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Concert of Polish Carols in Northwest Indiana

November 02, 2009 - 1:39 PST

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Contact: Lucyna Migala 773-508-7040


Concert of Polish Carols in Northwest Indiana

CHICAGO, IL (November 2, 2009) - The Lira Ensemble of Chicago - highly praised for its performances of Polish music - bring its concert of Polish carols - and some American ones too - in the beautiful, new St. John the Evangelist Church in St. John, Indiana on the first weekend of December.

"Polish Carols at St. John the Evangelist Church"
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 7:30pm
10701 Olcott Avenue in St. John, Indiana

The Lira Orchestra and the Lira Singers vocal ensemble will perform some of the most beloved and most popular Polish holiday music, including ancient and traditional carols, carols in jazz style, as well as a collection of carols arranged by Witold Lutoslawski, perhaps the most respected Polish composer of the 20th century. A few authentically American carols will complete the program.

The concert includes a guest appearance by saxophonist David Pituch who has performed across the US and Europe and appeared with major orchestras including the Boston Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Berlin Radio & TV Orchestra. He holds a doctorate from the Northwestern University School of Music and was awarded a Fulbright grant to study music in Poland, where he returned in the 1980's to serve as professor of saxophone at the Chopin Music Academy (now the Chopin University of Music) in Warsaw. Dr. Pituch is a long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Lira Ensemble.

The concert will be conducted by Lira's prize winning, new conductor, Ruth Lin, who performed as a debut conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. She serves as Assistant Conductor of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, and is an active guest conductor with the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University Philharmonia, and the Xiamen Philharmonic in Xiamen - a costal city in southeast China. Ms. Lin is currently completing her doctoral degree in orchestral conducting at Northwestern University.

The concert will be narrated in English by Lucyna Migala, who is artistic director and general manager of the Lira Ensemble. Ms. Migala will share some Polish holiday traditions and will offer a bit of the history and tradition behind the music performed.

The Lira company is artist-in-residence at Loyola University Chicago and is the nation's only professional performing arts company specializing in Polish music, song and dance. The mission of the ensemble is to bring the best of Polish culture into American life.

The St. John concert is co-sponsored by the Indiana Division of the Polish American Congress and by the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. It is funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alphawood Foundation and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation - both of Chicago.

Plentiful free parking is available adjacent to the church. All seats are reserved by section and pew. St. John Church will open at 7pm for the concert. Lira recordings will be available for purchase in the vestibule.

Tickets for the concert of Polish carols are very reasonably priced - $32 and $25 - and can be purchased by calling the Lira Ensemble at 1-800-547-5472.


The Lira Ensemble is a 501(c)3 federally recognized charity
and is the nation's only professional performing arts company specializing in Polish music, song and dance.
Lira is based at 6525 North Sheridan Road • #CH-LL • Chicago, Illinois 60626
773-508-7040 • Fax 773-508-7043 • www.liraensemble.com • lira@liraensemble.com


EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Colorful digital photos of Lira performers in folk costumes are available at these links:

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http://www.liraensemble.com/press/lira_costumes_krakow.jpg

http://www.liraensemble.com/press/lucyna_migala.jpg

http://www.liraensemble.com/press/lira_singers.jpg

Contact

The Lira Ensemble
http://www.liraensemble.com/lira.html
IL, 60626 US
Marisha Rosenski - Marketing & Sales Director,

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