Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Campanella Choir Will Perform at 2013 Youth Choral Festival Concert

Courtesy of Chicago a capella

Last year, Chicago a capella [sic] ensemble brought together young singers throughout the Chicago area for the first ever Youth Choral Festival Concert. On March 9, 2013, a capella is doing it again – and Campanella is one of the choirs invited to participate.
During the festival, Campanella kids will take part in a day worth of workshops, singing and performances. The workshops will be completely free. The festival culminates in a public concert where each of the participating groups will perform, first alone, then together with the a capella singers. There will be no competition, no attempts to one-up each other – just talented kids from all across Chicagoland giving it their best and getting a chance to shine.
Along with Campanella, singers from Hubbard High School, Downers Grove South High School, South Shore High School of Leadership and the Chicago a cappella High School Internship Program will be performing.
The 2013 Youth Choral Festival will take place at Rockefeller Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago). And while you can’t be there during workshops, we hope to see you all at the public concert, which will begin at 5:30 PM. Tickets cost $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Join us, will you? You won’t regret it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Come see Campanella Choir perform in the Legend of the Unicorn

One of the original The Hunt for the Unicorn tapestries

Campanella fans and supporters are invited to come to St. Giles Episcopal Church (3025 Walters Ave, Northbrook) and see a one-of a kind event that will combine art, beautiful singing and classical music.  

“Legend of  the Unicorn” is based on "The Hunt for the Unicorn," a series of seven Renaissance-era tapestries that tells the story of how a group of noblemen set out to capture the mystical creature. Featuring the timeless themes of the power of innocence, mercy and compassion, the performance will be sure to thrill and captivate.  

Campanella Children's Choir will be performing together with the Chicago Trio (Irene Schweizer, Natalya Chernysh and Diana Kofman), a Russian-American classical music group. The slideshow of the original "The Hunt for the Unicorn” tapestries will play in the background as they perform, giving the event a truly unique atmosphere.   

The musical will feature classical pieces by George Handel, Antonio Lotti, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Pierre Certon, as well as Vladimir Vavilov’s version of Ave Maria. 
”The Legend of the Unicorn” will take place March 2, 2013, at 7:00 PM. Adults and children six and older are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there. 

Who Are the Chicago Trio: 

Cellist Irene Schweizer graduated from Lviv Conservatory. She taught at the conservatory and worked in the Lviv Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra. In 1999, she emigrated to Ausstria, where she continued her musical career as a concertmaster at the Vienna Chamber Oscestra and an instructor at Yehuda Halevy Music Centrum. She toured in Chicago and Japan, among other countries.  

Violinist Natalya Chernysh graduated from Kiev’s Chaykovski National Musical Academy. She worked at a chamber orchestra and taught at the music school in Kiev and toured with the Khmelnytskyi Chamber and Symphony orchestras.  

Pianist Diana Kofman graduated from the Odesssa Conservatory. She taught at the Stolyarsky School, worked as a concertmaster at the Odessa String Ensemble, toured with concert programs in Germany, Italy and England, among other countries. Upon arriving in United States, she continued her musical career at the Roosevelt University as both an instructor and a performer.