Title: Oak Park Concert Chorale Renaissance Jewels
Post by Linda Nelson on Mar 5th, 2017, 8:41pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oak Park Concert Chorale
924 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302 - 1324
Oak Park Concert Chorale, Paul Lindblad, Director, Proudly Presents
Oak Park, IL, - February 21, 2017 - The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present Renaissance Jewels on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm, at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, IL. General Admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the door; Seniors (age 65+)/Students (age 13+) are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children age 12 and under are free. Group Rates are available. To order tickets, call 708.848.2130 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org. For more information or to order tickets online, visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org.
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 Four Mother Goose Rhymes by OPCC’s composer-in-residence Michael Wolniakowski. Please join us for this evening of sparkling renaissance music.
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 and performs in and around Oak Park, Illinois. Led by Director Paul Lindblad, the Chorale offers 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 the mentorships of Victor Hildner and Douglas Neslund. Mr. Lindblad currently conducts the Oak Park Concert Chorale and St. John Choristers (previously Paul Lindblad Choristers).
He is the Director of Liturgics at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park, the music teacher at Walther Christian Academy in Melrose Park, and is the former Choirmaster at St. Gregory Episcopal Boychoir School in Chicago.
About Michael Wolniakowski: Chicago-native Michael Wolniakowski (b. 1974) is a conductor, composer, editor, and founder of themwgroup, a non-profit, global creative-catalyst agency. His vision is a magnet for organizations and individuals attracting a diverse, like-minded consortium that challenge many brands in the professional music area. In addition to the Composer-in-Residence position, he is a full-time composer, teacher, vocal coach, and General Editor for tempo 1˚ press. Michael studied music education, organ, and composition at Concordia University Chicago and published his first work while still an undergraduate. His graduate work in choral conducting and composition was completed at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and his post-graduate work in composition and creative orchestral transcription was completed at the Royal College of Music in London. Wolniakowski has served as continuo player for works by J.S. Bach, including a great deal of the cantata literature. He has been soloist for performances of rarely-performed music of Bach including the concerto for two and three harpsichords. Composers and singers whom Michael coaches have won top prizes in national competitions in the US. As a singer, he has toured with the Ionian Singers (London, UK) throughout central London and the Northern Jutland area of Denmark. The chorus was featured at several music festivals along the Saeby Sea with concerts broadcast live on Danish National Radio. Additionally, Michael has sung under influential conductors including Bob Chilcott, Timothy Salter, and Paul Spicer.
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[Category: Performing Arts / Music / Classical Music]
Oak Park Concert Chorale presents Renaissance Jewels
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest, IL
General Admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the door; Seniors (age 65+)/Students (age 13+) are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children age 12 and younger are free. Group discounts are available.
To order tickets, call 708.848.2130 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org.
For more information or to order tickets online, visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org
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