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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Whiskey Advocate Buying Guide

Many of you know of my fondness for single malts....but actually I find most whiskies quite intriguing. I am always amazed how grain, water and wood can result in a wide range of aromas, flavors and surprises of the palette! If you are like me, you will like Whisky Advocate's Buying Guide. Plenty of reviews....so many whiskies...so little time! DM

http://whiskyadvocate.com/buying-guide/



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Apollo Chorus Choral Classics Concert: Britten's Simple Symphony, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, and Schubert's Mass in A-flat



Be there! This Saturday at Rockefeller Chapel University of Chicago, The Apollo Chorus has a great program. Come at 6:45PM to hear           Dr. Stephen Alltop​ tell us all about the music and the composers with his incredible wit, charm and informative manner.

Teachers get in for free! (Bring your ID for admission)

Choral Classics Concert: Britten's Simple Symphony, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, and Schubert's Mass in A-flat

In collaboration with the Renovo String Orchestra.

The Apollo Chorus is known for its diverse repertoire of classic choral works. Each year we strive to expand the classical experience of our audiences and this year is no exception. Our Choral Classics concert will take you from 19th century Vienna with Schubert’s dynamic Mass in A-flat, one of his most profound compositions, to 20th century England and America with Britten’s Simple Symphony and Lauridsen’s soaring Lux Aeterna. To hear Lauridsen's sublime "O nata lux" movement and Schubert's most powerful mass setting in the majestic space of Rockefeller Chapel is an experience you will never forget.

Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 pm
University of Chicago - Rockefeller Chapel
5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago (Hyde Park)
Free pre-concert talk (20-30 minutes) by Music Director Stephen Alltop at 6:45 pm

Approximate duration of concert: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including brief intermission

Tickets can be purchased here. http://apollochorus.org/index.cfm?pid=2&pageTitle=Season-Tickets