American Songbook - Chicago a cappella

American Songbook

Program by John William Trotter / Music Direction by Paul Langford

Come fly with us back to the golden age of the classic musical and legendary vocalists like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, where you’ll melt into the romance and nostalgia of the Great American Songbook. Swept off your feet by witty tunes of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, you’ll come to see why some call this “America’s classical music.”

Song List and Program Notes

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April 22, 2023

8:00 PM

Ganz Hall

425 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

April 23, 2023

4:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

April 28, 2023

8:00 PM

Wentz Concert Hall

171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

APRIL 30, 2023

4:00 PM


460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Week of May 7, 2023

on demand

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Katelyn Lee


Kristin Lelm


Chelsea Lyons


Cari Plachy


Emily Price


Paul Langford

Guest Music Director

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