Nova Singers, led by award-winning conductor Dr. Laura L. Lane, is celebrating its 30th 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 10th and 11th with Encore! Audience Favorites, a compilation of favorite pieces from the last 30 years. With Tallis' If ye love me, Duruflé's Ubi caritas, Whitacre's Water Night and many folk songs and spirituals, this program has it all! In December, A Nova Christmas will feature many familiar carols in traditional arrangements and a few new ones. Come enjoy an evening of love joy and peace and make celebrating the holidays with Nova Singers a new holiday tradition. February's concert, The World Beloved, a Bluegrass Mass, is an exciting collaboration between Nova Singers and bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing. This unique piece combines traditional choral music with folk and bluegrass styles. Lively and tuneful, yet infinitely moving, you will not want to miss this original work. The season concludes in April with Voices of the Prairie, a unique experience celebrating Midwestern art, poetry and song. The concert will be paired with works of art by the Midwest Paint Group, and will feature Midwestern composers, songs about the prairie, and the world premiere of a new piece by Abbie Betinis on a poem by Carl Sandburg. The Quad Cities concert will be held at the Figge Art Museum, and a special reception will follow both concerts.
The full schedule of performances is as follows:
Encore! Audience Favorites
Saturday, October 10, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, October 11, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
A Nova Christmas
Friday, December 18, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Saturday, December 19, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Galesburg
A World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass, featuring Monroe Crossing
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, February 14, 4:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Voices of the Prairie, featuring the Midwest Paint Group
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Hall, Knox College, Galesburg
Sunday, April 10, 4:00 p.m., Figge Art Museum, Davenport
SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at www.novasingers.com
$60 for adults, $50 for seniors.
Subscribers to Nova's 2015-2016 Season receive four concerts at an excellent discount. Subscription also includes reserved seat at the special Spring Concert/Art Exhibit!
Individual concert tickets available at the door
Fall, Christmas and Winter Concerts: Adults $18, Seniors (65+) $15, Students Free
Spring Concert/Art Exhibit: Adults $25, Seniors (65+) $20, Students Free
Nova Singers is a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at www.novasingers.com. Nova Singers' 30th season is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and the City of Galesburg.