The Best of Chicago a cappella:
A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Fall 2013

Experience all the musical virtuosity, intimacy, and versatility of Chicago a cappella’s first two decades in one fabulous concert.  This showcase brings you spirituals and folk songs, sacred works and pop tunes.  We’ll look to the future with a new commission from Paul Crabtree, the innovative composer whose music we’ve sung for over 10 years.  With poignant music by Chicagoan Stacy Garrop, Rufus Wainwright’s “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” and a rocking chorus from Spring Awakening, we will launch our third decade with a bang.  Hang on for a thrilling flight.  Check out the audio and video samples below!

Performance Dates

Saturday: October 12, 2013
8:00 PM

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

Sunday: October 13, 2013
4:00 PM

Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Friday: October 18, 2013
8:00 PM

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

Saturday: October 19, 2013
8:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Audio Samples

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It Was a Lover and his Lass
John Rutter
Kung Liljekonvalje
David Wikander
Missa Baises moy:  Credo
Mathurin Forestier
Been Down Into the Sea
arr. Wayland Rogers
Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis (from Trois Chansons)
Maurice Ravel
Salve Regina
Johannes Ockeghem
Voy a Caballo (from “Siete Haiku”)
Jorge Córdoba Valencia
Sobre Arrozal (from “Siete Haiku”)
Jorge Córdoba Valencia
Un murciélago (from “Siete Haiku”)
Jorge Córdoba Valencia
Lo Yisa Goy
Stacy Garrop
Mama Who Bore Me
Duncan Sheik & Steven Slater; arr. Rose and Betsy Grizzell
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
Rufus Wainwright, arr. Patrick Sinozich
Marge (from “Five Miniatures from The Simpsons”)
Paul Crabtree
Something’s Gotta Give
Johnny Mercer, arr. Patrick Sinozich
arr. James Erb

Event Sponsors

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Additional Information

There is a $2 price increase for all tickets sold at the door of the performances.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.  Unused tickets may be returned before the event for a tax-deductible donation.  Requests for exchanges for an alternate performance during the same season will be filled subject to availability.

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.


Kathryn Kamp Soprano
Cari Plachy Soprano
Elizabeth Grizzell Mezzo-soprano
Susan Schober Mezzo-soprano
Garrett Johannsen Tenor
Trevor Mitchell Tenor
Matt Greenberg Bass
Joe Labozetta Bass
Benjamin Rivera Bass
Jonathan Miller Music Director