THE SINGERS RETURN TO THE RAVINIA FESTIVAL
The Singers Return to the Ravinia Festival, Summer 2014
The Singers, led by Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, have proudly accepted an invitation to return to the prestigious Ravinia Festival June 18 and 19, 2014. Culloton led The Singers at their Ravinia Festival debut last summer, leading two acclaimed performances of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. This summer, The Singers will present Poulenc’s Mass in G Major, as well as masterworks by John Tavener, Morten Lauridsen, and Herbert Howells. According to the Ravinia organization, The Singers are only the second Minnesota music organization to appear multiple times at the festival, along with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The Singers’ performances are Wednesday, June 18 at Highland Park Trinity Episcopal Church and Thursday, June 19. Both concerts begin at 8 PM and are presented as official events of the 2014 Ravinia Festival at Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park, IL. Other noted performers at this summer’s festival include pianist Garrick Ohlson, Chanticleer, the Juilliard String Quartet, and violinists Itzhak Perlman, Midori, and Joshua Bell.
Ravinia Festival is the oldest music festival in North America, located in Highland Park, IL, 23 miles north of Chicago. The festival is lauded for presenting world-class music in an inviting, natural, outdoor environment. Ravinia attracts over 600,000 listeners to some 120 to 150 events that span all genres including the summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, classical, chamber music, jazz, rock, world, R&B, music theater, dance and kids programming every summer from June to September.
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