The Red Carpet of Sound
Musical Pairings, a cappella and with Piano

February 2011

For the first time in its history, Chicago a cappella will expand its soundscape by presenting carefully-chosen pairings of a cappella music alongside works for vocal ensemble and piano.  The singers invite Music Director Patrick Sinozich—one of the city’s finest pianists—to join them on stage for an illuminating comparison of musical pairings by nine composers, one a cappella and one with piano.  Audiences will hear Romantic part-songs of Franz Schubert, haunting Jewish works by Max Janowski, new compositions by artistic director Jonathan Miller, and brilliant choral pieces by Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, Gwyneth Walker, and Leonard Bernstein.  Chicago a cappella rolls out the red carpet to welcome audiences on an exciting musical adventure!

Performance Dates

Friday: February 4, 2011
8:00 pm

Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Saturday: February 5, 2011
8:00 pm

Anne & Howard Gottlieb Hall
38 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Saturday: February 12, 2011
8:00 pm

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday: February 13, 2011
4:00 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

The singers and directors held an informal Q&A session after each performance.

Read more about our guest artist, pianist Patrick Sinozich.

Audio Samples