DuPage Chorale presents an evening German Romantics music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd.
The group, which performs under the direction of Lee Kesselman, is a large community chorus performing choral concerts and, for the Dec. 3 concert, with a professional orchestra.
The concert features the works of Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven, including "Hallelujah" from "Christ on the Mount of Olives," "Schicksalslied" and ""Meersstille und Fröhliche Fahrt."
"From the unbridled power and energy of Beethoven to the charming lyricism of Schubert to the rich Romantic harmonies of Brahms, these works embody the wealth of the Austro-German Romantic tradition," Kesselman said. "With full professional orchestra and vocal soloists, this concert will treat the audience to the glories of this music."
Kesselman has been the director of Choral Activities at College of DuPage since 1981. A conductor, pianist, teacher and award-winning composer, he directs the DuPage Chorale, New Classic Singers, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, Kesselman has conducted Dominick Argento's "Postcard from Morocco" for OperaWorks! in Madison, Wisc. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and recipient of 20 consecutive ASCAP awards, Kesselman has published compositions through Boosey & Hawkes, Roger Dean Music, Colla Voce and Kesselman Press. Kesselman is currently the President-Elect of Illinois Choral Directors Association.
Tickets to the Dec. 3 concert are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $6 for students. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the MAC Box office at (630) 942-4000 or visit www.atthemac.org.