The Oak Park Concert Chorale is one of the Midwest’s leading choral ensembles featuring both a cappella and accompanied performances. The Oak Park Concert Chorale comprises a diverse group of individuals who embrace their differences of age, ethnicity, and culture. Led by Director Paul Lindblad, the Chorale consists of 35-40 singers who offer highly artistic performances of varied and exciting choral music.
The Oak Park Concert Chorale is a 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit organization partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and partially funded by Oak Park Area Arts Council, with the Village of Oak Park, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Founded in 1981
Our chorale consists of approximately 35-40 singers who offer highly artistic performances of varied and exciting choral music. In addition to numerous appearances in and about the Chicago area, members of the Chorale, while singing with the Oak Park River Forest Symphony Chorus, have participated in two European tours where they were warmly received by audiences and favorably reviewed by critics. Every year we attract an average of 700 audience members for our Spring and Fall Concert Season!
We hope you can attend many of our exciting performances.
Spring 2017 Concerts
The Oak Park Concert Chorale Spring Concert features Late Renaissance choral gems from England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Highlights include Johann Staden’s rarely heard Magnificat and the world premiere of Mother Goose Rhymes by OPCC’s composer-in-residence Michael Wolniakowski. Please join us for this evening of sparkling renaissance music.
Try out for the Oak Park Concert Chorale
Oak Park Concert Chorale is seeking all voices – sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses – who are high school graduates or older. Call 847.420.9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange an audition. Or you can use our online audition request form.
Free Admission. Reservations Required. Please call 847.420.9200 for information on dates and times.
Vocal Technique Workshop
An annual day-long workshop, free and open to the community, on how to use the proper posture, breathing techniques, and resonance to produce the best sound and prevent vocal strain. Learn more.
Weekly Musicianship Classes
Director Paul Lindblad offers free weekly classes, open to the community, on music theory, ear training, and reading and writing music, using the Kodály Method of music education.
Early Music Choral Festival
An annual day-long program at the Oak Park Public Library, free and open to the community, in which participants learn to sing madrigals and other early music pieces, culminating in a short concert.
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Music Theory Lessons, Exercises & Tools
Here is an opportunity to strengthen your musicianship and knowledge of music theory! The use of these lessons, made possible by the generosity of Ricci Adams (musictheory.net) and the support of the Oak Park Concert Chorale. Choose from dozens of FREE lessons, from “Introduction to Chords” to “Composing with Minor Scales.”