Downers Grove Choral Society continues its 61st concert season with 'Poetic Portraits' March 8

  • Downers Grove Choral Society, led by artistic director John Patrick Rakes, will feature "Poetic Portraits" at the March 8 concert.

    Downers Grove Choral Society, led by artistic director John Patrick Rakes, will feature "Poetic Portraits" at the March 8 concert. Courtesy of D. Safford

 
Submitted by EA Patterson
Updated 2/14/2020 6:42 PM

The Downers Grove Choral Society, with artistic director John Patrick Rakes, continues its 61st concert season on Sunday, March 8.

"Poetic Portraits" will feature English composer John Rutter's "The Sprig of Thyme" and American composer Morten Lauridsen's "Mid-Winter Songs."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Alleluia" by American composer Randall Thompson and "The Awakening" by American composer Joseph M. Martin will complete the program.

There will be a pre-concert discussion at 3:15 p.m., followed by the 4 p.m. concert.

The "Poetic Portraits" concert will be presented at First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove.

The Downers Grove Choral Society, anchored in Downers Grove, draws its members from around the Chicago area. The membership extends well beyond Downers Grove, including such communities as Western Springs, Elgin, Woodridge, Lemont, Wheaton, Geneva, Naperville, Prospect Heights, Lombard, Aurora, Villa Park and Willowbrook, to name just a few.

Concert tickets in advance are $20, $15 for seniors or $10 for students. At the door, tickets are $22, $17 for seniors, or $12 for students.

Tickets are available from Downers Grove Choral Society members, from the website dgcs.org, by telephone at (630) 515-0030 or at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove.

For information, visit dgcs.org, email info@dgcs.org or call (630) 515-0030 for more information.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. The Downers Grove Choral Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, is partially supported by the DuPage Community Foundation as well as patrons and members.

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