We have selected the theme for next spring’s benefit event, and it’s one you won’t want to miss: Simply Sinatra. Chicago a cappella will sing great a cappella arrangements of standards made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes. And you’ll enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and the glory of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Tiffany dome and fabulous mosaic. It all takes place Thursday, May 12, 2011. Save the date!
Tickets will be available soon, and we’ll let you know when they go on sale. In the meantime, we’re planning the set list! Post a comment below to let us know your favorite Sinatra tune.
Holidays a cappella will include music from around the world and from many different styles and traditions. We like all of it so much, it’s hard to choose an encore! Something fun and upbeat? Meditative and inspiring? A new showpiece? An old favorite?
Help us out by giving us your ideas…you just might have a hand in programming the concert!
Chicago a cappella has launched a new Program Development and Recording Fund, a project that will support the ensemble’s concert productions, new recordings, and commissions of new works. We have received a lead gift of $250,000 from the Klaff Family Foundation, as the major step toward our goal of raising $500,000 by end of our 20th season in 2013. We are thrilled by this opportunity to secure our organization's future. Read more about it in this press release.
Chicago a cappella unveiled its new logo on May 20, the day before its brand new website was launched. Together, the logo and website mark a new chapter for the ensemble, providing a fresh look and a clean, easy-to-use online experience. The site features dozens of free audio samples as well as video, online ticketing and donation functions. The entire project was supported by a grant from the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development and carried out by the team at Mightybytes, Inc. Special thanks to ensemble member Kathryn Kamp and website manager Chris Baer, whose expertise guided the project. We hope you enjoy our new look and have fun exploring our new site!
Thank you to everyone who made our gala benefit event on May 20, Some Enchanted Evening, such a wonderful success. Our guests enjoyed beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, along with hors d'oeuvres from Whole Foods, wines from House Red, desserts from Give Me Some Sugah, and a fabulous silent auction and raffle, all under the Tiffany dome of the Chicago Cultural Center. It was truly a grand night for singing!
Chicago a cappella's 2010-2011 season will hold four new concerts, each performed in all four community locations. Subscribers get four tickets which they may use in any combination among these 16 performances, plus a guest voucher good for one additional free ticket to any performance. Subscribers also have free exchange privileges and receive invitations to Behind the Scenes events and other special programs.
Read more about next season's concerts, and subscribe today!
Chicago a cappella performed at "You Raise Me Up," special concert event benefitting Special Olympics of Northern Illinois, on April 10, 2010. The performance was hosted by the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale and drew over 700 people to College Church in Wheaton for an inspiring and uplifting afternoon of music.
At last fall's Baroque and Beatles concert, we welcomed Chicago's preeminent Beatles expert, Terri Hemmert of WXRT, as our special guest. After the Chicago and Oak Park performances, Terri joined Chicago a cappella artistic director Jonathan Miller for discussions and a question-and-answer session about the Beatles, the connections between pop and classical music, and the importance of music in all our lives.
Terri Hemmert on discovering the Beatles and making connections between musical styles.