2022 Handel Messiah
Our Annual festive series of the Messiah Part I Christmas by Handel and the Hallelujah Chorus with the Camerata Chicago Orchestra and Choir and four world class soloists, including Peter Van De Graaf.
7 PM, MAY 9, 2022
St. John Lutheran Church, WHEATON
The Academy Spring Concert is entitled “Concerto at the Double” and will feature concertos for two instruments! With performances from both the Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras, there will be seven young soloists.
In a celebration of the baroque double concerto the Senior Academy performs three of the most famous – the Bach Double Violin Concerto, the Concerto for Two Violins and the Concerto for two Celli by Vivaldi! The Junior Academy will perform the first movement of the Violin Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi and the famous Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Bach with a selection of other movements.
Soloists: (clockwise) Tabitha Rea, Abby Edwards, Ian Dalmas, Aleksia Nenadovich, Wren Page, Charlotte Ries, Audrianna Hall.
Senior Academy Orchestra
Bach Double Violin Concerto – Tabitha Rea and Abby Edwards Concerto for Two Violins by Vivaldi – Ian Dalmas and Audrianna Hall Concerto for Two Celli by Vivaldi – Charlotte Ries and Wren Page Pavanne by Faure
Troika by Prokofiev
Junior Academy Orchestra
Vivaldi A Minor Violin Concerto Movt 1 – Aleksia Nenadovich Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major by Bach – Selected Movements
– Gavotte No 1 No 2
Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli (Top left), Senior Academy Orchestra (Top right), Junior Academy Orchestra (Bottom)
Founded in 2014, the Camerata Chicago Academy is an elite chamber orchestra program comprising advanced students. The Academy provides a marvelous opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional atmosphere with the Camerata Chicago faculty which manifests the educational spirit of Camerata Chicagoís founder and Music Director Drostan Hall. Maestro Hall has thirty years experience training aspiring young musicians. Many of the Academy’s members plan to study music at university and subsequently go on to have professional careers in music.
The Senior Academy Orchestra
The Junior Academy Orchestra
Amelia Piscitelli, violin
Amelia Piscitelli graduated as Salutatorian from Hammond Baptist High School (Schererville, IN) in May 2019. She is currently enrolled as a Music Performance major at Hyles-Anderson College, a Bible college in Crown Point, IN. Amelia has played violin since 2005 and began to study violin seriously with Stephanie Allen in 2008. From 2009-2014 her violin studies continued with Debbie Edwards (Downers Grove Suzuki Strings) followed by Drostan Hall (Hall School of Music) from 2014 to the present.
She joined Camerata Chicago Academy in 2015 and has been Concertmaster since 2017. In December 2016 she performed live on WFMT’s Introductions (Chicago, IL). Since then her professional experience with Camerata Chicago has also included solo opportunities. Her professional solo debut performing the Svendsen Romance in 2016; performing the Bach Double with Mathias Tacke in 2017; soloist for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2017 and 2018; soloist as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series in 2019. DMD Records recently released her first solo recording in July 2019 of the Vivaldi Four Seasons. She is often requested to participate in vocal groups at FBC Hammond as a violinist and vocalist.
Purchase our new CD of the Vivaldi Four Seasons,
the first ever educational recording with explanations
and over twenty excerpts illustrating his clever sound effects,
performed by virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli
and narrated by Steve Robinson of WFMT fame.