The Grande Prairie Singers was founded in 1977 and is led by Artistic Director Jo Rodenburg. The more than 40 musicians from the South Suburbs and northwest Indiana, have drawn praise for their excellence. Their recent engagement with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra was lauded by the IPO’s guest conductor Francesco Milioto as “a strong, dedicated and exceptionally talented musical group.”
In addition to three scheduled concerts during the 2016-2017 season, the Grande Prairie Singers were among the featured performers at a sold-out concert with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in March.
“When we drew up our concert schedule for this season we did not know the world-famous Carnegie Deli in New York would close its doors at the end of last year,” said Grande Prairie Singers Administrator Jerry Shnay. “In a sense, we hope, as the restaurant fed its patrons with mountainous sandwiches for nearly 100 years, the Grande Prairie Singers will offer this concert of glorious music as food for the soul.”
Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students with an ID. Tickets may be ordered by phone at 708-481-8684 or by mail at Grande Prairie Choral Arts, 266 Somonauk, Park Forest, IL. 60466, or online at www.grandeprairiechoral.org.