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Wind Symphony of Concordia-Chicago to debut new works at home concert


Concordia University Chicago’s Wind Symphony will perform on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The free concert will be held in the university’s Chapel of Our Lord.

The evening will feature the world premiere performances of “Meditation on My Song is Love Unknown” by William R. Brusick, and “In Christ Alone: A New Anthem” by Reber Clark with words and music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. The Wind Symphony will also perform movements from the Star Wars films by John Williams, “Praise Jerusalem!” by Alfred Reed, and works by Claude T. Smith, Gustav Holst, Johan de Meij, David Holsinger and Christopher Nelson. A trumpet trio of Karol Kulak, Kevin Zorena and Joey Malme will play “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson.

The concert comes at the end of the Wind Symphony’s 10-day tour of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois. The ensemble maintains an active performance schedule, having performed in schools, churches and concert halls in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe and China. The Wind Symphony is conducted by Dr. Richard R. Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair in Music Performance. Fischer has been director of bands at Concordia University Chicago since 1974.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.

For more information, visit or call 708-209-3060.