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, a 501 (C) 3 not for profit organization, is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Villages of Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Oak Park Concert Chorale

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.

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4:00 pm

35th Anniversary FESTIVAL Concert

Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 West Division Street, River Forest, IL


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 info@oakparkconcertchorale.org for more information or to arrange an audition. Or you can use our online audition request form.

Community Education

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.

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.

Generously Provided by MusicTheory.net

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.”

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Illinois Arts Council
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