long.

All students are admitted free, and the start time is a little earlier, so bring the whole family out to Vernon Cook Theater for a lovely evening on December 10th!

RiverChor to Present Fall Concert

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RiverChor is nearly ready to present their fall choir concert, which will include the following pieces:

Cantate Domino – Sweelinck

Justorum Animae – Stanford

I Am the Rose of Sharon – Billings

The Poor and Needy – Sateren

Song of Triumph –  Grotenhuis

Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened – Handel

Gypsy Song – Bizet, arr. Engelson  (Debut of this new arrangement, featuring the women)

Hard Times Come Again No More – Foster (featuring the men)

The Terrible Tale of Tom Gilligan – Rutter

Wondrous Love – Clemens

How Can I Keep from Singing – Davis

Bile Them Cabbage Down – arr. Wilberg

 

Mark your calendar now for Sunday, November 13th for an afternoon of great choral music!

 

RiverChor to present Spring Concert

RiverChor, Clinton Iowa's Community Choir

RiverChor will present a blend of choral music taking you on a number of delightful journeys.  Visit the Gypsies with Brahms, experience an ocean and a river community, relive your childhood with updated nursery rhymes, and Fly Away while Awakening to the music!  The concert will be on May 1, 2016, at 2:00 pm, in Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.  It is open to all, and is free.

Repertoire presented will be selected from the following:

Come to the Music……Joseph M. Martin

O Clap Your Hands …. Maurice Green

Festival Te Deum ….. R. Vaughn Williams

Zigeunderlieder ….. Johannes Brahms

Monday’s Child, and Sing a Song of Sixpence ……. arr. John Rutter

Away from the Roll of the Sea ….. Allister MacGillivray

Song for the Mira ……. Allister MacGillivray

Do I Hear a Waltz? (Medley)  …… Rodgers/Hammerstein/Sondheim/Hart

I’ll Fly Away …. Albert Brumley

All Through the Night …… arr. Norman Luboff

The Awakening …… Joseph M. Martin

 

Mark your calendar for May 1, we’ll see you there!

RiverChor presents ‘O, To Be in England’ on November 1

RiverChor is in final rehearsals for their fall concert, “O, To Be in England”. Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 1, 2:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. The concert will feature the following pieces:

When in Our Music God is Glorified …..  Charles Villiers Stanford
Remember, O Lord, What is Come Upon Us …..  T. A. Walmisley

Jerusalem, DLM …..  William Blake
I Was Glad …..  C. H. H. Parry
featuring David Gaulrapp, organist

Hosanna to the Son of David …..  Orlando Gibbons
There Shall a Star from David …..  Felix Mendelssohn
Advent Motet …..  Gustav Schreck

Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven ….. Pepper Choplin
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot ….. arr. Stacey V. Gibbs

I’ll Fly Away ….. Albert E. Brumley/arr. Joel Raney

We look forward to seeing you in the audience this Sunday!