The A Cappella American Songbook

Spring 2013

Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, and others created a tradition of American popular song that remains one of our most treasured musical joys.  Now hear these great melodies in new a cappella adaptations, as we sing standards like "Night and Day," "Blue Skies," "I Got Rhythm," and songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and many more.  Our guest music director is John William Trotter, conductor of the Wheaton College Concert Choir and former Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canada’s internationally-acclaimed professional vocal ensemble.

Performance Dates

Saturday: April 20, 2013
8:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday: April 21, 2013
4:00 PM

Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Friday: April 26, 2013
8:00 PM

Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Sunday: April 28, 2013
7:30 PM

Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Audio Samples

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Night and Day
Cole Porter, arr. Andrew Carter
The Very Thought of You
Ray Noble, arr. Paris Rutherford
Embraceable You
George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Steve Zegree
George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Roderick Williams

Event Sponsors

Season Sponsor:

Hyde Park Bank Logo

Media Sponsor:

Chicago Maroon Logo

Season Sponsor:

Homestead Hotel Logo

Guest appearance in Metro Detroit: May 5, 2013

Children seven years old and over are welcome at Chicago a cappella concerts.  Every child must have a ticket.  Discounted student tickets are available for all concerts.

There is a $2 price increase for all tickets purchased at the door (beginning 45 minutes before each performance).

Program Notes


Kathryn Kamp Soprano
Cari Plachy Soprano
Elizabeth Grizzell Mezzo-soprano
Susan Schober Mezzo-soprano
Cary Lovett Tenor
Garrett Johannsen Tenor
Matt Greenberg Bass
Joe Labozetta Bass
Benjamin Rivera Bass
John William Trotter Guest Music Director