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CPC Concert Series

The 2021-22 concert season has ended.

Check back for more information on the 2022-23 season.

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Past Concert Series

2021-22 Concert Series

Artemisia Vocal Trio

March 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

 The final concert of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature the female vocal trio, Artemisia, in an engaging, multi-media performance titled “She Was.”

 

She Was revives past and little-known stories of women, and celebrates the storytellers among us today who are keeping their legacies and influences alive. These stories are sung to life with a mix of folkloric vocal traditions, and arranged/composed music created by the group and five newly commissioned works by living female composers: Kyong Mee Choi, Hope Littwin, Rochelle Rice, Jess Godwin, and Jori Pilcher. To creatively accentuate the power of voice in multiple respects, we pair the group’s live music performance with elements of sound design using recorded interviews, archival footage, and devised writing.  They blend this with a theatrical and staged narrative, featuring animations from Anne Beal, in a visceral inquiry into our past, present, and future. Learn more at the Artemisia web site.

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February 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Robert Chen, Violinist, in concert with Matthew Hagle, Pianist

The CPC Concert Series Committee is pleased to invite you to join us for our second concert of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, February 6 at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature Robert Chen, Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Matthew Hagle, faculty member and Musicianship Program Director at the Music Institute of Chicago.

 

Robert Chen and Matthew Hagle will present sonatas for violin and piano by Claude Debussy and Serge Prokofiev. In addition, Mr. Chen will play solo sonatas for violin by J.S. Bach and Eugène Ysaÿe. 

Download concert program HERE

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November 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble

The CPC Concert Series Committee is pleased to invite you to join us for our first concert of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, November 14 at 3:00 pm, presenting The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble. The concert will feature five brass players on trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba and an organist playing CPC’s Martin Ott tracker organ. 

 

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble is known for its fun and entertaining performances that offer an unexpected array of musical offerings. From Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and J. S. Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue to Leonard Bernstein’s Suite from ‘West Side Story’ and many other beautiful and inspiring pieces, you won’t want to miss a note!

Concert Program

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2020-21 Concert Series

April 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Chicago Strings

featuring members of the 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

and Lyric Opera

playing the music of 

Schubert, Boccherini and Beethoven

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February 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Heart Strings

featuring Gail Gillispie, lutenist

Concert Program 

On Demand Concert Link

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November 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

The MBC Ensemble in Concert

featuring
Mike Brozick, trumpet • Betsy Waldon, organ and piano • Craig Felde, timpani

Works by Dvorak, Sibelius, J. S. Bach, and more.

Concert Program
 

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2019-2020 Season

 

October 20, 2019:  Oriana Singers

A premier Chicago a cappella chamber choir.  The Book of Love.  Featuring songs by Imogen Heap, folksongs from Britain and Finland, and Renaissance madrigals.

 

February 9, 2020:  Julian Chin Trio 

Piano, bass, drums.  Jazz on Broadway!  Fresh variations on Broadway musical numbers.

2019 Season  

 

February 24, 2019:  Kevin Chunko, organ concert 

Kevin was the CPC organist at the time. Sound Remembrances: Journeying from the Musical Past to Now

 

March 17, 2019:  Agape Ringers 

Chicago’s premier handbell ensemble. 

The CPC Concert Series relies on financial support from sponsors and free will offerings. Click here to make a donation to support the CPC Concert Series. Gifts of $25 or higher qualify as a sponsorship. Your gift will be acknowledged as a tax-deductible donation to Community Presbyterian Church.