Fine Arts Building

CHICAGO
Fine Arts Building

410 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60605

Directions

The Fine Arts Building is easily accessible by the CTA Red/Blue line Jackson stop, and the Orange/Brown/Purple/Pink line Harold Washington Library stop.

The Metra Van Buren stop is on Michigan Ave, right across from the Fine Arts Building.

Bus lines North – South along Michigan Avenue are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 20, 56, 60, 147, 151.
126 Bus runs East – West along Jackson to Michigan.
29, 62, 146 and 148 Busses drop off two blocks West on State Street.

Parking

The Fine Arts Building is located directly above the Grant Park South Parking Garage.

Grant Park South Garage
325 S Michigan Ave
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312-922-1156

ABM Parking
55 E Jackson Blvd
312-765-0252

Congress Hotel/Park 1
65 E Harrison St
312-906-8763

Wabash/Park 1
410 S Wabash Ave
312-939-9898

Sacred Music 2018

HANDEL MESSIAH | BACH MAGNIFICAT

Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its new choir performing the Messiah (Part I – Christmas) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus and the Magnificat by Bach! At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago. We have six wonderful soloists all conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall:

Robin Wiper, Soprano
Matteo Warren, Boy Soprano
Michelle Wrighte, Soprano
Denise Gamez, Alto
Timothy Bentch, Tenor
Stephen Morscheck, Bass

Messiah Soloists 2018

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

Sponsored by Tyndale House Foundation

Tickets:

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We have a range of ticket types on our ticket system – 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! For the Wheaton concert we are also supporting Clapham School as part of our mission to educate and inspire the next generation. We will donate to Clapham School any portion above $25 of a Clapham School Benefit ticket sold.

Discounts are available online only, not at the door, so if you have a coupon code please buy tickets online! Click here for details of how to use a discount coupon code.

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


Tickets Price
Adult
Enjoy the concert! Unassigned seats.
$50
Senior
Enjoy the concert! Unassigned seats.
$40
Student with ID
A low cost ticket for students with relevant ID.
$10
16 & Under
For concertgoers of 16 & Under attending with a paying adult.
Free
VIP
Front rows are reserved for VIP ticket holders.
$75
Clapham School Benefit
Portion above $25 of the ticket will be donated to Clapham School.
$50

 

The concert at College Church is presented by Camerata Chicago. It is not sponsored by or a function of College Church and its events.

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Sacred Music 2017 Videos

Back Magnificat 2017

Timothy Bentch
November 17, 2017: Chicago
Deposuit potentes

Timothy Bentch and Denise Gamez
November 17, 2017: Chicago
Magnificat Et misericordia

Handel Zadok the Priest 2017

The Camerata Chicago choir and orchestra perform Zadok the Priest
November 17, 2017: Chicago
Zadok the Priest – God Save the King

We have two Sacred Music concerts coming up in November 2018 performing Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat.

 


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Messiah Soloists

We have six great soloists for our Messiah and Magnificat concerts on November 2 in Chicago and November 2 in Wheaton:

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 …

Michelle Wrighte – Soprano

wrighte headshot-0300x0375Michelle Wrighte’s versatile talent has taken her all over the United States performing many lead roles. The Iowa-born mezzo-soprano earned critical praise for her portrayal of Emilia opposite Ben Heppner, Renae Fleming, and Lucio Gallo — in Sir Peter Hall’s internationally acclaimed new production of Otello, which opened the 2001-02 season of Lyric Opera of Chicago. During Ms. Wrighte’s past seasons at Lyric Opera she has also performed the roles of Mercedes/Carmen … 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 …

Stephen Morscheck – Bass / Baritone

Stephen Morscheck, BassBass-baritone Stephen Morscheck is an alumnus of Wheaton College and is widely respected for the dignity he brings in both concert and operatic performances. “Stephen Morscheck’s Leporello was genuinely funny, as well as solidly sung. His catalogue aria was almost too effective, drawing applause before its conclusion,” says Opera News of his performance in Don Giovanni. Of Verdi’s Requiem, The Boston Herald said … Read more …

Matteo Warren – Boy Soprano

Matteo Warren

Matteo Warren performs arias of the Messiah and has been working with our soprano and voice teacher Robin Wiper. Matteo is a member of the Children’s Music program at College Church in Wheaton under the direction of Jennifer Wheatley. He also sings with Franklin Middle School All-School Chorus and Concert Choir organized and led by Mrs Crystal Forbes.
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2018 Vivaldi Four Seasons

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS SERIES

7:30 p.m. Friday July 13, 2018
Griffith Lutheran Church, GRIFFITH

6 p.m. Saturday July 14, 2018
Dunham Woods Riding Club, WAYNE

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Enjoy a fabulous performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by sixteen year old violin prodigy Amelia Piscitelli with poetry read by Steve Robinson of WFMT fame. Amelia was featured on the 98.7WFMT Introductions radio show and had her debut with Camerata Chicago in Fall 2016.

This concert is in support of Camerata Chicago’s Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Recording Project and Griffith Lutheran Church. Including the poetry written by Vivaldi himself, the recording is for a CD designed especially for children to learn this classic and be inspired in the riches of classical music. Joyce Saxon is the Principal Project Sponsor.

Griffith: we take the Four Seasons to Griffith Lutheran Church, Indiana, Amelia’s home state for a benefit concert in support of the recording project.

