The Oak Park Concert Chorale, Paul Lindblad, Director, Presents Brahms’ Gypsy Love Songs Spring Concert

March 18th, 2008 in the Press Release
By: Oak Park Concert Chorale


Oak Park, IL. - March 10, 2007 -- The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), under the direction of Paul Lindblad, will present two concerts to herald the arrival of the spring season. The Brahms’ Gypsy Love Songs Spring Concerts will take place Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center Home to the Hemingway Museum 200 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL and Sunday April 13, 2008 at 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL. General Admission for both concerts is $15; Seniors/Students $10. Children age 5 and younger are free. Group discounts are available. To order tickets, call (708) 383 – 4742 , email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org or visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org.

Enjoy the Romantic spirit of the Brahms’ Gypsy Love Songs, Mendelssohn’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, and the festive spirit of Hungary’s significant composers Zoltán Kodály and Lajos Bárdos. A collection of twentieth century works by Emma Lou Diemer, Max Janowski, Jester Hairston, and Randall Thompson complete evening of lush and exciting choral sounds. OPCC remains dedicated to performing varied, exciting and innovative music. The Oak Park Concert Chorale has commissioned several new works from local known composers. This season’s comissions include two new Christmas Carols by Carl Schalk of Melrose Park and Paul Bouman of Oak Park. These carols will be featured as part of the Spring Concert.

We invite you to share with us this thrilling and inspirational concert! 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 away 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.

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

Oak Park Concert Chorale Concert Brahms’ Gypsy Love Songs 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. 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

Oak Park Concert Chorale Concert Brahms’ Gypsy Love Songs Sunday, April 13, 2008, 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 ###

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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