Nova Singers, led by award-winning conductor Dr. Laura L. Lane, is celebrating its 29th season of bringing the finest choral music to audiences in Galesburg and the Quad Cities. This season includes some wonderful extras, in addition to the superb 20-voice ensemble that the region has come to know and love. Nova opens the season on October 25th and 26th with Stories in Song, a fun program that explores choral works that tell stories. Look for Eric Whitacre’s playful Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Dinerstein’s emotionally powerful When David Heard, a thrilling Bollywood tune, and a song from the hit movie Frozen! At A Nova Christmas in December, join the many families who have made celebrating the holidays with Nova Singers their annual tradition! We’ll sing new jazz arrangements of some of your favorite Christmas carols, an African carol with drums, and Kevin Memley’s incomparable O Magnum Mysterium. In February’s Journeys & Transformations, Nova presents the world premiere of a new work based on Carl Sandburg’s poetry by famed composer Abbie Betinis. Enjoy this thematic program that will take surprising journeys and explore different kinds of transformation, from Vaughan Williams’ extraordinary Three Shakespeare Songs, to Rautavaara’s dark and intense Suite de Lorca, to the pure joy of Talbot’s Santiago. The season concludes in April with Lullabies & Folksongs; harpist, Erin Freund, joins us for gorgeous harmonies of Brahms and the nostalgia and charm of familiar English and American folksongs. You will also love Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies featuring harp, guitar and marimba.
The full schedule of performances is as follows:
Stories in Song
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, October 26, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
A Nova Christmas
Friday, December 19, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Saturday, December 20, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
Journeys & Transformations
Saturday, February 14, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, February 15, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Lullabies & Folksongs, featuring Erin Freund, harp
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, April 19, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - $60 for adults, $50 for seniors.
Subscribers to Nova's 2014-2015 Season receive four concerts at an excellent discount.
Individual concert tickets available at the door. Adults $18, Seniors (65+) $15, Students Free.
Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hope to share this fantastic listening experience with you. Nova Singers is known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the spirit and charm the singers impart to their music. Dr. Lane has been serving the greater Galesburg and Quad-Cities communities for over twenty-five years, bringing her passion for music and expressive singing to audiences and singers alike.
For more information, call Nova Singers at 309-341-7038 or e-mail
. Information is also available at www.novasingers.com. Nova Singers’ 29th season is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and the Quad City Arts.