The Best is Yet to Come: Songs to Make You Smile

Gala 2018

Celebrate Chicago a cappella's approaching 25th anniversary with an evening of music that will make you smile. Chicago a cappella will perform selections ranging from "Smile" and "Blue Skies" to recent hits such as Pharrell Williams's "Happy." You will enjoy dinner, wines and desserts, a performance from our talented High School Apprentice ensemble, and more. Our guests of honor are Tribute Award recipient Lee Kesselman and Friend of the Year Helen Gagel. All proceeds from this event benefit Chicago a cappella's educational and artistic programming.  Get your tickets today!

Drivers, note that westbound Lake Street is currently closed. See detailed driving information here.

Date and Location

Friday: May 11, 2018

Venue West
221 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL, 60612

You can bid on our silent auction items, even if you're not attending!  Prizes include Elton John Farewell Tour tickets, a stay in Cabo San Lucas, and much more!  Register and start bidding today!


Special Guest Emcee:  WXRT's Terri Hemmert

Tribute Award recipient Lee Kesselman

Lee Kesselman

Friend of the Year Helen Gagel

Helen Gagel