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OAK PARK, IL

CHICAGO, IL

Sing We JOYous 2023

December 9 & 10:  First United Church of Oak Park

848 Lake St, Oak Park 


Three choirs, special guests, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra once again create the beautiful music and ridiculous hijinks you’ve come to expect from this beloved concert for the whole family.
 
With music from William Byrd, John Rutter, Three Dog Night and much more, celebrating the joy of music and the joy of being together.

DEC
9

DEC 10

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Monteverdi created this stunning piece with the intention to impress. Join us, with City Voices Choir and a chamber ensemble of period instruments, for a rare live performance of this glorious, passionate work.

OAK PARK, IL

CHICAGO, IL

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

October28:  First United Church of Oak Park

848 Lake St, Oak Park | 8:00 pm

October 29:  St Josaphat Parish

2311 N Southport, Chicago  | 4:00 pm

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) stood at the musical transition point from the Renaissance era to the Baroque, and his music captures the beauty, passion, and brilliance of that moment in music history. His collection of Vespers pieces, Vespro della Beata Vergine, published in 1610, features choral and instrumental music of sublime power and beauty, vocal solos of operatic brilliance. The Oriana Singers are the soloists in these performances and provide the vocal forces along with City Voices, the Oak Park-based community chorus. They are joined by an ensemble of period instruments.

OCT
28

8:00 pm

OCT
29

4:00 pm
2023

2022-2023

ROSEMONT, IL

Andrea Bocelli

World Tour

Allstate Arena

The Oriana Singers are invited again to join international superstar Andrea Bocelli and his orchestra for a sold-out concert of songs celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul, as well as a selection of arias, famed love songs, and beloved choral pieces. For this concert, The Oriana Singers expand to an epic sixty- voice choir.

DEC10

DEC
10

MAY
20

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OAK PARK, IL

Sing We Joyous! 2022

First United Church (848 Lake St.)

The beloved annual extravaganza returns with old friends and new surprises. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be utterly delighted with "the best Christmas show, ever!"

We'll have the usual mix of beautiful music of the season, outrageous (but family-friendly) high jinks, and multiple ensembles crowding the stage. This year’s concert features music from many countries and many musical worlds. And what on earth might happen in the Twelve Days of Christmas? Come and find out!

DEC
10

7:30pm

DEC
11

4:00pm

2021–2022

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OCT
14

ROSEMONT, IL

Andrea Bocelli's

Believe World Tour

Allstate Arena

The Oriana Singers expands to a sixty-voice choir to join international superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his orchestra for a concert of songs celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul, as well as a selection of arias, famed love songs, and beloved choral pieces.

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OAK PARK, IL
Sing We Joyous! 2021
Together Again
First United Church (848 Lake St.)

This year we celebrate being back together with the people and events we love.

Three choirs, special guests, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra create the beautiful music and ridiculous hi-jinks you’ve come to expect from this beloved concert for the whole family. We’ll bring you the annual adaptation of the Twelve Days of Christmas, audience carol “sing”-alongs and special effects that make this “the best Christmas show ever!” 

 

Join us as we rejoice in the return of classic holiday traditions.

DEC
11
DEC
12

2020–2021

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Intergalactically released

Sing We Joyous: At Home

The beloved annual extravaganza made an online debut, with all the usual players: The Oriana Singers, City Voices, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, The Sing We Joyous Orchestra, the OPRF Marching Huskies drumline, and guest performances. It was the best one ever, when we needed it the most.

Watch: Sing We Joyous 2020

This program was funded in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

2019–2020

OCT 19

O A K    P A R K , I L

No Land Beyond

Music at the intersection of civilization and nature, of utopia and dystopia


First United Church (848 Lake St) | 8:00 pm

The Oriana Vocal Collection—The Oriana Singers, City Voices, and The Rookery— join in a program of resonant music from Philip Glass's score for the movie Koyaanisqatsi, Peter Louis van Dijk's Horizons, Vienna Teng's Hymn of Acxiom, Veljo Tormis's Curse Upon Iron, Ted Hearne's Because, and William Byrds' Ne irascaris, Domine.

 

This program is funded in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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OCT 20

CLARENDON HILLS, IL

The Book of Love

 

Community Presbyterian Church of
Clarendon Hills (39 N Prospect Ave) | 3:00 pm

 

The Oriana Singers inaugurate the new concert series at Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills with The Book of Love. It’s music, from many times and places, about love: having it, not having it, wanting it, losing it. There will even be music that isn’t about love at all. There will be songs by Ben Folds and Imogen Heap, folk songs from Britain and Finland, and Renaissance madrigals.

The Oriana Singers are supported in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

OCT 22

CHICAGO , I L

No Land Beyond


Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago | 4:00 pm

In a special Chicago Architecture Biennial-themed entry in Rockefeller Chapel's weekly Tea & Pipes series, University Organist Thomas Weisflog collaborates with The Oriana Singers and The Rookery in a program of resonant music from Philip Glass's score for the movie Koyaanisqatsi, Peter Louis van Dijk's Horizons, and Vienna Teng's Hymn of Acxiom.

 

Supported by the Chicago Architecture Biennial Fund.

 

The Oriana Singers are supported in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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NOV 3

RIVERSIDE, IL

Beethoven
Choral Fantasy

 

Ascension Lutheran Church

400 Nuttall Road, Riverside | 4:00 pm

The Oriana Singers are the vocal soloists in this performance of Beethoven's masterpiece in miniature, featuring piano soloist John Goodwin and a chamber orchestra and chorus directed by Bill Chin. 

The Oriana Singers are supported in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

DEC 14

DEC 15

OAK PARK , I L

Sing We Joyous!

Fourteenth Annual Holiday Concert

 

First United Church (848 Lake St) | 7:30 pm

The Oriana Singers, City Voices, Pro Musica Youth Chorus and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra bring you this year's edition of beautiful music, heartfelt audience carols, and inventive zaniness all wrapped up in a holiday package for the whole family. The theme this year is stars, so be ready for everything from traditional choruses by Mendelssohn and contemporary classics by Lauridsen, to songs from Home Alone and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Plus, as always, a surprise arrangement of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

 

The Oriana Singers are supported in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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FEB 1 & 2

CHICAGO , I L

Northern Light


February 1: St Josaphat Parish

2311 N Southport, Chicago | 8:00 pm

February 2: First United Church of Oak Park

848 Lake St, Oak Park | 4:00 pm

The Oriana Singers and City Voices sing “Northern Light,” a concert of choral music by composers from the Baltic countries. The music ranges from accessible and inventive pieces by Latvia’s Eriks Esenvalds (Only in Sleep; Long Road) to the majestic O Crux of Norway’s Knut Nystedt. There is also music by classical superstar Arvo Pärt (Magnificat) and his fellow Estonian, Urmas Sisask.

The Oriana Singers are supported in part by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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Hear The Oriana Singers perform live on WFMT Monday, Jan. 27th, 8pm.

https://www.wfmt.com/2021/02/08/orianna-singers-rebroadcast/

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