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Building community through choral music

Wicker Park Choral Singers is a Chicago-based all-volunteer choir dedicated to building community through choral music. 

Ring in the Holiday Season with Wicker Park Choral Singers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ring in the Holiday Season with Wicker Park Choral Singers

CHICAGO (November 8, 2013) — On Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th, Wicker Park Choral Singers (WPCS) will present its sixth annual winter concert, ‘Tis the Season, a program of a cappella choral works reflecting on the beauty, bleakness, and celebration of seasonal change. Free and open to the public, ‘Tis the Season will be performed at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne Ave. Both performances of the program will take place at 3 p.m.

Autumnal and wintry scenes will be brought to life through Veljo Tormis’s haunting Autumn Landscapes, Joshua Shank’s poignant setting of e.e. cummings poetry in Winter, and a stunning mix of compositions by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Elliot Carter, and many more. To keep with WPCS holiday concert tradition, ‘Tis the Season with culminate with sing-a-long carols for everyone to enjoy.

Focusing on the internal reflections and strong reactions brought on by seasonal change, the music dramatically juxtaposes physical coldness with spiritual warmth.  As described by founder and artistic director Mark Tomasino, the selected pieces “weave together to form a soundscape that depicts the death, decay, splendor, and joy of the autumn to winter transition.”

Both performances will be followed by a reception, where attendees are invited to meet the choir and enjoy light refreshments.

For additional information, contact Mark Tomasino at (815) 499-6294 or mark@wickerparksings.org.

Performance Details

  • Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at 3 p.m. — ‘Tis the Season, Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, IL.  Free parking is available in the parking lot of nearby Pritzker Elementary located on Evergreen Ave.

  • Friday, December 13th at 6 p.m. — WPCS sings outdoors for “Caroling at Cloud Gate” in Millennium Park.

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 forty-three members are passionate about building community through choral music and are committed to producing concerts that are free and open to the public.  With repertoire ranging from Renaissance motets to contemporary works from today's foremost composers, WPCS aims to provide something to excite and engage each and every audience member.

 

Shop for Good will donate 10% of your purchases to WPCS!

shopforgood10-30Buy your holiday gifts at participating Shop for Good businesses in Wicker Park & Bucktown and they will donate 10% of your purchases to the local school or non-profit of your choice. Your Gifts count twice with Shop For Good! HOW IT WORKS

1. Shop at participating Shop for Good businesses in Wicker Park & Bucktown.

2. At check-out request a duplicate receipt and write Wicker Park Choral Singers on it. It’s very IMPORTANT to request that duplicate receipt so your dollars count and Wicker Park Choral Singers get the 10% donation.

3. Place the duplicate receipt in the Shop for Good receipt box next to the register.

4. All instructions are on the Shop for Good receipt box, so it’s easy to SHOP FOR GOOD!

 

Shop for Good runs from Friday December 6th through Sunday December 8th  in Wicker Park Bucktown and generate donations for Wicker Park Choral Singers.

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