Old World, New World: Americans in Paris

Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 7:30 pm            Sunday, November 4, 2018 • 3:00 pm

Mary of the Angels Chapel                                             First Congregational UCC
1155 West Wabasha Street                                            2503 Main Street
Winona, Minnesota                                                        La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored by current and past members of the Chamber Chorale Board in honor of Beth and Greg Bonney

Few teachers have left a mark on American music as profound as that left by Nadia Boulanger. When Philip
Glass met her in 1964, he described her as “a tough, aristocratic French woman, elegantly dressed in fashions 50
years out of date.” After the death of her younger sister Lili (whom she considered a better composer) in 1918,
she largely abandoned composition and focused on teaching. Her students include a long list of iconic American
composers from Aaron Copland to Quincy Jones. With Nadia Boulanger as the “pivot point,” this program looks
at music of two “generations” of her teachers (Saint-Saëns and Fauré), her brilliant sister, and a number of her
American students spanning several decades (Elliott Carter, David Conte, Russell Woollen, Daniel Pinkham, and,
of course, Aaron Copland). Guest artists are Meredith Mihm, piano, Mary Beth Hensel, oboe, Barbara Tristano,
flute, and Derek Clark, cello.

Advent Hymn Sing: The World Awaits

Sunday, December 16, 2018 • 7:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church
111 North 9th Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored by the family of Richard W. “Dick” Schroeder in his memory

Experience the mystery and joy of the Advent season with choral, organ and instrumental music, and join the La
Crosse Chamber Chorale, organist Dean Whiteway, and the Advent Brass Ensemble in singing beloved Christmas
carols!  Tickets are not issued for this event.  Admission is free – a suggested donation of $5 per person is
appreciated.  Please bring a nonperishable food item for WAFER.


Saturday, February 2, 2019 • 7:30 pm                Sunday, February 3, 2019 • 3:00 pm

First Lutheran Church                                                      First Presbyterian Church
410 Main Street                                                               233 West Avenue South
Onalaska, Wisconsin                                                       La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored by Coulee Bank

Lakes, mountains, plains, sunrises, stars, seasons — we will bring you music that celebrates the natural world.
The February program will include Samuel Barber’s “To Be Sung on the Water,” Edward Elgar’s “From the
Bavarian Highlands,” Debussy’s depiction of winter and summer in “Winter, you’re a Villain,” and Brahms’s
autumnal “Five Songs” — which have long been on Paul’s bucket list! And John Tavener’s “Annunciation” will
transport you to an enchanting, other-worldly place. Pianist Pamela Preston Kelly will be our featured guest


Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 • 3:00 pm

Mary of the Angels Chapel
Saint Rose Convent
901 Franciscan Way
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Sponsored by the Chamber Chorale Singers in honor of Paul Rusterholz

“Locus Iste” by Anton Bruckner commemorates the dedication of a church —“this priceless, holy place.” We sing
it with gratitude to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration for hosting this concert of sacred music. Our
April concerts will present Benjamin Britten’s cantata “Rejoice in the Lamb,” based upon words of the brilliant,
eccentric English poet Christopher Smart, and featuring organist Dean Whiteway. We’ll sing two more pieces
from Paul’s bucket list: the joyful, rhythmically intense setting of Psalm 98 by Hugo Distler, “Sing a New Song to
the Lord” and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s haunting musical retelling of Jesus’s parable of “The Woman with
the Alabaster Box.”

This concert is made possible by the generous hospitality of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

May Feaste: On With The Show!
                                   —Songs From Sondheim, Les Mis and Mel Brooks                                         
Friday, May 17, 2019 • 5:30 pm

The Bluffs, UW-L Student Union
521 East Avenue North
La Crosse, Wisconsin

What better way to relax and be entertained “At the End of the Day” than by coming to the May Feaste! After
browsing and bidding on our tempting array of silent and live auction items, and savoring a sumptuous dinner
and delightful conversation, you will “Hear the People Sing” stirring music from the Broadway hit “Les
Miserables,” and enjoy a tribute to the incomparable Stephen Sondheim with favorites like “Send in the
Clowns.” And there will be “Comedy Tonight” with a medley from Mel Brooks’s hilarious show, “The
Producers!” Invitations for the May Feaste will be mailed in early April.

The May Feaste is a fundraising dinner.  Advance reservations are required to attend.  If you would like an
invitation or more information please email laxchorale@gmail.com or call 608.780.6107.  

Sponsored by the Bonney Family Fund at the La Crosse Community Foundation

Season Tickets for the Three Concert Series are $45 for adults and $21 for students.  Single concert tickets are
$20 for adults and $10 for students. Both types of tickets are available by calling 608-780-6107, by emailing
laxchorale@gmail.com, or by purchasing them at the door.  

Join us for an exciting season of inspiring and beautiful music!
Member of the United Fund for the Arts
and Humanities.
This concert series is supported in part by a grant from
the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of
Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
La Crosse Chamber Chorale
PO Box 626
La Crosse, WI  54602-0626
Dean Whiteway, organ