Wicker Park Choral Singers (WPCS) was founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Mark Tomasino. Noticing a dearth of serious choral organizations in the near west side Chicago community and a surplus of talented singers searching for a musical outlet, Tomasino set out to fill both holes by creating an ensemble built on the idea of making choral music accessible. The first Wicker Park Choral Singers concert was held on August 23, 2008 at Wicker Park Lutheran Church with an ensemble of 23 singers. The choir now boasts a roster of 40 voices and since that concert have performed a wide variety of musical selections ranging from the Renaissance music of William Byrd and Orlando di Lasso to the works of today’s leading choral composers. In 2010, Wicker Park Choral Singers performed the world premiere of Chicago composer Eric Malmquist’s choral work ‘Angelus’ – a piece commissioned by the ensemble. In its short history, WPCS has been invited to perform at several Chicago landmarks and institutions, including: Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.