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  • Tired of the Winter Weather?

    Now let's be honest. Most of us, with few exceptions, actually choose to live here in the Midwest. So I guess we're without excuse. But knowing that doesn't make this winter weather much easier to bear. Snow, ice, extreme cold. We've had it all these past several weeks. And I'm ready for spring! How about you?

    Let's go ahead and assume that spring will be here by the weekend of May 10 and 11. (I know. You can never be too certain in Chicago.) That's the weekend that the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale presents our spring concerts Celebrate! A Tapestry of American Music. Ah, think of it! We could be enjoying temperatures in the 60s by then . . . or maybe even warmer! Maybe we should just pause right now and think on that a few minutes.

    Now, let me ask you to do something. Why not go ahead and mark Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 on your calendar? I think you'll find it an afternoon or evening well spent, as the Chorale takes you on a musical tour of some wonderful music by American composers. Here's just a sampling:

    Shenandoah
    James Erb's classic setting of this beloved American folk song

    Ain'-a That Good News!
    A lively setting of a standard in the spiritual genre

    Long, Long Ago
    Dan Forrest's setting of this Fosteresque song

    Bound for the Promised Land
    This American folk hymn comes alive at the hands of arranger Mack Wilberg

    Route 66
    Take the famous road that stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles!

    And many more! We'll be enjoying the warmth before you know it! Take a minute now, mark your calendar, and stay tuned to this website for more information about tickets!

    Celebrate! A Tapestry of American Music
    Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m.
    College Church in Wheaton (corner of Washington and Seminary)