Two Concerts to Conclude Peoria AGO 2013-14 Program Year

by Martin Dicke on April 27, 2014

There two remaining concerts on the Peoria AGO 2013-14 Program Year. Both events are FREE and open to the public and will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 NE Randolph Ave. Peoria. The first is a recital by the Peoria AGO’s youngest member.

Friday, May 9 – 7:00 p.m.
Member Recital – Nicholas Liese
Nicholas Liese, organ
No Admission

Nicholas Liese is a Senior at Brimfield High Shool and a student member of the Peoria AGO. He has received a scholarship to attend Concordia University, Wisconsin next year and study organ with Dr. John Behnke. He has been a student of Dr. Martin Dicke for several years and will be interning this summer with Buzard Pipe Organ Builders. This concert will feature among other things Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 6 – Variations on “Vater Unser” (“Our Father in Heav’n Above”). For more information on Nicholas, visit his website at http://nicholasliese.weebly.com/about.html.

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
309-696-4797

The final concert of the Peoria AGO Program Year features The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas. This concert is offered in conjunction with the Trinity Concert Series.

Saturday, June 14 – 8:00 p.m.
The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas
William Adams, Director
No Admission

Since their founding in 1982 by their current director, the choir has grown from 45 initial members into five performing ensembles with about 200 choristers. Located in the Greater Houston area, members are selected from the local area by audition and enter the Training, Town, or Tour Choir. The Tour Choir has traveled to 23 states and gone on nine international tours. For their 30th anniversary tour in 2012, they brought their music to France with concerts performed in several regions including Normandy, the Loire Valley, the Dordogne, the Basque region and Paris. The Tour Choir consisting of 36 choristers is touring Illinois this coming summer by arrangement with Witte Travel & Tours of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Highlights over the past 30 years include: performances for three U.S. presidents; performances with many symphony orchestras; recipient of an Addy Award; and a nomination for a National Emmy.

The choir was organized to give boys with special musical abilities and interests an opportunity to perform more challenging choral literal from classical selections to folk music. The group combines the freshness and enthusiasm of childhood with artistic maturity, something that can only be achieved through serious work. Boyish energy is channeled into dedication to excel, team effort and hard work. For other children, the boys serve as models of purposeful work and high achievement. For adults, they are inspirational reminders of human possibilities.

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
309-676-4609

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