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The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is celebrating seventeen years fulfilling its mission to produce live orchestral performances providing entertaiment, education and inspiration for our northern Michigan community.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
Program Highlights: 2016-2017

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra's 2017 performance of "Messiah Plus Bach and Rutter" was rebroadcast at 8:00 AM, Monday, December 25th on Classical IPR.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
Music Director: Libor Ondras
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Lullaby, John Rutter
Carol of the Magi, John Rutter
Candlelight Carol, John Rutter
Shepherd's Pipe Carol, John Rutter
Messiah, George Frideric Handel

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It was a special evening at the Messiah concert, December 14, 2017! Approx. 80 students from Harbor Springs Shay Elementary School performed with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. They won the Christmas Choir Contest sponsored by radio station 106 KHQ, and sang their winning song with orchestra accompaniment! Thank you, Bob Pattengale, for arranging the piece for orchestra!

May 1, 2016 – Italy – Viva Vivaldi
Music Director: Libor Ondras
Libor Ondras, Music Director and Violinist
Paul Sonner, Concertmaster and Violinist
Elizabeth Bert, Cello
Robert Pattengale, Harpsichord

Antonio Vivaldi
Opus 8 No. 1 - 4 (The Four Seasons)

Concerto No.1 in E Major, RV 269, “Spring”
Allegro (Pastorale dance)

Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, “Summer”
Allegro non molto – Allegro
Adagio – Presto – Adagio
Presto (Summer Storm)

Concerto No. 3 in F Major, RV 293, “Autumn”
Allegro (Peasant Dance and Song)
Adagio molto (Sleeping Drunkards)
Allegro (The Hunt)

Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, “Winter”
Allegro non molto

The Vision of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is that we will be
"the Resident Chamber Orchestra of Northern Michigan that produces a sustainable, high-quality product that delights the community."

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