Acappellago, a Westmont-based a cappella chamber choir, presents performances of “Escape to…Blue Skies” in Oak Brook and Batavia.
Featuring singers from across the western suburbs, the annual spring concerts are offered at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. The program will be repeated at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31), across from the Batavia Public Library.
The choir's music director is Dennis R. Smith, who has crafted a concert theme focused on weather. The program offers such selections as "The National Weather Forecast”; Bob Chilcott’s jazzy “Weather Report,” which may report “Foggy Dew” or “The Shower” by English composers Charles Viller Stanford and Edward Elgar, and “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor.
Single tickets for each concert cost $17, and $15 for students and seniors. They are available at www.acappellago.org or by mail: P.O. Box 749, Westmont, IL 60559. Tickets also may be ordered by calling 708-484-3797, Ext. 2.
Acappellago is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.