North Shore Choral Society reaches out to …

The Evanston community

With funding from the Evanston Community Foundation and in collaboration with other artists, NSCS is providing an interactive music and arts activities program, Arts Reach Evanston, for the students in the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center afterschool program.

Thanks to a supply of bucket drums graciously provided by Millen Hardware (Wilmette), the children have enjoyed sessions on rhythm facilitated by our enthusiastic NSCS volunteers which include a number of music educators, with guests Dr. Gilo Kwesi Logan (Evanston diversity consultant and drummer, pictured here), Kevin Brown (“Be the Groove”), and drummer Tony Garrett.

‚ÄčThe children enjoyed an introduction to dance and movement with members of Evanston Dance Ensemble (Christina Ernst, Artistic Director) and middle schoolers from ede2 (Allison Kurtz Volkers, Artistic Director, and Kara Rhoze). 

 

 

 

Other performing groups

NSCS welcomed the Evanston Children's Choir, Gary Geiger, Artistic Director, to its November 2018 performance of Handel’s Judas Maccabeaus, in which they sang the well-loved "See the Conquering Hero Comes".

NSCS joined the Evanston Symphony Orchestra in their traditional holiday program, An Evanston Symphony Christmas, Sunday, December 2, 2018.
 
We presented the music of local composer Thomas W. Jefferson on March 9 and 10, 2019, at the Unitarian Church of Evanston and Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Chicago.
 
In May 2019, NSCS again collaborated with the ESO on Chichester Psalms (Bernstein) and Carmina Burana (Orff), at Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston.
 

Music lovers in retirement communities

NSCS always enjoys our annual concert at Three Crowns Park  in Evanston. Shown here is our December 16, 2018 performance, where residents and guests enjoyed selections from our fall concert, Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, as well as a holiday sing-a-long.

 

 

 

 

The arts community‚Äč

NCSC continues to be an active participant in the Evanston Arts scene, meeting in a variety of settings with local arts organizations. We continue to address racial inequity in Evanston with the goal of improving the diversity and inclusiveness of our respective organizations.