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Wind Symphony and Kapelle to perform fall home concerts


The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. The Kapelle will perform their home choral concert on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., following a tour of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The free concerts will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.

The Wind Symphony will perform “Fortress of the Rose” by Reber Clark, “Armenian Dances” by Alfred Reed, “Give Us This Day (Short Symphony)” by David Maslanka, “Nobles of the Mystic Shrine” by John Philip Sousa, “Sanctus” and “Meridian” by Ola Gjeilo, and “Galop” by Dmitri Kabalevsky, among other pieces.

The Wind Symphony maintains an active concert schedule, having performed in schools, churches and concert halls in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe, China and South Africa. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Richard R. Fischer, distinguished professor of music and the Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair in Music Performance. Fischer has been director of bands at Concordia University Chicago since 1974.

The following evening, the Kapelle will present their program, “Songs and Praises.” Songs to be performed will include “O Gracious Light” by Howard Helvey, “With a Voice of Singing” by Martin Shaw, “Day of Arising” by Carl Schalk, “Vidi Dominum Sedentem” by Antonio Juanas and “Sing Me to Heaven” Daniel Gawthrop.

Conducted by Dr. Charles P. Brown, professor of music and director of choral activities since 2000, the Kapelle has reached audiences in Argentina, the Baltic nations, Canada, Chile, France, Poland and Russia, in addition to extensive touring throughout the United States. The Kapelle will be touring England and Scotland in May 2019. They were recently selected to perform a headline concert at the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association fall convention.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.

For more information, visit or call 708-209-3060.