Thank you to all who supported the Michael Teolis Singers during our 8th season! Our extraordinary musical year included amazing literature, highlighted talented young composers and featured the music of many familiar artists.
We broke new ground with “A Musical Fusion: Africa and the West,” our spring concert featuring the music of black composers of the Western hemisphere. Among the seldom-heard gems were a chorus from the opera “Treemonisha,” by Scott Joplin; a choral setting of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday”; a setting of “The 23rd Psalm” by Bobby McFerrin, and a rousing performance of “All the Earth Sing Unto the Lord,” by Chicago’s very own, Lena McLin. The concert closed with chorus, organ, brass, and percussion performing Adolphus Hailstork’s joyous “Break Forth.” This one-of-a-kind concert was presented with the assistance Columbia College’s Center for Black Music Research.
For the full concert listings, including the past season, view the programs here.
We happily welcome and extend our appreciation to our new friends, and we promise more fun and exciting programming ahead. Next year will include just as much fun and as many surprises, if not more.
Watch for special announcements regarding our amazing 9th season. You won’t want to miss a note!
Reflections on concerts, composers and music...