An a cappella evening featuring music of Basie and Ellington

Gala 2014

Join us for a fun-filled evening featuring Chicago a cappella performing swinging tunes by Basie and Ellington, with special guest emcee Terri Hemmert of WXRT.  Enjoy a light dinner buffet, desserts and wine in the antique-filled wonderland known as Salvage One and be inspired by our youth outreach ensemble.  We'll also salute our Tribute Award honoree, Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago, with special recognition of the group’s director, Emily Ellsworth, and our Friend of the Year, Bill Flowers.  The event's proceeds will support Chicago a cappella’s educational and artistic programming.

Date and Location

Thursday: May 15, 2014
6:45 pm

Salvage One
1840 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60622

Special presentations:

Tribute Award: Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago, with Special Recognition to Emily Ellsworth, Artistic Director

Friend of the Year: Bill Flowers, member of Chicago a cappella's Board of Directors

Watch the video tribute for Bill from the Count Basie Orchestra


Grand Prize:  $1,000 cash!

Winner will be drawn at gala event, May 15, 2014.  Winner need not be present.



With Generous Support From:

Graphic design

Norbert Shimkus Design, Chicago, IL


J&L Catering, Chicago, IL


Jennifer Girard Photography, Chicago, IL