Concordia-Chicago’s The Kapelle performs its annual spring concert March 19
By: Joanna Ptasinski '13, communication major and marketing minor
March 7, 2011—Concordia University Chicago’s premiere choral ensemble The Kapelle will perform its home concert on March 19.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Concordia’s Chapel of Our Lord, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Admission is free. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street. For more information, visit www.cuchicago.edu/music or call 708-209-3060.
The Kapelle’s performance follows a 10-day tour to Tennessee and the Midwest. Repertoire includes “Magnificat” by Arvo Part and “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Faure, as well as the world premiere of “The Benedictus” by Jonathan Kohrs, Concordia assistant music professor and active member of the Association for Lutheran Church Musicians, and “The Nunc Dimittis” by Carl Schalk, world renowned church music composer.
The Kapelle is Concordia University Chicago’s premier choral performance ensemble. The select voice choir tours annually throughout the United States and internationally every four years.
Their conductor Charles Brown, in his eleventh year conducting the Kapelle, is a bass-baritone soloist specializing in Baroque oratorio music and leads workshops and festivals throughout the country. A member of Chicago’s Grant Park Chorus, he has also sung with the Westminster Choir and Symphonic Choir under conductors Leonard Bernstein, Joseph Flummerfelt, Zdenic Macal, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Swallisch and Hugh Wolf. Brown holds degrees in choral conducting and music education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and completed his doctorate of musical arts at the University of Arizona.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.