Thursday, April 26, 2018

PHILHARMONIC CHORALE, IN RESIDENCE AT ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE, PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT MAY 6


The Philharmonic Chorale, in residence at Illinois Central College, will present its spring concert Landscapes and Anthems on Sun., May 6 at 2:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus.

Music in the first half of the concert includes past and present choral music favorites, including Festival Sanctus by John Leavitt, Gloria by Paul Basler, Northern Lights from Norwegian composer Ola Gjeillo and Finale from the Gondoliers by the collaborative team of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring accompaniment by pianists Carol Spayer and ICC faculty member Walter Stout. 

Selections in the second half of the concert features folk song arrangements, including My Gentle Harp from Alice Parker, Nine Hundred Miles arranged by Philip Silvey and Bound for the Promised Land, arranged by Craig Courtney. In addition, a patriotic set featuring works of Z. Randall Stroope, Irving Berlin and Peter Wilhousky will complete the concert.

Landscape photography from local artists will be featured during the concert, including work from Scott Cavanah, Bryan Chumbley, Jeff Gasick, Harley Henderson, Neil Larimore, Maureen Leuba, Ken Paulsen, Scott Paulsen and Jeffrey Shelton.

Walter Stout, ICC adjunct faculty member in music, joins Philharmonic accompanist Carol Spayer for two selections during the concert. Stout serves as organist at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bartonville and Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Peoria.

               This Philharmonic Chorale is supported as an in-residence ensemble by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased online at ArtsAtICC.com. Tickets are also available at the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office in person or by phone at (309) 694-5136.

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