The Oak Park Concert Chorale, Paul Lindblad, Director, Presents “A cappella Joy Celebration Gala”

September 17th, 2006 in the Press Release
By: Oak Park Concert Chorale

The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), led by director Paul Lindblad, will host a Celebration Gala, to celebrate the diversity of Oak Park and its Oak Park Concert Chorale. The Gala will take place Friday, October 13, 2006 at 7:30 pm, at The Carleton of Oak Park, 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL. The catering will be provided by Philander’s Restaurant. Tickets for the Celebration Gala, including dinner are $60 each. Sponsorship packages are available. To order tickets, call (708) 383 – 4742. Visit our website at

The Celebration Gala will feature a performance by The Chorale as well as food and additional entertainment. There will also be a raffle during the gala, and guests will be able to win exceptional items provided by area businesses and organizations.

The Gala will serve as an additional fundraiser to help support The Chorale, which continues with its mission to “present choral performances, foster the appreciation of and the desire for classical music, promote cultural enrichment, and support efforts in the broad field of music education.” Other fundraising efforts include participation in the Oak Park Farmers’ Market on September 23, 2006 and October 28, 2006, and selling of Entertainment Books. For more information, visit the Chorale’s website at

The Chorale is one of the midwest’s leading classical a capella choral ensembles and is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, coming from as far east as Hungary and as far south as St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This year, the chorale offers works in Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Latin, and Hungarian as well as English.

OPCC remains dedicated to performing varied, exciting and innovative music. The Oak Park Concert Chorale has commissioned several new works from local known composers. These new works will be featured at our concerts, the first of which, Away In a Manger, will take place on Sunday November 19, 2006. In Spring of 2007, The Chorale will perform in the famed Hemingway Museum in Oak Park and at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest.

The Chorale invites you to join us throughout our 26th season for inspiring music from no less than eight different nations.

One of the Midwest's leading choral ensembles featuring both a cappella and accompanied performances, the Chorale is comprised of a diverse group of individuals that embrace their differences of age, ethnicity, and culture. Led by Director Paul Lindblad, the chorale consists of approximately 30 singers who offer highly artistic performances of varied and exciting choral music.

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