Polish Splendor: Songs and Traditions from the Crossroads of Europe Early Alert

Nov 27, 2018

Press Contact: Cait Williams
Marketing Manager
cwilliams@chicagoacappella.org | 773.281.7820


CHICAGOChicago a cappella celebrates Chicago’s vibrant and vital Polish community in Polish Splendor: Songs and Traditions from the Crossroads of Europe. The third program of the acclaimed ensemble’s 25th anniversary season, Polish Splendor brings Chicago four U.S. premieres, including works by decorated Polish composers Juliusz Luciuk and Pawel Łukaszewski, the Jewish songwriting team Karasiński and Kataszek, and widely-recognized film composer Wojciech Kilar. Songs include well-known Polish ballads such as Czerwone jabłuszko and the iconic tango Warszawo, moja Warszawo. The final performance takes place at Chicago’s Copernicus Center, the gorgeous former movie palace which is the center of Chicago’s Polish cultural life. Chicago a cappella brings Poland’s dramatic history to life in a concert that honors both the country’s traditions and new works that stem from a people in the crossroads of history. 

Polish Splendor: Songs and Traditions from the Crossroads of Europe: will take place Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:00 pm at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL; Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4:00 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St, Oak Park, IL; Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8:00 pm at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL; Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4:00 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL. For tickets and more information visit chicagoacappella.org or call (773) 281-7820.

Chicago a cappella

Chicago a cappella is one of the area’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Spanning a repertoire from Gregorian chant to the Beatles and beyond, the group is presenting its 25th anniversary season under founding Artistic Director Jonathan Miller. This season’s concerts, prepared by Principal Music Director John William Trotter and renowned guest music directors, will be presented at eight venues in the Chicago area. The ensemble has been hailed as “the area’s best unaccompanied group” (Chicago Magazine) and “the city’s liveliest, most versatile vocal ensemble” (Chicago Tribune).



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