Please join us for our UPCOMING CONCERTS: Angels and Demons - all performances are FREE
Wednesday, July 7th, 7:30 p.m. @ Wicker Park Lutheran Church 1502 N. Hoyne Avenue. Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 10th, 2:00 p.m. @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. 5th Avenue, St. Charles, IL
Monday, July 12th, 12:15 p.m. *Encore Performance* @ Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 East Washington Street., Chicago, IL
Explore the contrast between good and evil as depicted in choral music by attending Angels and Demons, Wicker Park Choral Singers’ third and final program of the 2009-2010 season. Angels and Demons is free and open to the public.
Angels and Demons brings together diverse choral selections that span sentiments, continents, languages and composition styles. “The image we all have of the angelic choir singing through the clouds is beautiful, but it’s just one end of the spectrum that choral music explores,” said Mark Tomasino, WPCS President and Artistic Director. “On the other side, there’s a wealth of literature that’s actually quite treacherous.”
Among those treacherous selections are György Orbán’s "Daemon Irrepit Callidus" and Jaako Mäntyjärvi’s "Double, Double Toil and Trouble," a setting of the witches’ incantation from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Angelic influences come from composers as varied as Rachmaninoff and Billy Joel, and include the world premiere of "Angelus," the choir’s first commissioned piece by Chicago composer Eric Malmquist.