North Parkers Help Chicago Symphony Chorus Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Chicago Symphony Chorus 50th Anniversary Season

CHICAGO, IL (April 8, 2008) – The Chicago Symphony Chorus is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, Symphony Center has planned a season-long string of concerts that include performances of Berlioz's "Romeo and Juliet" this week and a golden anniversary concert on April 12, both to take place in Orchestra Hall. Numerous North Parkers are involved in these performances:

Margie Johnston, director of the women's chorus and adjunct faculty member at North Park, sings in the chorus and works as the chorus librarian; Nancy Wiebe Mazurowski C'92 sang with the chorus for two years; Charles Olson A'59 C'63, director of career planning services, has sung with the chorus for 21 years; Sharon Rich Peterson C'79, voice coach, has worked as a rehearsal accompanist for 15 years; Nancy Pifer C'84, has sung with the chorus for a number of years; Mark Plante C'94, campus desk coordinator, has sung with the chorus since 1995; Benjamin Rivera C'2006 has sung since 1997; and Terree Shofner-Emrich, professor of music, also has worked as a rehearsal accompanist for the past 18 years.

For more information on tickets for this year's program, please visit the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's web site. (AMOF)