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On Yearning and Feeding the Spirit – Part II

In less than three weeks, Gloriana Chamber Choir will present two concerts of Life and Breath: Songs of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. The poetry included in this concert speaks of the basic elements of life; of earth, wind, fire,…

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On Yearning and Feeding the Spirit – Part I.

Gloriana Chamber Choir was borne from the idea that many choral conductors, while we love leading others in song, also yearn to sing ourselves. We conduct and have little time to satisfy the desire to sing that started us on our musical paths…

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Notes from the Artistic Director

Hello Gloriana friends! After last August’s glorious concert, we all returned to our teaching, our church choirs, our jobs, our children, and have reveled in the memory of a wonderful choral experience. Seven months later, as the cold Illinois winter…

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Interact with us!

The wonderful thing about social media is that it is intended to be social. Not just a one-way communication method for the dissemination of information, but a vehicle for us to communicate with each other. As musicians, our primary method of…

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Go, Gloriana! Goal #2 Reached!

Thank you to all our friends who have given Gloriana Chamber Choir their financial support! Because of your faith in our vision, we have raised $1,655 thus far, exceeding our $1,000 goal for today. We are over halfway to our $3,000 goal by…

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2 Weeks to Our First Concert!

Two weeks from now we will present our first Gloriana Chamber Choir concert, Long Live Fair Oriana. Rehearsals are going well, and we are all enjoying spending time delving into this glorious English choral music. If you’ve never been in First Presbyterian…

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Join our flash campaign to jumpstart Gloriana Chamber Choir! Our first concert is coming up soon, and before then we need your help to make this concert possible. Help us raise $3,000 by concert day, Sunday, August 3. Join us in…

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In Full Swing

Gloriana Chamber Choir is now in full swing. We have had three rehearsals and are on the road to a great concert. With this ensemble of excellent musicians, rehearsals have been productive and a lot of fun. We are all…

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What an exciting endeavor!

When I first began dreaming about this ensemble, I thought about the fact that as a conductor and professor of music, I have little time to sing myself. I love being at the podium, but my love for choral music began…

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Why Gloriana Chamber Choir?

Who is Gloriana? What is Gloriana? And what does Gloriana have to do with choral music? During the triumphal reign of Elizabeth I, Gloriana was a name used to refer to the beloved “Virgin Queen.” The name comes from Edmund…

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