Amanda Forsythe, Amanda Crider, James Reese, & Jonathan Woody to Headline Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart Requiem

By Afton Wooten

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is set to present Mozart’s “Requiem” on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m.

The four soloists for the famed Mozart work will include soprano Amanda Forsythe, mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider, tenor James Reese, and bass-baritone Jonathan Woody. Joining ESO and the soloists are the Adrian Dunn Singers. The ensemble is made up of 12 Chicago-based professional singers. Matthew Halls conducts.

The concerts will take place at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, Illinois.

Additionally, Thomas Tallis’s “Why fum’th in fight” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” will also be on the program.

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is also slated to present “Old American Song,” also at the Hemmens Cultural Center, with Ryan Speedo Green as the soloist.