Concerts

CONCERTS 2021

2021 Sacred Music Series
Handel’s Messiah Part I (Christmas) with the Hallelujah Chorus and Zadok the Priest.
DEC 10, 2021 Chicago Tickets | Information
DEC 11, 2021 Wheaton Tickets | Information

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RECENT CONCERTS

2021 Jubilant Jupiter Series
Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Jupiter Symphony and Tippett’s Fantasia with Corelli’s Concerto Grosso on which it is based!
OCT 1, 2021 Chicago Information
OCT 2, 2021 Wheaton Information

2021 Academy Benefit Concert

ACADEMY BENEFIT CONCERT

6 pm AUGUST 27, 2021

PianoForte Studios, Chicago
Livestream

Amelia Piscitelli, violin
Cindy Trowbridge, Piano

Join violinist Amelia Piscitelli and pianist Cindy Trowbridge for this recital of works for violin and piano by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Wieniawski, Rachmaninoff and Bloch. This benefit concert helps to raise funds to continue in our mission of inspiring the next generation of youthful musicians through our educational Academy program. Amelia is Concert Master of the Senior Academy Orchestra.

Repertoire

Beethoven Sonata No. 1 Opus 12 in D Major for piano and violin
Bach Gavotte en Rondeau
Wieniawski Polonaise Brilliant in D Major
Brahms Sonatensatz
Bloch Nigun
Rachmaninoff Vocalise

Violinist Amelia Piscitelli, Pianist Cindy Trowbridge and performing together at 98.7WFMT.

There are two editions of the concert on our ticket system:
Audience tickets: For those of you who would like to be physically present in the audience. If you purchase one of these you will receive a ticket to present at the box office as usual.
Livestream Tickets: When you purchase a $15 livestream ticket you will receive a link to the livestream in your confirmation email but no actual ticket. Coupon codes do not apply to livestream tickets.

The Academy

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The Senior Academy Orchestra

The Junior Academy Orchestra

Academy Benefit Concert Biographies

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.

Cindy Trowbridge, piano

Cindy Trowbridge is a member of the piano faculty at College of DuPage, where she teaches private and class piano and serves as staff accompanist. She does extensive work as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental recitals at Wheaton College, and performs as a collaborative pianist throughout the Chicagoland area. Cindy is the principal pianist for Credo Flute, and has served as music director for Wheaton College’s Opera Music Theater program and as pianist for DuPage Opera Theater. She has released recordings with the Carey Consort and has been featured in several WFMT live broadcasts. Cindy holds a Master of Music from Indiana University, where she studied with Menahem Pressler, and a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University. Cindy has collaborated with Drostan Hall and Amelia Piscitelli on a number of broadcast performances and concerts.

Amelia Piscitelli and Cindy Trowbridge Performance

Amelia Piscitelli and Cindy Trowbridge performing the Svensden Romance at the Wheaton College Artist Series: Emerging Artists Showcase on October 24, 2020.

Handel Messiah 2018 Video

Handel Messiah 2018 Video

November 3, 2018
College Church, Wheaton

Watch this superb video and enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its new choir performing the Messiah (Part I – Christmas) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus. At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago. We had six wonderful soloists all conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall for our 2018 Messiah performances:

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 production.

Sponsored by Tyndale House Foundation

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

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Concert Venue: Dunham Woods Riding Club

DUNHAM WOODS RIDING CLUB, WAYNE

33w333 Army Trail Road
Wayne, IL 60184

The July 31 Summer Camp Concert at 3 p.m. takes place at the Dunham Woods Riding Club set in beautiful grounds in Wayne. The lawn looks onto a patio at Corky’s next to the club. Concert tickets holders are invited to the Champagne Reception at 4:30pm. Those attending dinner will be served at 5:30pm.

Visit the Dunham Woods Riding Club website.

Academy 2020 Videos

Recording Session December 18, 2020

Senior Academy

There are 8 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach A minor Violin Concerto BWV 1041 Movt 1
Soloist – Tabitha Rea

2 Beethoven Piano Quartet in C major, WoO 36 No. 1 Movt 1.
Soloist – Kate Johnston

Expanded for string orchestra

Mozart Symphony No 15 in G Major

3 Movt 1 Allegro
4 Movt 2 Andante
5 Movt 3 Minuet & Trio
6 Movt 4 Presto

7 Mascagni Intermezzo for Cavaliera Rusticana

8 Shostakovich Waltz No. 2

(From Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra)

Junior Academy

There are 3 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3
2 Kuchler Concertino in D Movt. 1
3 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3 – Section Principals

Junior Academy Section Principals
Audrianna Hall
Helen Gordeuk
Eva Dalmas
Iselin Byars
Lawrence Hall

For more Academy videos head over to Academy Videos.

2021 Jubilant Jupiter Series

Jubilant Jupiter Series


In a celebration of a return to live music, renowned soprano Robin Wiper performs the Mozart Exsultate Jubilate with the Camerata Chicago chamber orchestra. Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will perform Tippett’s Fantasia Concertante based on theme by Corelli from the Concerto Grosso No 2, which is also included in the program.

Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry as the orchestra performs Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.

Both concerts will have a physical audience and the October 2 Wheaton concert will also be livestreamed so you can watch remotely.

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Repertoire

Mozart Exsultate Jubilate with Soprano Robin Wiper
Tippett Fantasia Concertante based on theme by Corelli
Corelli Concerto Grosso No 2 in F Major
Mozart Jupiter Symphony No. 41 in C Major

Jubilant Jupiter Series Artists

October 1 Chicago 7:30 p.m. Concert
There is an audience only edition of this concert.

October 2 Wheaton 3 p.m. Concert
There are two editions of the October 2 Wheaton concert on our ticket system:
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Audience tickets: For those of you who would like to be physically present in the audience to get the full orchestral experience. If you purchase one of these you will receive a ticket to present at the box office as usual. You will need to wear masks. VIP tickets are available if you would to be personally ushered to your front-row seats.

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Sacred Music 2021

HANDEL’S MESSIAH, HALLELUJAH CHORUS AND ZADOK THE PRIEST

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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 Zadok the Priest. At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago. We have four wonderful soloists all conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall:

Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano
Lauren Decker, Mezzosoprano
Jonathan Johnson, Tenor
Gerard Sundberg, Baritone

Hallelujah Chorus: At these concerts the Camerata Chicago Orchestra and Choir will perform the famous and celebrated Hallelujah Chorus. We’ll perform it twice – the second time giving you the opportunity to join in for a truly rousing finale to this fabulous sacred music performance.

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

Sponsored by Tyndale House Foundation

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