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Wicker Park Choral Singers presents 60 Degrees North - 6/23

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Wicker Park Choral Singers continues its fourth season with a free concert of 60 Degrees North – a choral exploration featuring music from countries located on or near the titular latitudinal line  including: Russia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, and Canada. The concert will be presented at 8pm on Saturday, June 23rd at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Chicago.  
 
"I was drawn to the music of these northern countries because each has a strong and enviable choral tradition,” says WPCS Artistic Director Mark Tomasino. “That tradition is rooted in a great emphasis on social identification through singing which has resulted in tremendous musical participation and output for countries of such modest populations.”  The concert program includes works by a diverse group of esteemed composers including: Arvo Pärt (Estonia), Alfred Schnittke (Russia), Ola Gjeilo (Norway), and Stephen Chatman (Canada).
 
WPCS is proud to once again be partnering with the St. Vincent de Paul Parish to present 60 Degrees North in the 115-year old church; the choir last performed at St. Vincent de Paul in July of 2011. The choir will give a little sneak peek of this concert on June 10th as part of Wicker Park’s outdoor “Music in the Park” series.
 
Concert specifics:
 
Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, IL
 
The performance is free and open to the public. The concert program runs about 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception where attendees are invited to enjoy thematically appropriate food provided by Stone Root Catering.
 
For an interview or additional information, contact Mark Tomasino at (815) 499-6294 or mark@wickerparksings.org. 
 
About Wicker Park Choral Singers
Wicker Park Choral Singers has quickly grown from a grassroots effort in the spring of 2008 to an established performing arts ensemble in the Chicagoland area.  Its approximately forty members are passionate about making choral music accessible to the community and are committed to producing concerts that are free and open to the public.  With repertoire ranging from Renaissance motets to contemporary works of today's foremost composers, WPCS aims to provide something to excite and engage each and every audience member.
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