FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
GEOFFREY BAER OF WTTW JOINS CHICAGO A CAPPELLA IN 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
CHICAGO— Chicago’s “most versatile” and beloved vocal ensemble, Chicago a cappella, opens their 25th anniversary season with a musical tribute to our city titled Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer. Multi-Emmy winner Geoffrey Baer of WTTW serves as narrator alongside vivid projections illustrating Chicago’s past and present. Prepared by Principal Music Director John William Trotter, the 10-voice ensemble, including Founder and Artistic Director Jonathan Miller who makes his performance return to the group, will guide audiences through a Chicago time capsule that includes historic songs such as “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” a nostalgic “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town),” and of course “Sweet Home Chicago.” The ensemble will use these melodies and more to delve into music from the Columbian Exposition (marking its 125th anniversary), the Great Migration, the birth of blues and gospel, our beloved skyscrapers, champion sports teams and more. A special opening-night anniversary celebration will take place Oct. 6 at the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion following the performance.
Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 pm at the Stage of the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL; Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park, IL; Saturday Oct. 20 at 8:00 pm at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL; Sunday, Oct. 21, 4:00 pm at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL. For tickets and more information visit chicagoacappella.org or call (773) 281-7820.
Opening Night at the Pritzker Stage
Chicago a cappella hosts a celebratory opening night dessert and wine reception in honor of their silver anniversary in the choral hall following the concert on the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion. Following the Oct. 6 performance, guests will mingle with the singers and artistic leadership alongside an iconic and vibrant view of the Chicago skyline.
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 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).
Calendar Editors, Please Note:
[Category: Performing Arts / Music / Classical Music]
Chicago a cappella: Opening Night at the Pritzker Stage: Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer
Sat., 10/06/18, 8:00 pm, The Stage of the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL
Tickets: $65 preferred / $50 general / $47 senior / $35 under 30
[Additional $5 each for tickets purchased at the door]
Chicago a cappella: Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer
Sun., 10/07/18, 4:00 pm, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park, IL
Sat., 10/20/18, 8:00 pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
Sun., 10/21/18, 4:00 pm, Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL,
on the campus of North Central College
Tickets: $43 preferred / $35 general / $32 seniors / $20 under 30 / group rates available
[Additional $2 each for tickets purchased at the door]
Tickets: (773) 281-7820 or online at www.chicagoacappella.org
This program is supported by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; J + L Catering.
Chicago a cappella is also supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council Agency; CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; and the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Village of Oak Park and the National Endowment for the Arts. 98.7 WFMT is a media sponsor for Chicago, Chicago.
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