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French baroque music featured in third Silver Jubilee concert by Concordia’s Preparatory and Community Piano Program


Concordia University Chicago’s Preparatory and Community Piano Program celebrates 25 years of music during its third “Silver Jubilee” concert featuring French baroque music.

As part of the Silver Jubilee, Concordia-Chicago faculty member Emily Jane Morlan, harpsichord, will perform with Phillip Serna, viola da gamba, in a program of French baroque music featuring selections by Marais from the 1991 film "Tous les Matins du Monde."

Other composers include Chambonnieres and Chambonnieres and DuBuisson. For the final selection, Morlan and Serna will be joined by Matthew Cataldi, Baroque violin. The audience is invited to view the instruments following the performance.

The concert is Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord, on Concordia’s campus 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Admission is free. Free, handicapped accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.

The fourth and final Silver Jubilee concert will be held April 21 at 3 p.m. in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord. The concert will feature a piano recital by the students of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program.

It has been a joy to provide musical education and performance to the surrounding communities over these many years,” said Craig Sale, director of the program since its inception. “As we celebrate this landmark we wanted to focus on music and on our students with some very special events that are open to the public.”

The program’s philosophy is that through music all children can become more confident, more creative and happier human beings. Students of all levels receive weekly private lessons with a monthly group lesson. The curriculum used is one that focuses on comprehensive musicianship.

For more information on the offerings of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program or about the Silver Jubilee events, contact Craig Sale at 708-209-3141 or at

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