The Oak Park Concert Chorale, Paul Lindblad, Director, Presents Vivaldi’s Gloria

October 27th, 2007 in the Press Release
By: Oak Park Concert Chorale


Oak Park, IL. – October 16, 2007 -- The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), led by director Paul Lindblad, will presentVivaldi’s Gloria and other Christmas favorites on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 4:00pm, at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL. General Admission is $15; Seniors/Students are $10. Group Rates are available. To order tickets, call 708.383.4742 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org. Visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org.

OPCC remains dedicated to performing varied and exciting music. Join us for an evening of choral gems to herald the Christmas Season. In addition to the Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), the concert will feature the world premier of two new Christmas carols by Oak Park area composers. Paul Bouman (b.1918) of Oak Park, and Carl Schalk (b.1929) of Melrose Park were comissioned by OPCC as part of its on going program to support local composers. Other works on the program will include compositions by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) and Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630) as well as Melrose Park resident Richard Hillert (b. 1923) and Franz Wasner (1905-1992) director and conductor of the Trapp Family Singers. We hope you will be with us for this thrilling and inspirational evening of magnificent choral music! It will be an evening to remember.

About Oak Park Concert Chorale: 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. Our members come from as awayt as Hungary, Malaysia and Nigeria. Led by Director Paul Lindblad, the chorale consists of approximately 30 singers who offer highly artistic performances of varied and exciting choral music.

About Paul Lindblad: Paul Lindblad received his undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Church Music from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. Mr. Lindblad earned a Kodály Certificate from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has studied with Paul Christiansen, world famous choral conductor; and Katinka Daniel, International Kodály music education specialist. Mr. Lindblad has done extensive studies in organ performance, vocal technique, and conducting under Victor Hildner and Douglas Neslund. Mr. Lindblad is the Director of Paul Lindblad Choristers, Director of Liturgics at St. John Lutheran School, Forest Park, Music Teacher at Walther Lutheran Academy at Forest Park, and is the former Choirmaster at St. Gregory Episcopal Boychoir School, Chicago.

2007-2008 Concert Season

Oak Park Concert Chorale Paul Lindblad, Director

Vivaldi’s Gloria! Christmas Concert St. John Lutheran Church 305 Circle Avenue Forest Park, IL General Admission is $15; Seniors/Students $10

Spring Concert Saturday, April 5, 2008 7:00 pm The Arts Center Home to the Hemingway Museum 200 North Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL General Admission is $15; Seniors/Students $10

Spring Concert Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:00 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church 305 Circle Avenue Forest Park, IL General Admission is $15; Seniors/Students $10

To order tickets, call 708.383.4742 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org. Visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org

Calendar Editors, Please Note: [Category: Performing Arts / Music / Classical Music]

Oak Park Concert Chorale Christmas Concert :Vivaldi’s Gloria! Sunday, November 18, 2007, 4:00 pm, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL General Admission is $15; Seniors/Students $10. Children Kindergarten age and younger are free. Group discounts are available. To order tickets, call 708.383.4742 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org. Visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org

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The Oak Park Concert Chorale, a 501 (C) 3 not for profit organization, is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state 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, a state agency.


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