The Singers’ Ravinia performances are a success!
The Singers, led by Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, proudly accepted an invitation to perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterpiece Vespers (“All-Night Vigil,” op. 37) as part of the prestigious Ravinia Festival June 18 and 19, 2013. The Singers are only the third Minnesota organization to perform as part of the festival.
The concert on Tuesday, June 18, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park was a sellout, and Wednesday’s presentation at the Martin Theatre was for a larger audience and many hundreds more on the lawn listening as the concert was piped onto the grounds.
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. Events are hosted in an open-air pavilion that seats 3,400 plus lawn; the 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall; and the 850-seat Arts-and-Crafts-style Martin Theatre, the only building that survives from the park’s original 1904 construction.
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