The Naperville Chorus will perform “Holidays and Harmonies: Handel to Jazz” with The Pete Ellman Band at 7:30PM on Sat., Dec. 9, and again at 3PM Sun., Dec. 10.
The concert will be held on stage at Wentz Concert Hall, located at 171 Chicago Ave.
Tickets are now available. General Admission is $30. Seniors and Students are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the North Central Box Office at (630) 637-SHOW.
The concert will feature selections from Handel’s Messiah juxtaposed with holiday classics with The Pete Ellman Band, inviting concert goers to swing into the holiday season with family and friends.
The Chorus is directed by Reid Taylor and Assistant Director Jon Warfel. Chorus Master Reid Taylor has led and prepared choruses throughout the United States and Europe. His choruses have engaged in international tours and have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Taylor studied opera and piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music and linguistics at Case Western Reserve and can also currently be seen conducting the West Suburban Symphony Chorus and The Singing Men of Oakbrook. He is the Founder of Reid Taylor Productions and also serves as a board member and treasurer of Lyric Opera Stage Artists.
Founded in 1976, The Naperville Chorus is dedicated to the advancement of choral music, the encouragement of participation in group singing, the development of the appreciation of good music, the presentation of choral programs, and the encouragement of cultural music in the community. The Chorus is closely associated with North Central College in Naperville and is part of the Music Department curriculum. Students can earn college credit through Chorus participation. Since 2008, the Chorus has been privileged to call the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center their performance and rehearsal home.