I'm busily finishing up a project for work, so I haven't had time to blog the last couple days. But I'm in for a busy weekend; my choir has two concerts, one tonight and another Sunday.
The concert will feature works and performance by composer Jeff Beal, who has composed music for many shows and movies. In fact, I'm working from home today and have one of the shows he's composed (and won an Emmy) for, House of Cards, on in the background. His wife, soprano Joan (whose voice is often featured on House of Cards) will also be performing with us.
The music we'll be singing tonight and Sunday is quite different from the music you hear on House of Cards, but you can really see his jazz background in some of the music, with extra crunchy chords and jazz-style improvisation.
Tickets are still available! If you're in the Chicagoland area, you can catch us tonight at the beautiful Fourth Presbyterian (across from the Hancock building) or Sunday at Alice Millar Chapel on Northwestern University's campus.