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Wind Symphony and Kapelle present spring home concerts at Concordia-Chicago


The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York and Virginia. The Kapelle will perform their home choral concert on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m., following a tour of Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. Both free concerts will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

The Wind Symphony will perform a wide variety of pieces, including “Meridian” by Ola Gjeilo, “El Bosque Magico” by Ferrer Ferran, the U.S. premiere performance of “I Shall Love But Thee” by Jan Van der Roost and the world premiere performance of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by William R. Brusick.

The Wind Symphony maintains an active concert schedule, having performed in schools, churches and concert halls in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe, China and South Africa. During this month’s tour they will be the showcase ensemble at the New York City Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall. 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.

Known for beautiful singing and imaginative performances, the Kapelle’s concert program will feature “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd, the first movement from “Alles nur nach Gottes Willen” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Rest” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Love Is the Key” by Zebulon Highben and “I Will Sing to the Lord” by Carl Schalk.

Conducted by Dr. Charles P. Brown, professor of music and director of choral activities since 2000, the Kapelle has reached audiences in Argentina, the Baltic nations, Canada, Chile, France, Poland and Russia, in addition to extensive touring throughout the United States. The Kapelle will be touring England and Scotland in May 2019.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta St., 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.

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