Frequently Asked Questions

What is the focus of OPCC?

We are a community chorus dedicated to a high level of musical artistry. We perform three to four concerts a year emphasizing music in the classical a cappella tradition by choral composers from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Many of the pieces that we perform are commissioned specifically for OPCC by local composers.

Who sings in OPCC?

We have singers from throughout the Chicago area, of all ages and in all voice parts – and are always seeking more! Some of us have extensive experience singing in choruses or musicals, but others have little or haven’t sung in years. Our director welcomes and works with all.

When do you rehearse?

We rehearse Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church at 305 Circle Ave. in Forest Park, IL. The church has a parking lot and on-street parking. From the Eisenhower Expressway take the Harlem Ave Exit and turn north, turn west on Madison St and north on Circle Ave. Public transportation is available at the Blue Line’s Forest Park and the Green Line’s Harlem Avenue stops, with transfers to buses or a significant walk. Seasons are divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring.

How do I find out if OPCC would be right for me?

Come to one of our concerts; talk to our director, Paul Lindblad; or contact us at and someone will get back to you.

How do I join OPCC?

Auditions are on going. Singers may join the Chorale at the beginning of any semester. Our director holds auditions at St. John Lutheran Church. You can sign up for an audition online. No preparation is necessary.