Joseph and Traudi Chiaravalloti

Traudi (nee Waltraud) sings Alto. She has loved choral music since her high school choir sang the Vivaldi Gloria. Joe is a baritone and first sang in his college choral society. He became seriously interested in music in graduate school and learned to play the recorder, later building a Zuckermann kit harpsichord so he could have a proper accompaniment.  Joe and Traudi founded the Early Music Society of Western Illinois in 1973 and gave early music performances twice a year for twelve years before disbanding. They joined the Galesburg Community Chorus in  1987.  Both love having the opportunity to sing the landmark choral classics that they would otherwise only be able to listen to, and they have enjoyed the exposure to  works by Poulenc, Vaughn-Williams, and Ernest Bloch that they might otherwise have not gotten to know.  Big works sung with GCC include The Creation (Haydn), the Johannes Passion (Bach), A German Requiem (Brahms), and the big cahuna, the Verdi Requiem for the 50th anniversary of the chorus. Joe and Traudi have attended many performances by Chicago's Music of the Baroque and have more recently gotten the opera bug and are subscribers to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The Galesburg Community Chorus (website abandoned)
The Day the Music Stopped on WIUM
Shakespearean References to Music and Musicians
In Memoriam Arleen Augér      Chiaravalloti Index
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