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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2017-11-17 Magnificat Flyer

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 …

Mozart Mass in C Minor Photos

In Concert Last Year at Fourth Church

We co-presented with Fourth Church a magnificent concert of the Mozart Mass in C Minor featuring the Fourth Church Choral Society directed by John W. Sherer! Here are photos taken by Lydia Hoover who has kindly given us permission to publish them:

More photos here.

Mozart Mass in C Minor Videos


The Mozart C Minor Mass performed by Camerata Chicago with the Fourth Church Choral Society on Friday November 11, 2016 conducted by Drostan Hall. This concert is in memory of Lois Z. Jackson Farnsworth 1924–2016.

Laura Perkett, Soprano
Kimberly Gunderson, Soprano II
Cole Seaton, Tenor
Daniel Richardson, Bass

This performance is a collaboration with Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago and celebrates Camerata Chicago’s appointment as Orchestra-in-Residence.

At the heart of the Fourth Church Choral Society are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Lyric Opera, directed by John W. Sherer.

Many thanks to Fourth Presbyterian Church and Eric Arunas of 98.7WFMT