Members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus will be performing at Carnegie Hall on Memorial Day 2013. One year ago Naperville resident and IMSA Instrumental Music Director, Mary Beth McCarthy, the director of the Chorus, received a formal invitation to perform John Rutter's Requiem under the direction of Rutter himself. Even McCarthy will have the opportunity to step aside from her traditional role of conducting the Chorus and sing as a member of the Chorus.
The group will join seven other groups from throughout the country and the New England Symphonic Ensemble on the Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern Auditorium for the 8:00 pm concert on Monday, May 27, 2013.
In preparation for the concert, the Chorus starting rehearsing in September 2012, in addition to presenting two local performances in April 2013. Once they arrive in New York City, the singers will rehearse for three days in order to be ready for their big Carnegie Hall debut.
When they are not rehearsing, members will have the opportunity to attend Broadway plays and sightsee. But once they return to Illinois, they will be putting the finishing touches on the aptly named spring pops concert, "From Broadway to the Big Screen," which will feature Broadway show tunes that started out as stage musicals and ended up as movies.
The spring concert will be performed on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 3 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 N. Edgelawn, Aurora, Illinois. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 for adults, $10 for ages 65 and older, and $5 for ages 12 and under. A special patron ticket with program listing and priority seating is available for $20.
Additional information about the Chorus or the concerts is available at www.foxvalleyfc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org