Studs Terkel: Music To Our Ears
Program created by Kathryn Kamp | Music direction by John William Trotter
The voice of Chicago’s beloved oral historian and broadcaster Studs Terkel narrates a concert that is inspired by his musical conversations. With archival audio of Studs and his guests guiding the way, you’ll hear music based on his unforgettable dialogues, from classical and opera, to jazz, gospel, folk and contemporary songs.
Oak Park: Saturday, October 17 (8:00 PM) | Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.
Chicago: Sunday, October 18 (2:00 PM) | Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Naperville: Friday, October 23 (8:00 PM) | Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
Evanston: Saturday, October 24 (8:00 PM) | Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Holidays a cappella
Program created by Joe Labozetta / Music direction by Paul Nicholson
A brand-new collection of musical gifts awaits! Hear rare choral treasures from Norway, the Republic of Georgia, and Puerto Rico, plus music for Chanukah, the spiritual “Sistah Mary,” and captivating new takes on favorites like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Ensemble member Joe Labozetta has created a program rich with beautiful harmonies, meaningful messages, and energetic fun.
Chicago/Gold Coast: Friday, December 4 (8:00 PM) | Fourth Presbyterian Church, 115 E. Delaware Pl.
Evanston: Saturday, December 5 (8:00 PM) | Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park: Sunday, December 6 (4:00 PM) | Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.
Naperville: Friday, December 11 (8:00 PM) | Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
Lake Forest: Saturday, December 12 (7:30 PM) | Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster
Chicago/Lincoln Park: Sunday, December 13 (4:00 PM) | St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport Ave.
A La Mode: The Power of Musical Modality
Program created and music direction by John William Trotter
Delve into sound worlds both familiar and exotic, and discover how mood, color, and character shift as we travel through the musical modes. Experience the tonal palettes of ancient melodies and sea chants, medieval hymns and Renaissance motets, beloved folk songs and jazz classics. From Bruckner to the Beatles, from Schütz to “Sweet Home Alabama,” you’ll feel the power of modality in unexpected ways at this rousing musical event.
Chicago: Saturday, January 30 (7:30 PM) | Allen Recital Hall/DePaul University, 2330 N. Halsted St.
Oak Park: Sunday, January 31 (4:00 PM) | Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.
Naperville: Friday, February 5 (8:00 PM) | Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
Evanston: Saturday, February 6 (8:00 PM) | Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Swing, Swing, Swing
Program created by Patrick Sinozich / Music direction by Paul Langford
Travel back to the age of zoot suits and the Lindy hop, as our singers take on the irresistible rhythms and sentimental ballads of the 1930s and 40s. You’ll hear great songs by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and more, in exciting new arrangements made just for us. Take a “Sentimental Journey” and join us for some “Stompin’ at the Savoy”!
Evanston: Friday, April 16 (8:00 PM) | Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park: Sunday, April 18 (4:00 PM) | Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.
Naperville: Saturday, April 24 (8:00 PM) | Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago: Sunday, April 25 (4:00 PM) | Epiphany Center for the Arts, 201 S. Ashland Ave.