Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite Video

Daniel Sommerville conducts the Pulcinella Suite by Stravinsky on April 21, 2017

This performance of Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite was recorded on April 21, 2017 at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago and features the Camerata Chicago orchestra under the baton of Daniel Sommerville, Music Director of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra.

The Principals of each string section form a concertino virtuoso quintet:

  • Mathias Tacke, violin
  • Talia Pavia, violin
  • Rose Armbrust, viola
  • Chris Ferrer, cello
  • Kit Polen, double bass

Sweetest Day 2017


Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago performing Vivaldi and Bach.

Vivaldi Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons will be performed by 16 year old virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli and Steve Robinson, former Executive Director of 98.7WFMT, will narrate the four seasons sonnets of poetry that go along with the music.

Watch a video of Amelia performing the Svendsen Romance with Camerata Chicago in 2016.

Virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Virtuoso 16 year old violinist Amelia Piscitelli will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

The Bach Double Violin Concerto

Our concertmaster Mathias Tacke, formerly of the Vermeer String Quartet and Amelia, who was featured on WFMT’s Introductions radio show last year, will perform the Bach double violin concerto. Drostan Hall conducts this wonderful string orchestra concert with virtuoso soloists performing baroque concerti and lyrical classics.


You will be given a
delicious parting gift of a
Sweetest Day
Graham’s Fine Chocolate
at the concert!

Steve Robinson, Amelia Piscitelli, Drostan Hall, Mathias Tacke

‘Veuve & Vivaldi’ Dinner & Concert Special Deal at the Ivy

Special 'Veuve & Vivaldi' event blog post: dinner + concert deal at The Ivy

'Veuve & Vivaldi' co-hosted on Facebook by The Ivy and Camerata Chicago

Veuve & Vivaldi event: enjoy a delicious dinner from 5pm at the Ivy Restaurant, Wheaton, followed by our wonderful Vivaldi Four Seasons concert at 7:30pm. Only a few steps away, the concert will be at Gary Methodist Church. Call the Ivy Restaurant (Wheaton) to reserve your place at Veuve & Vivaldi dinner & concert event for a 50% discount on this concert: 630-665-2489.

Read this excellent blog post about Vivaldi and the Veuve & Vivaldi event.



Steve Robinson, former Executive Director at 98.7WFMT

Steve Robinson, former Executive Director at 98.7WFMT giving a speech at Sweetest Day 2016 being awarded the Associate Concert Master Chair. Steve will present the four seasons of poetry which goes with the music.

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Veuve & Vivaldi Special Event Collaboration

On October 20, 2017, Camerata Chicago Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi and Bach at the Gary Methodist Church here in Wheaton. We are more than honored to collaborate and partner with Camerata Chicago Orchestra to create a dinner and orchestra package that will make for a lovely night out for local couples. Before the 7:30pm performance, we invite you to the restaurant to enjoy our “Veuve & Vivaldi”experience. Guests of the restaurant will be invited to experience Veuve Clicquot by the glass (something that is very rarely ever offered by restaurants!) or by the bottle. It’s a lovely way to toast to Vivaldi. Glass: $16 Bottle: $78 You will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets to the Camerata Chicago Orchestra event at 50% off—we encourage you to reserve tickets when you call to make a reservation or pick up tickets beforehand—and if weather is cooperative, you can walk to Gary Methodist Church and take full advantage of our complimentary valet service. Call (630) 665-2489 to reserve your table and tickets. More details available in the event blog post. Temporary blog link in bio. #ivyofwheaton #ivyrestaurant #veuveclicquot #vivaldi #cameratachicago #downtownwheaton #sweetestday #orchestra #violin #bach #datenight

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Magnificat 2017: November 10 Chicago


7:30pm Friday November 10
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago

Central Chicago Parking: $6

We perform this beautiful program of sacred music with the Fourth Church Choral Society comprising an eighty member chorus, directed by John W. Sherer, organ, chamber orchestra and soloists. Conducted by Drostan Hall, this performance marks the first anniversary of Camerata Chicago’s appointment as Orchestra-in-Residence at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Arias will be performed by excellent soloists

Gretchen Adams  |  Carol Carpenter  |  Kathryn Wills Cole
Beena David  |  Kimberly Gunderson  |  Rachael Holzhausen
Carla Janzen  |  Laura Perkett  |  Katherine Weber
Brett Potts | Dan Richardson | Marshall Rollings

Choral Society & Camerata Chicago Photos and Videos

Watch our video highlights of the Mozart Mass in C Minor performed with the Fourth Church Choral Society on November 11, 2016.

