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Cantate! - Oak Park Concert Chorale Spring Concert (Chicago area)

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), led by director Paul Lindblad, will present its spring concert  Cantate! on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph Street, Oak Park, IL and Sunday April 25, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL. General Admission for both concerts is $18; Seniors/Students $10. Children age 5 and younger are free. Group discounts are available. To order tickets, call 708-383-4742 email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org or visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org.
 
OPCC remains dedicated to performing varied and exciting music. The spring concert of the Oak Park Concert Chorale opens with the wonderful Cantate Domino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Taking the advice of this composition, OPCC welcomes spring and its accompanying Easter festival and themes of love and holiness in music by Maurice Duruflé, Anton Bruckner, Thomas Weelkes and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy. The concert will also feature selections from the Cantata Profana by contemporary Danish composer Vagn Holmboe.
 
The highlight will be the incredible Motet for the Time of Easter by Richard Hillert who passed away February 18, 2010. This innovative piece for harp and choir uses modern harmonizations and aleatoric effects, yet is based on the ancient Gregorian chant Christ Lag in Todesbanden.
 
We invite you to be with us for a pleasing and enjoyable experience that will include a wide variety of choral gems that will linger in your memory for their gift of melody and rich harmony.
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