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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 can't wait to see you there.

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DEC
11

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.)

DEC
11

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
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

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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DEC 15

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