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05
Dec
12

Official opinions: WPCS- Chicago’s choir. Your choir. Our concert

Everyone knows that the holiday season would just not be the same without music. This Saturday, December 8 at 3 p.m. the Wicker Park Choral Singers deliver fun, high-quality choral music in their upcoming winter concert “It Takes a Village.” This performance will take place at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, and as always, the concert is free and open to the public.

As the Nigerian Igbo proverb says, “Ora na-azu nwa,” which translates to, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Join WPCS for international folk songs, modern compositions, and holiday arrangements all relating to the theme of community. Featured works include “The Promise of Living” (Copland); “Walk Together Children” (Hogan); Haitian “Twa Tanbou” (Guillaume), and Kenyan “Wana Baraka” (Kirchner).

Garfield Park's "Voices of the Season"

Garfield Park Conservatory’s “Voices of the Season”

“Five years ago, WPCS began as a community dedicated to the appreciation and performance of choral music,” said Mark Tomasino, president and artistic director of WPCS. “It took the dedication of each member in this community — this village — to grow WPCS into what it is today. The strength of the organization and the refinement of its artistic merit has never been more evident than in this season’s repertoire.”

Here are a couple of sneak peaks of Saturday’s holiday program, including the song serving as inspiration for its theme, “It Takes a Village” by Joan Szymko.

“Noel Ayisyen” (Haitian Noel)

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Caroling at the Garfield Park Conservatory

WPCS already kicked off its holiday festivities at Garfield Park Conservatory‘s “Voices of the Season” program this past Sunday.  In addition to their two live performances in December, WPCS has been invited to perform on Live from WFMT, the acclaimed weekly concert series produced and aired on 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s preeminent classical music station. Tune in to the FM station on Monday, December 10 at 8 p.m. to listen to this special recital.

Want to learn more about WPCS? Click here for an entertaining account of the group’s history.

04
Jan
12

Official Opinions: Stitely’s awesome autumn weddings

This autumn we played for some awesome weddings and we’re thrilled to show them off! Congratulations to these lovely couples and all of our 2011 wedding clients!  And cheers to all our 2012 clients- we’re looking forward to working with you!

Tina Wright & Ninos Khouchaba– August 12, 2011

The Patrick C. Haley Mansion was the perfect backdrop for Tina and Ninos’ fall wedding. The Stitely Orchestra flooded the dance floor as the couple and their guests danced the night away. Special thanks to everyone involved in organizing this fabulous wedding, including their photographer Gibby Libby from Once Upon a Time photography!

Dana Kan & Brian Ferguson– September 24, 2011

Thanks to wedding planning guru Hollie Smith (from Sweet Chic Events), Dana and Brian’s wedding at the Garfield Park Conservatory was a total hit! The Stephanie Roger’s Band set the mood while the greenhouse’s windows let in the gorgeous night sky. Many thanks to Stems Chicago, Phil Stefani Signature Events and Modern Image Studios for all of their hard work!

Alexis McQueen & Mike Pagliari– September 24, 2011

Alexis and Mike’s beautiful reception was held at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare. Yanni Design Studio did a great job with the festive decor; the the three-tiered wedding party table seemed to float amidst bright pink, orange and yellow flowers. Stitely’s Chicago Groove Collective kept the party going all night long while the groomsmen broke out of the crowd to perform some silly solo dances. Photography by Peter Coombs Photography




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