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Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem & Antiphon at Orchestra Hall

Hi all,

We are thrilled to be hosting another wonderful concert at Orchestra Hall! We hope you will join us for Vaughan Williams' thrilling cantata Dona Nobis Pacem and Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs with the Masterworks Festival Chorus, the professional Elgin Symphony Orchestra and prominent soloists Rebecca Wascoe, soprano and Gregory Brookes, baritone, under the baton of esteemed Guest Conductor Richard Bjella at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center on Sunday, May 25 at 7:30pm.

Vaughan Williams composed his cantata Dona Nobis Pacem as a prayer for peace with texts taken from the Mass, poetry by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and Biblical verse. Throughout the six parts of Dona Nobis Pacem, Vaughan Williams combines gorgeous melodies and vivid text in his wonderfully complex and thrilling cantata.

The concert will also feature esteemed American composer Z. Randall Stroope as he leads the National Festival Chorus in a diverse and exciting program including the works of Telemann and Paulus, as well as some of Stroope's very own works, Lamentations of Jeremiah, and Go Lovely Rose. Maestro Stroope is one of the most active choral conductors and composers working today.

Make sure to reserve your spot early for this concert before seats sell out! Tickets are only $5 each, a fantastic discount. You can purchase your ticket(s) directly on this event page.

Please note: Once you have booked your tickets, they will be available for collection under your full name (the name listed under your PayPal "Buyer Information" in payment, not your Meetup name) at the box office at Orchestra Hall as early as one hour prior to the concert performance. Each individual is responsible for picking up his or her own tickets. Everyone from our Meetup group will be seated together.

Don't miss this spectacular Memorial Day weekend concert at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hope to see you there!



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  • Sam A.

    Hey there
    I am professional violinist that is currently doing Doctoral Degree at Michigan State University.
    I am having my summer break in Chicago and teaching violin for students of all ages.
    Let me know if somebody is interested to take violin lessons.

    May 25, 2014

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