Masterworks Project: Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass

Sunday April 8th, 3pm, will be our 3rd annual Masterworks Project, collaborating with the Vernon Hills High School Choir and Orchestra, and the Adlai Stevenson High School Choir, in a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.

This is a yearly educational outreach program, where we pair our professional vocalists with aspiring high school singers, to perform a choral/orchestral masterwork.

This year, we will partner with Vernon Hills High school and Adlai Stevenson High School, to present Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.

The high-schoolers will mix in with our singers, and learn what it’s like to rehearse and perform with a professional choir.

“The Vernon Hills H.S. Choirs and Orchestras are excited to collaborate with Cor Cantiamo in 2018,” said Jeremy Little, the Vernon Hills High School Director. “Performing with professionals will give our students a renewed excitement and passion for making high quality music.”

Held at: Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

Tickets available at the door, and information about online purchase will be coming soon.


Cor Cantiamo, a professional touring choral ensemble, was conceived and initiated in 2009 by Dr. Eric A. Johnson, esteemed Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University. The ensemble is comprised of professional musicians in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area brought together by a love of fine choral music. The group’s vision is to perform contemporary choral compositions of the highest quality and promote the continued creation and success of such compositions and the composers who write them.

  • “Cor Cantiamo is an outstanding chamber choir and a committed champion of contemporary choral music. Under the baton of Eric Johnson the ensemble brilliantly performed several of my most challenging works. Maestro Johnson and Cor Cantiamo represent choral artistry at its finest and it was a distinct privilege to participate with this gifted conductor and splendid choir in concert.”

    Morten Lauridsen
  • “My experiences working with Eric have been incredible. I love the cohesiveness he creates with his singers. Eric’s passion and commitment to produce quality music was inspirational to me when composing for this outstanding ensemble.”

    Stacey Gibbs
  • “Cor Cantiamo is a relatively new but ambitious ensemble representing the kind of professional excellence in choral music examples of which are few and far between.”

    Jaakko Mäntyjärvi