Old State Capitol to host Chicago Bar Association's chorus and
will feature Lincoln-era songs and spirituals
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[February 04, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- The sounds of Lincoln-era music
will fill the Old State Capitol on Feb. 16 as the Chicago Bar
Association Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present "Lincoln and His
America: A Musical Celebration."
The 7 p.m. concert will include American folk songs and spirituals
in arrangements by some of America's finest composers and will
feature musical works and narrative readings about Abraham Lincoln
and the Civil War era.
The chorus and orchestra are comprised mainly of attorneys,
judges and members of Chicago's legal community. Rebecca Patterson
conducts the chorus, while Michael Poulos leads the orchestra.
Now in its seventh season, the chorus has collaborated with the
orchestra on numerous classical masterpieces. In 2009, the chorus
and orchestra performed at Navy Pier in Chicago at the CBA's Lincoln
Bicentennial Celebration. Later that year, the chorus presented
"Lincoln and Liberty," a concert featuring popular music of the era.
Sponsors of the concert include FIRM Inc. and Zack Stamp Ltd.
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The suggested donation for concertgoers is $10 per person and $15
In addition to the evening concert, professional actor and chorus
member Kevin Bry will present a lecture-performance, "A Confluence
of Muses: Abraham Lincoln's Life as Shakespearean Drama," at 2:30
p.m. at the Old State Capitol. Admission is free, and the public is
invited to attend.
Old State Capitol,
administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, was
Illinois' fifth capitol building and the first in Springfield. It
was the site of many important moments in Abraham Lincoln's life.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]