Kalamazoo College Singers
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is pleased to present The Kalamazoo College Singers on May 7th at 2 pm, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Chris Ludwa. The concert will be held at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted to help defray the cost of the ensemble’s tour expenses.
The ensemble is made up of 30 singers whose majors range from music to physical science and from political science to psychology. An academic class, the College Singers seeks to foster the love for a wide range of music, awareness of social justice, and a deeper appreciation for the power of communal singing. The ensemble has performed for juvenile justice centers, prisons, hospitals, and senior living communities in addition to performances on campus in traditional theatrical venues.
The program will present songs from a variety of sources and styles from the Renaissance to Stevie Wonder, including music inspired by ancient poets such as Rumi and modern composers. The music is designed to uplift, inspire and mend the hearts and minds that have remain isolated even after the lockdown of 2020 and 2021 subsided. Some pieces include piano while others are a cappella, and audiences will also enjoy music by smaller ensembles as well as soloists. Singers come from as far away as Jamaica and as close as Traverse City, reflecting the College’s diverse population and vibrant study abroad emphasis.
Kalamazoo College, founded in 1833, is a nationally recognized residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Kalamazoo, Mich. The creator of the K-Plan, Kalamazoo College provides an individualized education that integrates rigorous academics with life-changing experiential learning opportunities. For more information, visit www.kzoo.edu.
The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee, now in its 29th season, was created by Roger Bingaman, Director of Music at Irving Park Lutheran Church. The intent of the series is to bring high quality, professional music to the northwest side of Chicago, free of charge. The series is a program of Carlson Community Services, a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to connect the Irving Park community with programs that enrich lives through education, culture and service. For more information, contact Roger Bingaman at 773.267.1666.