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Wicker Park Choral Singers – 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
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WICKER PARK CHORAL SINGERS
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Noon – 1pm

LOCATION: West Side Field House
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

No Admission Charge

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Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present Wicker Park Choral Singers in a concert of acapella works. The ensemble has performed yearly in the park since 2008. The choral ensemble is based in Wicker Park and performs extensively throughout the city.

Come early and take a tour of the park gardens or shop at the WPB Farmer’s Market.

Bring a picnic lunch and Enjoy!

MORE About Wicker Park Choral Singers

 

Wicker Park Choral Singers Mission is to Build Community Through Choral Music

“Choral music is a perfect example that something can equal more than the sum of its parts. By working together, we can do amazing things. In a time of divided ideologies, global uncertainty, and in a place like Chicago where entire neighborhoods can be overcome by violence and hopelessness, what better antidote than choral music to bring people together and make them a bit happier?”

– Mark Tomasino, Founder & Artistic Director

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & Founder – MARK TOMASINO

In 2008, two years after receiving his Bachelors of Music Composition from Illinois Wesleyan University, Mark Tomasino founded the Wicker Park Choral Singers in search of a post-collegiate choral community. Since that day, he has programmed and directed over fifty performances throughout the Chicagoland area, taking the stage in famed local venues such as Preston Bradley Hall, Symphony Center, 4th Presbyterian Church, and Millennium Park. With WPCS, he has made multiple television and radio appearances, including WGN Morning News, WFMT 98.7 FM, Good Day Chicago, and the final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. A fierce advocate for new music, Tomasino has conducted several world premieres and continues to seek out new works and collaborations to further the choral art.

In addition to Illinois Wesleyan University, Tomasino has studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands and completed courses from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  His conducting mentors and inspirations include J. Scott Ferguson, Laura Lane, James Jordan, and Donald Nally.

Outside of music, Tomasino works as a Solutions Architect for CareerBuilder and enjoys spending time traveling outdoors with his wife and two rescue dogs.

GENERAL MANAGER – STEPHANIE MALMQUIST

Stephanie has been involved in the Chicago arts community since she moved to the city in 2003 to study at DePaul University. For the last several years she has helped various performing arts groups advance their PR and marketing efforts including Chicago’s premier early music ensemble The Newberry Consort. As a choral music enthusiast and life-long choral singer, she is proud to be one of the founding members of Wicker Park Choral Singers. During the rest of her time she is helping people sell and buy their next homes as a Realtor for @properties.

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR – ANNIE LYONSWRIGHT

Annie received her bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison which kick-started her career in the arts. Since moving to Chicago in 2016, she has performed with The Chicago Opera Theater, and has sung in The Apollo Chorus and Wicker Park Choral Singers. Annie has been a contributor to the artistic non-profit world for four years and currently serves as the Associate Director of Individual Giving for The Joffrey Ballet. She is a passionate arts leader, focused on collaborating with a diverse range of partners to ensure the promotion of exceptional artistry and art education. In her spare time, Annie enjoys running half-marathons, setting her friends up on dates, and goofing around with her husband.

Details

Date:
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.WickerPark.org

Organizer

Wicker Park Advisory Council
Email:
info@wickerpark.org
Website:
http://wickerpark.org/

Venue

Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
312-742-7553

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: Open 9am – 5pm Jun-Oct
Sun: Closed Nov-Jun

Park Supervisor
Claribel “Clare” Rodriguez