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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WICKER PARK CHORAL SINGERS FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MARK TOMASINO STEPPING DOWN CHICAGO – As Wicker Park Choral Singers continues its 11th season, founder and Artistic Director Mark Tomasino has announced he will step down from his role as Artistic Director at the end of their season in June 2019. “It has been my absolute honor and privilege to serve as Artistic Director of WPCS for the past ten years,” says Tomasino. “We started this journey in 2008 with little more than a love and passion for choral music. The ensemble has since grown into a vibrant community of singers that plays an integral role in the choral music scene of Chicago. While it is time for me to step down so that I can spend more time with family and pursue other opportunities, I have never been more excited for the future of the organization. I look forward to continuing to support WPCS on its journey while serving on the Board of Directors in an advisory role.” Throughout the history of the organization, Tomasino has always held high artistic standards, making the musical output of WPCS akin to that of a professional ensemble. The auditioned all-volunteer choir attracts more than 100+ audition applicants a year which is a testament to the need it fills within the Chicago singing community. A champion of living composers, Tomasino also ensured the choir’s commitment to help build the choral cannon and commission composers from Chicago and around the country. Most importantly was his commitment to building community through choral music which is apparent through the choir’s accessible ticket pricing, free performances around the city, community organization partnerships, and creating group singing experiences whenever possible. “The WPCS Board, singers, and alumni could not be more grateful for Mark's tireless work to build community through choral music in Chicago and beyond,” shares WPCS Board President John Williams. “His vision, leadership, artistry and commitment have established WPCS as an innovative, creative institution of the highest caliber. We will dearly miss Mark's energy and presence week-to-week, but are excited to have him move into a new role
FEBRUARY 11 5:30-8:30pm - Tickets on sale now for BEER CHOIR at The TapRoom at @lagunitasbeer $15 gets you one beer and pizza and a ton of choir fun. Must be 21+ Follow link in bio for tix!
This weekend! Do you have your tix yet? You can buy online or at the door. #Falalalalalala @zgbdesign -design 😎
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#rudolphtherednosedreindeer had a very shiny nose! Come sing along with us Dec 8 & 9!
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Calling all #composers and #choralcomposers we are holding a #callforscores See wickerparksings.org/callforscores for all the deets!
The Three Kings by Healy Willan. Hear us live on Dec 8 & 9 for “A Christmas Tradition” Tickets on sale now! Link in bio.
#Soprano and #alto sectional today to lock in those lovely harmonies! Sing with us on Dec 8 & 9 in #WickerPark
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