Upcoming Benefit Concert – June 4 & 5, 2016

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Come join us as we celebrate the life, music, and message of Harriet Ziegenhals, and deliver her powerful message that bringing together singers and audiences from diverse backgrounds can foster mutual understanding and create a more peaceful world.

Featured as we join together with instruments will be favorites written and arranged by Harriet Ziegenhals that have healed and united a divided City for over four decades “The Joy of Us All,” “A Time to Celebrate,” “Praise God in the City,” and “When In Our Music God is Glorified,” and songs of peace spanning multiple musical styles, time periods, and regions of the world.

Tickets are $20, and a special Memorial Reception will follow the June 5 concert.

And as we minister to human need, the homeless shelter and the hungry feed

The day of justice, peace and hope to speed, Sing Alleluia!

We come together in community made stronger by our rich diversity!

To weave a vibrant urban tapestry:  Alleluia.  Alleluia!

–Taken from “When in Our Music God is Glorified”  Arranged by Harriet Ziegenhals

 

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Welcome

Welcome to our website.  My name is Thomas Henniger and I am the current President of the Board of Directors for the chorus.  During this last spring semester, we embarked on a journey to identify a new Music Director to take the place of Gerome Bell, who stepped down in June after 20 faithful years.  Please join us in welcoming Interim Director Brian Bloye.

As you can see from his biography below, Brian brings a number of exciting skills and a passion for the group.  Please get involved and either audition as a singer or attend our programs as we move forward with them!  Watch this site for the new and interesting events to come.  (more…)


Brian Bloye, Interim Director

BrianBloyeBrian Bloye is a pianist, organist, choral conductor, tenor, and composer.  As a pianist, he is an active accompanist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Recent performances as a soloist include concertos by Hans Krasa, J.C. Bach, and Mozart with the Chicago Arts Orchestra. He has accompanied Chicago Choral Artists and the William Ferris Chorale in concert, being recognized by the Chicago Tribune for his accompaniment of the Chorale. As an organist, he has performed recitals in France, Germany, and throughout Chicagoland.

During his tenure as the music director at St. Alphonsus church, he has developed a choral program with a reputation for liturgical excellence, particularly in polyphonic music of the Renaissance. As a composer, he has set all of the psalms in the lectionary cycle in a variety of styles, and has composed a Mass that is currently in use at the parish. His arrangement of Amazing Grace can be heard on tenor Branden James’s CD The Voice of Christmas, which was released this past December. He was the session pianist, organist, and choral conductor for that CD as well. Excerpts from the disc were recently played on WFMT.

As a tenor, he has sung with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Bella Voce, and Richard Proulx’s Cathedral Singers. Brian graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan’s School of Music and received the master of music degree cum laude from DePaul University.