Wayne: Enjoy the Four Seasons on the lawn in the beautiful grounds of the Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne. The lawn looks onto the patio at Corky’s next to the club where the orchestra is performing. Or sit in assigned seating and after the concert join us for our gala benefit dinner at the club house to support this recording project (50%) and the Wayne Area Conservancy Foundation (50%). The last date for ordering dinner tickets is midnight Wednesday July 11. (All lawn tickets will be available until the concert begins). If you have missed this deadline, do please call 630-221-5555 to see if any dinner tickets are still available.

For full details including ticket prices and descriptions with a map see:

GRIFFITH: 7:30 p.m. Friday July 13, 2018

WAYNE: 6 p.m. Saturday July 14, 2018

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VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS
BENEFIT CONCERT

 

VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST AMELIA PISCITELLI
CAMERATA CHICAGO ORCHESTRA

 

7:30 p.m. Friday July 13, 2018
Griffith Lutheran Church, GRIFFITH

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Enjoy a fabulous performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by sixteen year old violin prodigy Amelia Piscitelli with poetry read by Steve Robinson of WFMT fame. Amelia was featured on the 98.7WFMT Introductions radio show and had her debut with Camerata Chicago in Fall 2016.

This concert is in support of Camerata Chicago’s Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Recording Project and Griffith Lutheran Church. Including the poetry written by Vivaldi himself, the recording is for a CD designed especially for children to learn this classic and be inspired in the riches of classical music. Joyce Saxon is the Principal Project Sponsor.

Tickets Price
Adult
Enjoy the concert! Unassigned seats.
$50
Senior
Enjoy the concert! Unassigned seats.
$40
Student with ID
A low cost ticket for students with relevant ID.
$10
16 & Under
For concertgoers of 16 & Under attending with a paying adult.
Free
VIP
Front rows are reserved for VIP ticket and Donor ticket holders.
$75
Donor
Enjoy the concert in the knowledge that you’ve helped one of the best orchestras in the world achieve its musical and educational mission and helped Griffith Lutheran Church. Anything above $75 is tax deductible. Suggested: $100
$100

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2018 Vivaldi Four Seasons July 14 Wayne

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS
BENEFIT CONCERT

 

VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST AMELIA PISCITELLI
CAMERATA CHICAGO ORCHESTRA

 

6 p.m. Saturday July 14, 2018
Dunham Woods Riding Club, WAYNE

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Enjoy a fabulous performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by sixteen year old violin prodigy Amelia Piscitelli with poetry read by Steve Robinson of WFMT fame. Amelia was featured on the 98.7WFMT Introductions radio show and had her debut with Camerata Chicago in Fall 2016.

This concert is in support of Camerata Chicago’s Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Recording Project. Including the poetry written by Vivaldi himself, the recording is for a CD designed especially for children to learn this classic and be inspired in the riches of classical music. Joyce Saxon is the Principal Project Sponsor.

Enjoy the Four Seasons on the lawn in the beautiful grounds of the Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne. The lawn looks onto the patio at Corky’s next to the club where the orchestra is performing. Or sit in assigned seating and after the concert join us for our gala benefit dinner at the club house to support this recording project (50%) and the Wayne Area Conservancy Foundation (50%).

The last date for ordering dinner tickets is midnight Wednesday July 11. If you have missed this deadline, do please call 630-221-5555 to see if any dinner tickets are still available. (All lawn tickets will still be available until the concert begins).

Tickets Price
Lawn Adult
Enjoy the concert on the lawn – bring a picnic.
$25
Lawn Student
Enjoy the concert on the lawn with your Student ID – bring a picnic.
$10
Lawn 16 & Under
16 & Under concertgoers are admitted for free with a paying adult.
Free
Dinner & Concert Adult
Each ticket includes assigned seating at the concert and a gala dinner. 50% of this ticket is tax deductible.
$100
Dinner & Concert 16 & Under
For concertgoers of 16 & Under the concert itself is free. 50% of this ticket is tax deductible.
$75

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The last date for ordering dinner tickets is midnight Wednesday July 11. If you have missed this deadline, do please call 630-221-5555 to see if any dinner tickets are still available. (All lawn tickets will be available until the concert begins).

Amelia Piscitelli Artist Profile

Amelia Piscitelli made her professional debut with Camerata Chicago in our October 2016 Sweetest Day Series and went on to perform the Vivaldi Four Seasons in October 2017. We are now recording the Four Seasons this summer for a new educational CD primarily for children which will include a performance of the complete work, the poetry Vivaldi wrote and numerous demonstrations of the sound effects he uses. As part of the recording project, we have two concerts to support the project on July 13 in Griffith and July 14 in Wayne.

The following video is Amelia’s debut with Camerata Chicago as part of the Sweetest Day Series:

Amelia has been smiling to classical music since infancy and formally began playing violin at the age of four. From 2009-2014, she studied violin with Debbie Edwards, then in late Summer 2014, she began studying with Drostan Hall, her current teacher. Having recently turned 17, she has just completed her junior year at Hammond Baptist High School, and greatly enjoys playing violin, teaching violin, and playing specials with her violin students at church. She relishes the chamber music opportunities afforded her at Sforzando String Camp for the last 7 summers and has been privileged to be a member of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra since 2015.

Amelia is Concert Master of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra. She performed an entire recital of virtuoso classics on 98.7WFMT Introductions on December 3, 2016. She was accompanied by Cindy Trowbridge and performed:

Violin Sonata No. 4 in D Major, HWV371, George Frideric Handel
– Movement 1 – Affettuoso
– Movement 2 – Allegro
Romanze Op. 26, Johan Svendsen
Praeludium and Allegro “in the Style of Pugnani”, Fritz Kreisler
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Fritz Kreisler
Melodie, Christoph Willibald Gluck
Scherzo tarantelle, Op.16, Henri Wieniawski