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RiverChor Fall Concert – With Hope We Shall Rise

RiverChor will present their fall concert on Sunday, November 21, at 3:00pm. The concert will explore songs of crisis, including “Think on Me” and Haydn’s “Agnus Dei”; and songs of hope such as “Saints Bound for Heaven”, “I Shall Not Live in Vain”, and “Hope is Like a Feather”.

The concert is free, donations are appreciated.

Program to 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

Think On Me …… James Mulholland

I Shall Not Live In Vain ….. Ruth Morris Gray

Time……. Benjamin Britten

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

Covid protocols: The choir has been rehearsing in masks, and will wear them for the concert. We will have full lyrics available. Zion Lutheran recommends masks as per CDC for the audience, however they are not required. Seating is general admission, you are welcome to sit as close or far from others as you are comfortable.

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.


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
Gondoliera Clara Schumann Emanuel Geibel
Daniel, Daniel,
Servant of the
Undine S. Moore Trad. Spiritual

RiverChor Prepares for Fall 2014 Concert

RiverChor is in rehearsals for their fall concert, which will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church.  The concert is free.

Rose and Crown

Repertoire will follow two basic themes, music for Kings, and music of love.

O Lord God …… Paul Tschesnokoff

Ubi Caritas …… Ola Gjeilo

The Lord is My Light …… Horatio W. Parker

Coronation Mass in C …….. W. A. Mozart

Annie Laurie ……….. arr. Arthur Johnstone

The Pasture ……… Frost/Thompson,  featuring our Men

At Last ……. Gordon/Warren,  featuring our Women

A Summer Night, and You, and Paradise ……. Keillor/Kornelis

Lord of the Dance ……. Carter/Fleming

Swing Low Sweet Chariot ….. arr. Peter Knight

King Jesus is a-Listnin’ ….. arr.  Ken Berg

Please mark your calendar for November 2, we enjoy singing for you!


RiverChor begins 10th Season

RiverChor, the Gateway Area's Community Chorus, based in Clinton, Iowa

Press Release – From its beginning as a replacement concert on Zion Lutheran Church’s concert series in April 2004, RiverChor has enjoyed ten years of quality music making in the Clinton area.

That tradition continues when the choir presents its fall concert Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.  The concert is free and the public is cordially invited; donation plate will be available for contributions.

“Our 10th season will be, in part, one of reflection and retrospection,” Rob Engelson, RiverChor conductor, said.  “We’ve performed a lot of music since our first appearance on April 25, 2004, and we’re going to bring some of it back on this year’s concert.”

One of the works on Sunday’s concert will be Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”, which the choir performed on its November 2004 concert.  In his setting of liturgical texts from the Catholic Mass for the Dead, Faure writes music of a contemplative, consoling nature that is meant to comfort those who mourn the dead.  The work is scored for chorus, soprano and baritone soloists, and organ, which will be played by Chris Holmer, accompanist for the choir.

The second half of the concert will feature an interesting variety of works including “Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina” by Martini, Gustav Holst’s “Short Festival Te Deum”, and folk songs and spirituals from the United States, Canada, and Nigeria.  One of the spiritual, Paul Eddington Wright’s arrangement of “My Lord, What a Morning,” is another ‘retro’ work that was performed on the choir’s first two concerts back in 2004.

“For our spring concert,” Engelson said, “we plan to recreate a good portion of that April 2004 program.  Hopefully, after ten years, we’ll be able to bring a fresh perspective to those important pieces in our history.”

Members of RiverChor include high school students to retirees and come from several communities in Iowa and Illinois.  The choir performs regularly with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra, and it will again be featured on the orchestra’s holiday concert on December 14th.