Audiences also will hear favorites from past seasons: Halley’s jazz-influenced “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” Bob Chilcott’s “Shepherd’s Carol,” Willcocks’s “Silent Night,” Paul Christiansen’s “Oh How Beautiful the Sky,” Carolyn Jennings’s “Fum, Fum, Fum,” Robert Shaw’s “Angels We Have Heard on High,” Tomás Luis de Victoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium,” John Rutter’s “What Sweeter Music,” Arvo Pärt’s “Magnificat” and Elizabeth Poston’s “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.”
St. Charles Singers sopranos performing in the Candlelight Carols concerts include Jeanne Fornari of Batavia, Ingrid Burrichter of Chicago, Marybeth Kurnat of DeKalb, Cynthia Spiegel of La Fox, Meredith Taylor Du Bon and Jennifer Gingrich, both of Naperville, AnDréa James and Jessica Palmisano, both of St. Charles, and Karen Lukose of Winfield.
The alto section includes Christina Collins of Arlington Heights, Margaret Fox of Batavia, Nicole Tolentino of Carol Stream, Mary Kunstman of Elburn, Liz Hutchinson Toniolo of Glen Ellyn, Chelsea King of North Aurora, Bridget Kancler of Oak Park, Jennifer Hunt of St. Charles and Debra Wilder of Wheeling.
Tenors are Brennan Runzo of Chicago, Rob Campbell of DeKalb, Bradley Staker of Elburn, Gregor King of North Aurora, Aaron James of St. Charles, David Hunt of Wayne and Steve Williamson of West Chicago.
The bass section comprises Jess Koehn and Phil Nohl, both of Aurora, Brandon Fox of Batavia, Antonio Quaranta of Carol Stream, Andrew Toniolo of Glen Ellyn, David Hartley of Lake in the Hills, Michael Popplewell of North Aurora and Jens Hurty of Yorkville.
Tickets cost $35 for adult general admission, $30 for seniors age 65 and older, and $10 for students. Tickets and general information about the St. Charles Singers are available at stcharlessingers.com or by calling 630-513-5272. Tickets are also available at Townhouse Books, 105 N. Second Ave., St. Charles (checks or cash only at this ticket venue). Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the concert, depending on availability. Group discounts are offered.
Founded and directed by Jeffrey Hunt, the St. Charles Singers is a professional chamber choir dedicated to choral music in all its forms. The mixed-voice choir launched in St. Charles in 1984 as The Mostly Madrigal Singers. ClassicsToday.com calls the St. Charles Singers “one of North America’s outstanding choirs,” citing “charisma and top-notch musicianship” that “bring character and excitement to each piece.”