See a slideshow of great photos from last year’s event.

$6 Parking Information and Map


This concert will take place in the Sanctuary.

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Magnificat 2017: November 17 Wheaton


7:30pm Friday November 17
College Church, Wheaton

Camerata Chicago heralds its new professional Chamber Choir performing Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Zadok the Priest on November 17.

At the heart of the choir are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Lyric Opera – the top singers in Chicago. College Church Organist H. E. Singley will be joining us for this performance with five wonderful soloists:

Robin Wiper, Soprano
Annie Rosen, Soprano
Denise Gamez, Alto
Timothy Bentch, Tenor
Gerard Sundberg, Bass


We are very grateful to the Tyndale House Foundation
for its generous support of this sacred music concert.

Sponsored by Tyndale House Foundation

We have a range of ticket types on our ticket system, including ones which allow you to support local schools, select the front rows with a VIP ticket or choose tickets for children. All concertgoers of age 16 and under can go for free with a paying adult!

Special 'Veuve & Vivaldi' event blog post: dinner + concert deal at The Ivy

Enjoy a delicious dinner from 5pm at the Ivy Restaurant, Wheaton, followed by our wonderful Vivaldi Gloria and Bach Magnificat concert at 7:30pm. Only a few steps away, the concert will be at College Church. Call the Ivy Restaurant (Wheaton) to reserve your place at dinner and receive a 50% discount on this concert: 630-665-2489.



The concert at College Church is presented by Camerata Chicago independently of College Church and its events.

We are grateful to Prime Blend for its support of our concerts.

This concert marks what would have been the 92nd birthday of our
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November 17 Wheaton Magnificat Soloists

We have five great soloists for our Magnificat concert in Wheaton on November 17:

Robin Wiper – Soprano

1S-robinwiper-0150x0180Robin Wiper received her Masters Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and has had the blessing to learn from many famous Master Clinicians, Teachers and Coaches during her 25 -plus years of study, performance and teaching. She has studied acting, directing, pedagogy, movement and dance, and has twice been a Certified Actor Combatant in six weapons as a stage combat artist with the Society of American Fight Directors. Read more …

Annie Rosen – Soprano

2S-annierosen-0150x0180Annie Rosen, a mezzo-soprano of “bright promise” (Chicago Tribune), is a 2017 graduate of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble of the Lyric Opera of Chicago; her performance in the Ensemble’s 2017 showcase was recognized as “the evening’s tour-de-force” by the Chicago Tribune. Rosen began her first season at the Ryan Center jumping in as Mélisande/Pelléas et Melisande in rehearsal with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Read more …

Denise Gamez – Alto / Mezzo-soprano

3A-Denise-Gamez (HD)-300Mezzo-soprano Denise Gamez regularly sings recital, oratorio and symphonic repertoire with orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. She has appeared as soloist with the Indianapolis, San Francisco Opera, Toledo, South Dakota, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Terre Haute, and Wheaton College symphony orchestras, and twice performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica under the baton of John Nelson. Read more …

Timothy Bentch – Tenor

4T-timothybentch-0150x0180Tenor Timothy Bentch was raised on a farm in Missouri. His first singing experiences took place in the local Mennonite church and practicing scales on the tractor and in the silo but eventually led him to a master’s degree at the acclaimed Curtis Institute of Music. For twelve years he lived in Hungary where critics referred to him as “a treasure in today’s Hungarian musical life”, naming him the most significant “Hungarian” lyric tenor of this generation. Read more …

Gerard Sundberg – Bass / Baritone

5B-g-sundberg-lg[11]-400Performances for the 2016-17 season included Handel Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony and Chamber Chorus; Finzi In Terra Pax with Northside United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA; Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with the North Carolina Master Chorale, Raleigh, NC; Mendelssohn Elijah with Bel Canto Chorus, Milwaukee; BWV 9, 38, 79, 80, and 192 J.S. Bach cantatas with the Peoria Bach Festival, IL Read more …