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Wicker Park Choral Singers

Building community through choral music - Celebrating 10 Years

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

CrowdOut Chicago Community Gathering
Aug
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

CrowdOut Chicago Community Gathering

Join the crowd.

On October 1, 2017 in Millennium Park, more than 1,000 people from all corners of Chicago will come together to perform the American premiere of David Lang’s monumental piece, "crowd out." You can be one of them!

Come learn the piece, join the Chicago crowd out choir, and meet your neighbors to dream about the future of art by attending your community gathering. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Be part of a once-in-lifetime citywide experience.

To prepare for crowd out, Illinois Humanities and Chicago Humanities Festival will organize a summer series of Community Gatherings in every neighborhood of Chicago. Hosted in public libraries, parks, schools, churches, and cultural spaces throughout the city, each event is an opportunity for residents of Chicago to join crowd out.

This Community Gathering includes a rehearsal of the piece led by the Wicker Park Choral Singers and a facilitated conversation about the future of art in your neighborhood and the city. An Illinois Humanities-trained facilitator will lead this discussion, in partnership with a local cultural organization, to assess local arts and culture resources and to reimagine our individual roles in advocating for a brighter future for arts and culture in the life of the individual, the neighborhood, and the city. These neighborhood gatherings connect organizations, choirs, and residents in an active citywide community; this community will ultimately gather to perform the final performance of Crowd Out on October 1.

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Martinis That Matter Fundraiser
Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Martinis That Matter Fundraiser

Join us at Marty's Martini Bar for an afternoon of libations to benefit the choir. All proceeds from drink purchases will be donated directly to the choir to help fulfill our mission of building community through choral music.

FREE ADMISSION - JUST SHOW UP AND DRINK!

Marty's Martini Bar - 1511 W Balmoral Ave. Chicago, IL 60640

RANKED #1 MARTINI BAR IN CHICAGO!

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Cosmos: A Choral Odyssey - Spring Concert Series
May
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Cosmos: A Choral Odyssey - Spring Concert Series

Join us for a musical experience that will transport you to another dimension with waves of ethereal and other-worldly sounds and harmonies! Featured works include "Stars" by Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds, Selections from "Gloria Patria" by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask, and a world premiere by Chicago composer, Eric Malmquist. Don't miss out on this concert experience that inspires and transcends the every day.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE & AT-THE-DOOR

 $15 - ONLINE IN ADVANCE, $22 - AT THE DOOR, $15 for STUDENTS W/ VALID ID

*KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE*

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Cosmos: A Choral Odyssey - Spring Concert Series
May
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cosmos: A Choral Odyssey - Spring Concert Series

Join us for a musical experience that will transport you to another dimension with waves of ethereal and other-worldly sounds and harmonies! Featured works include "Stars" by Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds, Selections from "Gloria Patria" by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask, and a world premiere by Chicago composer, Eric Malmquist. Don't miss out on this concert experience that inspires and transcends the every day.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE & AT-THE-DOOR

 $15 - ONLINE IN ADVANCE, $22 - AT THE DOOR, $15 for STUDENTS W/ VALID ID

*KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE*

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Cookies n' Caroling Fundraiser
Dec
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cookies n' Caroling Fundraiser

Do you like eating cookies? Do you like singing Christmas carols? If you answered "YES!" to either of those be sure to join us at Rogers Park Social for a fun and festive afternoon! 

Sing-along to all your favorite Christmas carols led by singers of Wicker Park Choral Singers. Enjoy a plethora of tasty cookies and a vast selection of beverages from award-winning Rogers Park Social bar. Each ticket gets you one drink (beer, wine, moscow mules), unlimited cookies, and a 15% discount at the Rogers Park Provisions gift shop next door for all your last minute gift shopping. Space is limited so get your tickets today!

TICKETS: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Sing-alongs will happen at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm

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ChicagoSings Showcase Concert
Nov
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

ChicagoSings Showcase Concert

Featuring 4 Chicago choirs

WPCS teams up with 3 other choral groups in Chicago to bring you an evening of music celebrating peace, unity, and community.

