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Concordia-Chicago University Band presents Fall Family Concert


Concordia University Chicago’s University Band will perform its annual Fall Family Concert on Friday, Sept. 29. Admission is free, and the concert begins at 8 p.m. in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

Highlights of the program will be “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst, music from “The Lion King,” and “Rejouissance” by James Curnow, which is based on the hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” an homage to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation coming up on Oct. 31.

Other selections for the evening will include “Der Lehrmeister” by Robert Sheldon, “Danse Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saens and “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre. Jean Harrison Bojes will provide commentary on the repertoire, introducing each piece and providing interesting facts on each piece performed.

The University Band comprises approximately 70 musicians, including residents from surrounding communities as well as Concordia University Chicago students, faculty and staff. Dr. Richard Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair for Music Performance, conducts the ensemble. In addition to his work at Concordia-Chicago, he is in demand internationally as a guest conductor, clinician, presenter and adjudicator.

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.