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Nova Singers Presents: When We Love

Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, opens their 2023-24 season with two performances of When We Love, Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 364 E Water Street, Galesburg, and Sunday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport.

Pianist Polly Brecht will accompany the ensemble as they explore one of the most complex and beautiful of human emotions, LOVE. Experience the exhilaration of young love, the comfort of mature love, the longing for a love who is far away, love of home, love of one’s art and the power of unconditional love to transform our world.

Artistic Director, Dr. Laura Lane says, “I’m thrilled to be able to share this program with audience members! I love every single piece on the program. Ravel’s Three Songs are short, exquisite gems that are so rarely performed you may never have heard them. Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs are my top favorite works by this iconic composer—each of the movements is brilliantly written, deeply expressive of the words, and just plain exciting. Every piece on the second half is a gem too, but each in its own way. At this unique concert, I believe you will laugh, cry, smile with contentment, and perhaps feel a bit surprised.”

Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hopes to share our musical soul with you. Nova Singers is known for the beauty and charm of our sound, and for the intimacy and playfulness of the concert experience for our audience members.

Polly Brecht has a degree in piano, organ and harpsichord performance from Indiana University and Florida State University. Dr. Brecht has extensive experience in solo and collaborative work across the United States. She is currently the Organist/Choirmaster at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria and works at Knox College and Bradley University.

Tickets are available at www.novasingers.com or at the door. Admission is $20 for adults and $17 for seniors (62+). Students are admitted free of charge. For more information about tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers events, call 309-341-7038, or e-mail nova@knox.edu or like our Facebook page.

When We Love is sponsored by Epic Stone. Nova Singers’ 2023-24 season is partially funded by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Galesburg Community Foundation and the City of Galesburg.


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