2011 Season

American Choral Works

When & Where

Tue Jun 28 2011 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo


Abbie Betinis: Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures
Lee Kesselman: Buzzings: Three pieces for Mixed Chorus   
Eric Whitacre: When David Heard                  
Stacey Garrop: Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy      
Gian Carlo Menotti: Regina Caeli                       
David Del Tredici: Acrostic Song from Final Alice   
Ned Rorem: Seven Motets for the Church Year
Paul Crabtree: Five Romantic Miniatures from The Simpsons: Abe, Lisa, Homer, Marge & Homer  
Eric Whitacre: Sleep


The Grant Park Chorus and Director Christopher Bell (celebrating his 10th season with the Festival) take a tour of eclectic new American works for chorus. This program is being recorded for what will become the chorus' first-ever a cappella CD.


Christopher Bell

Chorus Director