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Acappellago to perform Christmas concert in Batavia

Acappellago will celebrate the official reopening of its in-person concerts and its 20th anniversary season with December performances of “Escape to … An Old-Fashioned Christmas.”

It will feature seasonal settings, classic favorites, and two world premiere performances of new works created by ensemble members.

“We also will perform a gorgeous piece by one of our favorite current composers, Dale Trumbore,” a news release stated.

Enjoy music that reminds us of a simpler Christmastime, a time of handmade Christmas gifts and candles on the Christmas tree. Hear songs that remind us of togetherness and simple gatherings with friends and relatives. Acappellago will transport you to a time of joy and celebration, where you can recall your own cherished memories, the release stated.

A leading volunteer a cappella chorus in the region, the ensemble is known for eclectic programming that spans classical music, jazz, pop and gospel. Founded by Dennis and Patricia Smith, it is now under the direction of a new music director, Victoria Linich. She is familiar to many in the audience as an alto with the ensemble since 2007, a frequent soloist at its concerts, and the composer or arranger of many of the group’s favorite numbers. Bringing her extensive experience as a professional soloist and choral singer, she also serves as music director at Congregational Church of Batavia.

The first performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the historic Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. The second will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave., across from the Batavia Public Library.

Tickets cost $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. For information, call 224-293-2397 or visit acappellago.org.

Tickets: $17 Adult, $15 Student/Senior


Saturday 12/4/2021 @ 7:30 PM

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Sunday 12/5/2021 @ 4:00 PM

Congregational Church of Batavia

21 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510