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Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra selects new venue for next season

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) had agreed to play its 2017-18 concert season at Trinity Christian College’s Ozinga Chapel Auditorium in Palos Heights.

The 1,165-seat space will give the orchestra permanency for the season.  The space has theater-style season and has both a concert grand piano and a 46-rank pipe organ.

Information on the 2017-18 concert season at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. Chicago Drive, will be available in March.

The orchestra lost its last venue when School District 210 closed Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort. IPO has been splitting its season between Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts and Lincoln-Way West, Central and East High Schools.

“Our board of directors has spent countless hours researching venue options in the Chicago Southland,” said IPO President Timothy Coburn. “Our goal was to find a single venue that would meet all of our organization’s needs – from the musicians to the patrons to our financial stability. Trinity Christian College early on demonstrated a desire to work with us and has extended a warm welcome to their campus.”

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