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2019-2020 Season Announcement

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA 2019-2020 SEASON 
FEATURES NEW COMMISSIONS AND NEW PROGRAMS
AT EIGHT AREA VENUES

CHICAGO— Chicago a cappella announces its 27th season beginning October 11, 2019, and running through April 26, 2020. The season includes 18 performances at eight area venues, including the group’s debut performance at the National Museum of Mexican Art.  The acclaimed 10-voice ensemble welcomes the return of music director Patrick Sinozich for the first concert of the season: American Anthem: Songs that Challenge, Unite, and Celebrate. In a program created by Kathryn Kamp, the acclaimed ensemble brings to the stage songs from some of the most important moments in United States history. Inspired by the NPR series of the same name, the concert will connect music with history, featuring songs that have become symbolic anthems for social movements, from “This Land is Your Land” to “I Am Woman.”  In December, guest music director Paul Nicholson brings audiences a new collection of beloved Christmas classics as well as music for Chanukah in Holidays a cappella. Following the turn of the New Year, Founder and Artistic Director Jonathan Miller’s program, Fiesta Coral Mexicana, prepared by Benjamin Rivera, will highlight works commissioned by our ¡Cantaré! Chicago Mexican composers-in-residence, as well as Baroque masterpieces and familiar melodies from Mexico. Finally, guest music director Paul Langford leads Swing, Swing, Swing: Music of the Big Band Era, traveling back to the age of zoot suits and the Lindy hop. The singers take on the irresistible rhythms and sentimental ballads of the 1930s and ‘40s in exciting new custom arrangements of songs by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and many others.

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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’s vocal virtuosity and eclectic programs have earned a reputation for leadership in the choral field.  Founded in 1993, the 10-voice ensemble has been heard frequently on radio and has produced nine CD recordings, including releases on the Cedille, Centaur, and Gothic labels. Chicago a cappella has been hailed as “the area’s best unaccompanied group” (Chicago Magazine) and “the city’s liveliest, most versatile vocal ensemble” (Chicago Tribune).

2019-2020 Season

 

American Anthem: Songs that Challenge, Unite, and Celebrate

Naperville: Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:00 pm

171 E. Chicago Ave.

on the campus of North Central College

 

Oak Park: Sunday, Oct. 13, 3:00 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.

 

Evanston: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3:00 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.

 

Chicago: Sunday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm

Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave.

Venue opens at 5pm for food/drink

 

Holidays a cappella

Naperville: Friday, Dec. 6, 8:00 pm

171 E. Chicago Ave.

on the campus of North Central College

 

Evanston: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:00 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.

 

Chicago/Lincoln Park: Sunday, Dec. 8, 3:00 pm

St Clement Church, 642 W Deming Place

 

Chicago/Gold Coast: Friday, Dec. 13, 8:00 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Ave at Delaware Place

 

Lake Forest: Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:00 pm

Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E Westminster Ave.

 

Oak Park: Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street

  

Fiesta Coral Mexicana

Evanston: Sunday, Feb. 9, 3:00 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.

 

Chicago/Pilsen: Saturday, Feb. 15, 8:00 pm

National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St.

 

Naperville: Friday, Feb. 21, 8:00 pm

Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave.

on the campus of North Central College

 

Oak Park: Sunday, Feb. 23, 3:00 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street

 

 

Swing Swing Swing: Music of the Big Band Era

 

Evanston: Saturday, April 18, 8:00 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.

 

Naperville: Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm

Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave.

on the campus of North Central College

 

Oak Park: Saturday, April 25, 8:00 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street

 

Chicago: Sunday, April 26, 7:30 pm

Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave.

Venue opens at 5pm for food/drink

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