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      Wicker Park Choral Singers

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      The Wicker Park Choral Singers return to the Levin Studio for a live performance.

      Chantez à Dieu (Psalm 96), Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
      Chorale after an old French Carol, Benjamin Britten
      Amazing Grace, arr. Ēriks Ešenvalds

      The Cosmic Process, Eric Malmquist
      Musicians Wrestle Everywhere, Elliot Carter

      6. Selections from “Gloria Patri”, Urmas Sisask
      XXIII. Oremus
      XIX. Confitemini Domino
      IV. Benedicamus
      II. Omnis Una
      I. Surrexit Christus

      Island in Space, Kirke Mechem
      Cells Planets, arr. Vince Peterson, Words and Music by Erika Lloyd

       

      FROM THE ARTIST’s WEBSITE
      WICKER PARK CHORAL SINGERS

      We have performed in spaces throughout the Chicagoland area, including Chicago Cultural CenterFourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile, St. Vincent de Paul Church, outdoors in venues like Millennium ParkWicker Park, and the Humboldt Park Boathouse.  We have even performed in unique spaces like Jackson Junge Art Gallery and among the plants at the Garfield Park Conservatory.  We have even gone over the airways as well, reaching millions of households through TV, Radio, and Internet. Our singers have performed on Chicago Fox Morning News98.7WFMTWGN Holiday specials, and even the Oprah show. Throughout the year we do a number of outreach performances and hold interactive workshops that are open to the public no matter what singing skill level one may have.

      COMMISSION NEW WORKS

      We want the choral art form to continue to expand and explore new sounds that reflect what we are living today. Since our inception in 2008, we have given more than a dozen world or Midwest premieres to new choral works.

      Eric MalmquistAngelus (2008), On the Breakwater (2013), Cast Out of Iron (2014), Blemish’d Muse (2016)

      Rob Redei: How little time we have: tweets from the ICU (2015)

      Elizabeth LimClark Street Bridge (2013)

      Edward F. DavisSir Loin the Noble (2011), Sanctus (2013)

      CHICAGO SINGER COMMUNITY

      As a choir we foster a culture of inclusion, co-operation, and fun. We aim to give our singers the best singing experience through musical excellence, operational excellence, and a strong sense of support and friendship with its members. We also aim to build a unified choral community in Chicago through collaboration and advocacy with other ensembles and organizations, with the goal of elevating Chicago’s place on the global choral music stage. Ultimately, we want to make Chicago “The Singing City.”

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