CHICAGO - The Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire are excited to announce their upcoming 2023 spring concert, Our Common Thread: Songs of Love, Loss and Life, under the direction of Dr. Eric Esparza, Interim Conductor.
Our Common Thread is a musical experience featuring songs composed by Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mozart, Brandi Carlisle and so many others. Through this exploration of songs, we are reminded of those we love, those we've lost, life itself, and how our community has been sewn together as if we were a quilt. Not one stitch or piece of fabric is the same, but our individuality and our drive to impact our community through music brings us together, and will live on for years to come.
During this concert, both choruses will also be presenting a commemorative quilt honoring and celebrating the lives of singers who have passed away.
Title: Our Common Thread: Songs of Love, Loss, and Life
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket Pricing: $30 - $40, additional fees may apply
Performance Space: Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall, 2330 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614
Box Office: Holtschneider Performance Center Box Office
Box Office Phone: 773.325.5200
Box Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM 3PM
Covid-19 Health & Safety Information: While masks are no longer required inside the Holtschneider Performance Center, DePaul University is a mask-friendly campus and recommends wearing a mask when inside. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required to attend events. For up-to-date details, please visit this page.
For more details about upcoming events and performances by the Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire, visit us at windycitysings.org .
ABOUT WINDY CITY GAY CHORUS AND WINDY CITY TREBLE QUIRE:
Incorporated in 1983, the Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire are the two choruses that operate under the Windy City Performing Arts non-profit umbrella and sing to inspire change, celebrate diversity and honor the dignity of the LGBTQ+ community.
Both choruses comprise four sections, which includes tenors (1 and 2), baritones and basses for the Gay Chorus; and, sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, and altos (1 and 2) for the Treble Quire.
The separateness of the choruses and their ability to work together coupled with a high degree of technical ability creates an agility that is rare among the LGBTQ+ choral movement.
Each ensemble performs a variety of musical styles from classical to pop with a clear focus on musical excellence regardless of the style of music. The choruses have a long history of performing major choral works including commissioned pieces.
In September 2003, the ensembles made history by becoming the first choruses in a LGBTQ+ organization to sing the National Anthem at an Illinois professional sporting event, at the
Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire have a rich and rewarding history that has continued to find our singers performing in a number of enriching venues, including the Steppenwolf and Redmoon Theatre companies, at the opening ceremonies of the modern wing of the Art Institute, and at Carnegie Hall as part of the Susan Komen Sing for the Cure project. Members of our choruses have most recently shared the stage with Hugh Jackman as part of his concert in Chicago, performed at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Marin Alsop, and appeared in January at a Chicago Bulls game to sing the U.S. National Anthem.
Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire are members of GALA Choruses.