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

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Camerata Chicago String Quintet

Chamber Music
with the
Camerata Chicago String Quintet

Mathias Tacke (violin), Rika Seko (violin), Rebecca Swan (viola),
Istvan Loga (viola), Christopher Ferrer (‘cello)

Phantasy Quintet, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Beethoven String Quintet No.2, Op. 29 in C Major

This free live-streamed concert was
performed on November 20

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Livestreamed from the Sanctuary
Gary United Methodist Church
WHEATON

Enjoy this fabulous performance of the Beethoven String Quintet No. 2 and Vaughan Williams’ Phantasy Quintet with our new quintet in this live-streamed chamber music concert.

String Quintet Repertoire

Phantasy Quintet, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Leader: Mathias Tacke

1 Prelude. Lento ma non troppo (C minor)
2 Scherzo. Prestissimo (D minor)
3 Alla Sarabanda. Lento (A major)
4 Burlesca. Allegro moderato (D minor)

Beethoven String Quintet No.2, Op. 29 in C Major

Leader: Rika Seko

1 Allegro moderato (C major)
2 Adagio molto espressivo (F major)
3 Scherzo. Allegro (C major)
4 Presto (C major)

Camerata Chicago String Quintet Artists

Mathias Tacke – Concert Master, Violin

Mathias Tacke is Concert Master of Camerata Chicago and was the second violinist of the acclaimed Vermeer Quartet, Chicago from 1992 until 2007. He is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Northern Illinois University and Guest Lecturer for String Chamber Music at Northwestern University. Mathias was appointed Concertmaster of Camerata Chicago in the summer of 2008. … read more.

Rika Seko – Violin

After graduating from Tokyo University of Arts, Rika Seko began her professional career in Bogota, Colombia in 1986, first as guest Concertmaster of the Colombia Symphony, then as Assistant Concertmaster in the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. During that time, she performed over 20 different concertos, from Baroque to Contemporary Repertoire, and gave numerous recitals in Latin America. Since moving to Chicago in 1994 Rika has appeared with many Chicago-area orchestras including Camerata Chicago, … read more.

Rebecca Swan – Viola

Rebecca Swan (BM The Juilliard School ’04) is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. A native of the Chicago area, Rebecca recently moved back after several years in Charlotte, NC, where she played Principal Viola for Charlotte’s Broadway Series and subbed regularly with the Charlotte Symphony. She has studied under Itzhak Perlman, Peter Slowik, Toby Appel, and James Dunham, as well as … read more.

Istvan Loga – Viola

Istvan Loga has followed his passion for classical music across borders. At the George Enesco School of Music under the guidance of Professor Alexander Gavaller he won numerous prestigious awards and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In 2010 he studied with the Cordis Quartet at Nederland’s Strijkkwartet Academie under Stefan Metz (Orlando Quartet) and Marc Danel (Quatuor Danel). Istvan performed alongside world-renowned pianist Martha Argerich … read more.

Christopher Ferrer – Principal Cello, Continuo

Cellist Christopher Ferrer is Principal Cellist of Camerata Chicago and a member of Lakeshore Rush. From 2013-2014 he worked as principal cellist for the West Side Story North American Tour. Christopher attended the Royal College of Music in London and Northern Illinois University. While in high school, he was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Encore Chamber Orchestra. … read more.

Handel Messiah 2019 Video

HANDEL’S MESSIAH and HALLELUJAH CHORUS

Handel Messiah 2019 Video

November 2, 2019
College Church, Wheaton

Watch this superb video and enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its fabulous choir performing the Messiah (Part I) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus. At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago. We had five wonderful soloists all conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall for our 2019 Messiah performances:

Robin Wiper, Soprano
Asher Moses, Boy Soprano
Sarah Holman, Mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Johnson, Tenor
Gerard Sundberg, Baritone

Baritone Gerard Sundberg, Soprano Robin Wiper, Tenor Jonathan Johnson, Mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman, Boy Soprano Asher Moses and Conductor Drostan Hall

We are very grateful to the Tyndale House Foundation and the Savegnago Family Partnership for their generous support of this sacred music series and Deby and Jamie Fellowes for their extremely generous support.

Sponsored by Tyndale House Foundation

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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Sacred Music 2017 Videos

Bach 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

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