new Guest Music Director Paul Nicholson
Chicago, IL - Chicago a cappellawill bring a perfect mix of holiday music to six Chicago area venues in Holidays a cappella.
acclaimed classical vocal ensemble is increasing its performance schedule for this beloved annual tradition, bringing the concert to three stunning Chicago churches and three suburban venues.
Guest Music Director Paul Nicholson
Highly-admired choral conductor, vocal coach, composer, accompanist and singer Paul Nicholson will prepare the ensemble for its performances of Holidays a cappella.
In 2010, Mr. Nicholson was appointed Director of Music for Saint Clement Parish in Lincoln Park.
He previously served on the faculty of DePaul University as Associate Conductor of the University Singers as well as principal accompanist.
Paul served on the staff of the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus and has been accompanist to the faculty of Roosevelt University, Lake Forest College, Concordia University, Columbia College, and the Chicago Studio for Professional Singing.
has conducted such prestigious groups as the William Ferris Chorale
, His Majesties Clerkes
, the Scholars
of Cambrai, and the Schola Cantorum of St Peter's in the Loop.
has sung with the Chicago Symphony and Grant Park choruses under Leonard Slatkin, James Levine, James Conlon, Sir George Solti and Robert Shaw.
vocal and instrumental compositions have been recorded on the Cedille, Imaginary Road, and Polygram labels, and he
has appeared both at the keyboard and as a singer on Live from Studio One on WFMT.
has appeared as guest keyboard artist with the Grant Park Symphony
and Chorus, the Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera Company
, Apollo Chorus, and Baroque Band.