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

WPCS to present themed concert, Dusk 'til Dawn, Saturday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m.

CHICAGO (February 19, 2010) – The Wicker Park Choral Singers invite you to join them on March 27 for a journey through a day’s most intriguing hours. Dusk ‘til Dawn, the ensemble’s second concert of the 2009-10 season, will take listeners on a one-hour musical exploration of sunset, sunrise, and all that lies between. The performance will begin promptly at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 27 at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne Avenue in Chicago, IL. The concert is free and open to the public. “Assembling the repertoire for this concert proved to be a challenging and rewarding task,” said Mark Tomasino, WPCS President and Artistic Director. “I think we have a fascinating blend of pieces that allows the listener to experience the continuum from sunset to sunrise in a unique way.”

Dusk ‘til Dawn joins diverse musical selections—spanning genres, continents and centuries—to explore not only the passing of time, but the many different sentiments these times of day represent. Sunset brings both lullabies and reflections on death, dark night offers deep dreams and mournful solitude, and sunrise heralds hope and rebirth. All are transformative.

Highlights of Dusk ‘til Dawn include Ethan Perry’s “Desh,” an Indian raga and lullaby arranged for chorus; Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep,” an enchanting immersion into the precipice between waking and sleeping; and György Ligeti’s “Éjszaka” (Night) and “Reggel” (Morning), both unconventional and charming explorations of evening’s solitude and morning’s vigor.

Dusk ‘til Dawn is free and open to the public; guests are invited to make a donation at the concert. Wicker Park Lutheran Church is located at 1502 N. Hoyne Avenue at the corner of Hoyne and LeMoyne Avenues. The concert begins promptly at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. For an interview or additional information, contact Mark Tomasino at (815) 499-6294 or mark@wickerparksings.org.