La Caccina - Carling FitzSimmons, Artistic Director

Constellation Men's Ensemble - Ryan Strand, Executive Director

The Marion Consort - Amy Bearden, Artistic Director

Wicker Park Choral Singers - Mark Tomasino, Artistic Director

Featuring songs by Pentatonix, Palestrina, Britten, Ešenvalds, and many more!!

TICKET PRICES: 

$10 - ONLINE IN ADVANCE and AT THE DOOR

*KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE*

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Hymn to Humanity w/ Chicago Composers Orchestra
May
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hymn to Humanity w/ Chicago Composers Orchestra

This concert marks the first full-length collaboration between WPCS and the Chicago Composers Orchestra, one of the few orchestras in existence that is entirely dedicated to the performance and advocacy of orchestral music by living composers.

We are very excited to present the world premiere of Blemish'd Muse, a new work for orchestra and choir by Chicago-based composer, Eric Malmquist. Eric has written music for us in the past that combines beautiful poetry with his modern style influenced by historical themes and early music. The texts ofBlemish’d Muse draw from the works of Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan and the first female writer to be published in colonial New England, Philis Wheatley, a Boston slave and the first African-American female poet to be published, Walt Whitman, and Carl Sandburg.

The program will also feature two works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers David Lang and Julia Wolfe. Lang's statement to the court uses the text from a speech given by American Socialist, Eugene Debs, to a court after he was found guilty for speaking against the American involvement in World War I. Wolfe's Thirst takes its text from the Old Testament book of Isaiah, and explores the metaphorical expressions of water and thirst.

Program
David Lang – statement to the court
Julia Wolfe – Thirst
Eric Malmquist – Blemish’d Muse (world premiere)

Allen Tinkham, CCO Music Director
Mark Tomasino, WPCS Music Director

TICKET PRICES: 

ADVANCE TICKET SALES END TODAY AT 1PM. Tickets will be available at the door!

$15 - ONLINE IN ADVANCE, $22 - AT THE DOOR, $15 for STUDENTS W/ VALID ID

*KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE*

CCO Music Director, Allen Tinkham

CCO Music Director, Allen Tinkham

Conducted by Chicago Composers Orchestra's Music Director, Allen Tinkham

Click HERE for Allen's Bio.

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Elixir Lounge "Cocktails for a Cause" Fundraiser
Apr
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Elixir Lounge "Cocktails for a Cause" Fundraiser

Join us for an early evening cocktail party at the brand new Elixir Lounge in Andersonville, where proceeds from drink purchases go to our choir and Chicago Composers Orchestra. Here is the special menu for the event. Be sure to try out our featured specialty cocktail "The Accidental" We hope to see you there!

The Menu ( Be sure to order off this menu so we get the proceeds!)

The Accidental - Larceny Bourbon, ginger-honey syrup, lemon, rosemary, red wine 'flat'

Moscow Mule - Aylesbury Duck Vodka, lime, ginger beer

Tom Collins - Hayman's Old Tom Gin, lemon, simple, soda

Daiquiri - Cana Brava Rum, lime, simple

Miller lite

Malma Pinot Noir

Cielo Pinot Grigio

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Ceremony of Carols - WALK-UPs ONLY!
Dec
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ceremony of Carols - WALK-UPs ONLY!

Come hear England's rich choral music history on full aural display as WPCS begins their 8th season with two performances. The concert program features a collection of musical gems from across the pond from composers such as Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and John Tavener.  We are especially excited to be joined by Chicago harpist, Emily Wren Baxter for Britten's stunning A Ceremony of Carols, written for 3-part treble voices and harp.  You will not want to miss this most memorable way to bring in the holiday season!

TICKET PRICES: 

We had more seats open up! You can purchase them at the door!

 

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Ceremony of Carols
Dec
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ceremony of Carols

Come hear England's rich choral music history on full aural display as WPCS begins their 8th season with two performances. The concert program features a collection of musical gems from across the pond from composers such as Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and John Tavener.  We are especially excited to be joined by Chicago harpist, Emily Wren Baxter for Britten's stunning A Ceremony of Carols, written for 3-part treble voices and harp.  You will not want to miss this most memorable way to bring in the holiday season!

TICKET PRICES: 

ADVANCE TICKETS SALES HAVE ENDED.  YOU MAY PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR.

$22 - AT THE DOOR, $15 for STUDENTS W/ VALID ID

*KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE*

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