See The OPCC in Performance
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Gaudete, a joint concert on Dec 16, 2018, by Oak Park Concert Chorale and St. John Lutheran Church Choirs, Forest Park IL. This concert is a recreation of the Medieval Celebration of Gaudete, which officially was the beginning of Christmas celebration at the time. Included is original Medieval and Renaissance Carols, and modern settings of the historical texts. The original Gaudete Festival consisted of Tableaux (living statues depicting Christmas stories), Processions with banners, Carols played and sung with circle dancing. This program is the first time this recreation has EVER been attempted in our time, so it represents a musical landmark!