North Central College - Naperville, IL

Concert Choir

Praised by audiences wherever it has appeared, the North Central College Concert Choir performs a variety of sacred music, choral classics, spirituals and folk music from all historical periods. Selected by audition, the members of the 50-voice choir come from states across the nation and represent most academic disciplines on campus. The Concert Choir has traveled to California, Florida, New York, Texas and throughout the Midwest on its annual tours. We encourage you to sample our music.

Dr. Ramona Wis is the Mimi Rolland Distinguished Professor in the Fine Arts at North Central College, where she teaches methods and conducting courses and is chair of the Department of Music, in addition to her conducting duties with the Women's Chorale and the Chamber Singers. Dr. Wis holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is active as a festival conductor, clinician, writer and public speaker, specifically in the areas of leadership and rehearsal techniques. Her book, The Conductor as Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium, is quickly becoming a classic in the fields of conducting and leadership. Prior to joining the North Central faculty, Dr. Wis taught at Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University, as well as in the public schools. She has served as President of the American Choral Directors Association in Illinois and on both ACDA and IMEA executive boards. Dr. Wis has sung under Robert Shaw, James Levine and Margaret Hillis, and has conducted and performed in professional, community and academic settings for more than 30 years.

Recent Tour Information

The Concert Choir embarked on its "Road Home Tour 2014"  to Galena and Savanna, Illinois, Cedar Rapids and Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and Madison, Sun Prairie, Milwaukee, and Brown Deer Wisconsin, March 19-23.  Under the direction of Dr. Ramona Wis and accompanied by Barbara Shiffler Vanderwall, the Concert Choir is a 53-voice ensemble performing a variety of sacred works, choral classics, spirituals and multi-cultural music from all historical periods. Selected by audition, the members of the ensemble come from states across the nation and represent most academic disciplines on campus. The Concert Choir has traveled to California, Florida, New York, Texas and throughout the Midwest on its annual tours, as well as to Italy, in 2011.
Follow the Concert Choir Tour on their BLOG

Wednesday, March 19   7:30 p.m. 
St. Michael's Church 
227 S Bench St. Galena, IL 61036

Thursday, March 20   7:30 p.m. 
First United Methodist Church  
2100 Chicago Ave. Savanna, IL 61074

Friday, March 21   7:30 p.m. 
Sun Prairie United Methodist Church  
702 North St. Sun Prairie, WI  53590

Saturday, March 22   Time TBA
Kenwood United Methodist Church  
2319 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI  53211

Sunday, March 23   8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services  
Brown Deer United Methodist Church  
5736 W. Brown Deer Rd. Brown Deer, WI  53223 

 

North Central College Concert Choir