Concerts

Concert Schedule
2023-2024 Season

2024 Spring Concert

Director Paul Lindblad is pleased to present our Spring 2024 concert titled Canticles for the Soul.

Oak Park Concert Chorale invites you to hear music to soothe and embrace your soul.  We will premiere O Taste and See by our conductor Paul Lindblad, and, from the archives of Carl Schalk, the first performance of a lovely Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.  Highlights of the program will be spirituals, canticles, and psalm settings by Norman Luboff, Richard Hillert, Larry Fleming, Ernst Pepping; and the stunning Three Prophecies from Isaiah by John Ness Beck. It is our pleasure to have Michael Costello as our organist for the concert. He will perform a wonderful Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach as well as Miriam’s Dance by Joel Martinson. We look forward to having you join us for this memorable concert.

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
St John Lutheran Church
305 Circle Ave
Forest Park, IL

Tickets will be available through Eventbrite starting Monday, March 18, at 12:00 noon.

All advance purchase ticket holders will need to check in at the Will Call Desk, as there are no physical tickets.

For questions or info: call 708-848-2130 or email info@oakparkconcertchorale.org.

Mark Your Calendar for our Christmas concert, Sunday, November 24, at 4:00 p.m. at St John Lutheran Church, Forest Park, IL.

2023 Christmas Concert

Director Paul Lindblad is pleased to present our Christmas 2023 concert titled Make We Joy Now in This Fest.

Oak Park Concert Chorale invites you to a cornucopia of unusual Christmas carols hailing from as far back as Medieval England.  O Nata Lux (Thomas Tallis) and Jazz Gloria (Natalie Sleeth) bookend the concert, which features the world premieres of Promised and Fulfilled by Harvey Hahn, and I Sing of a Maiden by our conductor Paul Lindblad.  The centerpiece is a wonderful cantata Make We Joy Now in This Fest by Carl Schalk, narrating the story of Christmas.  Rarely performed shape note hymns with haunting melodies and Slovak carols will be sung.  We look forward to you joining us as we merrily begin to celebrate the yuletide!

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
305 Circle Ave
Forest Park, IL

Tickets will be available through Eventbrite starting Monday, October 16, at 12:00 noon.

Oak Park Concert Chorale - Christmas Concert 2023

2022-2023 Season

Director Paul Lindblad is pleased to present our spring 2023 concert titled Premières-Passion and Spirituals.

Oak Park Concert Chorale proudly invites you to a unique trilogy of première performances:

– Three Chamber Spirituals – Kevin Allen
– Psalm 121 – Maurice Boyer
– The Passion According to Saint John – Paul Lindblad

The talented organist, Michael Costello, will be featured in this concert along with works by Johann Crüger, Guy de Lioncourt, Carl Schalk, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Do not miss hearing these beautiful selections!

Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.
St John Lutheran Church
305 Circle Ave
Forest Park, IL

Oak Park Concert Chorale Spring 2023 Concert

2022 Christmas Concerts

OPCC’s Christmas concerts return in 2022! We look forward to seeing you as we present carols and Magnificats spanning from the 13th to the 21st centuries. The talented organist, Andrew Schaeffer, will be featured in this concert, along with premiere performances of works by composers Harvey Hahn, Carl Schalk, and Paul Lindblad. Joyful sounds ranging from the mystical to the celebratory will create a delectable musical feast. Please do join us as we usher in this joyous season to share with family and friends!

We are so excited to be singing again after a 2-year hiatus due to Covid. Please celebrate with us as we embrace coming together, out of the shadows, to raise our voices in joy as we sing for you. Our program has a variety of song genres spanning between the 16th to 21st centuries. Some of the composers on the program include works from Kevin Allen, Johannes Brahms, Orlando di Lasso, Paul Lindblad, Easthope Martin, and Carl Schalk.

A Feast of Carols