Oak Park Concert Chorale Announces Auditions for its 2011-2012 Concert Season

June 26th, 2011

The Oak Park Concert Chorale is holding auditions for its 2011-2012 season. This season, our 31th, will feature performances of compositions ranging from the renaissance to the 21st century as well as works commissioned by the Chorale. We are seeking singers for all voice parts (Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses).

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10:00 pm in Oak Park. For more information or to schedule an audition please call 847-420-9200, email info@oakparkconcertchorale.org or visit our website www.oakparkconcertchorale.org.

About Oak Park Concert Chorale

One of the Midwest’s leading choral ensembles featuring both a cappella and accompanied performances. The Chorale is comprised of a diverse group of individuals that embrace their differences of age, ethnicity, and culture. Our members come from as away as Hungary, Brazil and Nigeria. Led by Director Paul Lindblad, the chorale consists of approximately 30 singers who offer highly artistic performances of varied and exciting choral music. The Chorale is a recent recipient of the Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest Best in Class award from the Oak Park Area Arts Council.

About Paul Lindblad

Paul Lindblad received his undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Church Music from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. Mr. Lindblad earned a Kodály Certificate from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has studied with Paul Christiansen, world famous choral conductor; and Katinka Daniel, International Kodály music education specialist. Mr. Lindblad has completed extensive studies in organ performance, vocal technique, and conducting under the mentorships of Victor Hildner and Douglas Neslund. In addition to conducting OPCC, Mr. Lindblad is the Director of Liturgics at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Music Teacher at Walther Lutheran Academy in Forest Park, and is the former Choirmaster at St. Gregory Episcopal Boychoir School in Chicago and directed the Paul Lindblad Choristers for 21 years.   

The Oak Park Concert Chorale, a 501 (C) 3 not for profit organization, is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Villages of Oak Park, Forest Park and River Forest, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.