Tastes of Paradise
Music for the Pleasures of the Palate

April/May 1998

Do you crave pleasure?  You're not alone.  Wars have been fought for substances of pleasure -- spices, wine, coffee, herbs, tobacco, beer, and, of course, chocolate.  Travel with us from the 13th century to our own time as we regale you with music about pleasures of the palate.  We'll serve up a heady mix of songs from the original Carmina Burana; recipes from the Renaissance; madrigals about the spice trade; torch songs about black coffee (sweet and hot); and hilarious nibbles of history to complete the banquet.  After the concert, enjoy yummies while you mingle with the artists.  Join us for this musical feast!

Performance Dates

Saturday: April 25, 1998
8:00 PM

Unity Temple
875 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

Friday: May 1, 1998
8:00 PM

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday: May 2, 1998
8:00 PM

First Congregational Church
1417 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Performers

  • Michelle Areyzaga
    Soprano
  • Carol LoVerde
    Soprano
  • Deborah Guscott
    Mezzo-Soprano
  • Susan Schober
    Mezzo-Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Gerald Virgil
    Tenor
  • Bass
  • Aaron Johnson
    Bass
  • Jonathan Miller
    Bass