COURTESY OF ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH

Forest Park, IL – January 12, 2015 –  St. John Choristers, Forest Park, conducted by director Paul Lindblad  will present An Epiphany Music Feast (Madrigal Dinner) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4:00pm, at St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL.  Tickets are $25.00.  Tickets by Reservation Only. To order tickets, or for more information call 847.420.9200 or email info@PLChoristers.org

King Henry VIII requests your presence January 25, 2015 at 4:00pm. “Come celebrate the great season of Epiphany, where eyes of faith see the wondrous manifestations of God.”

Our opening concert chronicles the healing light of the Eastern Star with motets and hymns in festive settings for choir, instruments and congregation. Our musical journey through Epiphany continues with Jesus’ baptism, changing of the water into wine, and ends with the Transfiguration of Christ. Music will be provided by St. John Choristers, Adult Choir, Handbell Choir, Guest Choirs, Singers, and Instrumentalists.

A six course banquet in the castle of King Henry VIII follows the concert, where we will recreate a medieval feast. Each dish is announced with choral and instrumental fanfares and pageantry. As in Medieval times, the various dishes are seasoned with fruit and other delicious flavors.

Due to limited seating and the popularity of this event, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets now. Seats are assigned on a first come – first serve basis, in the order that the tickets are sold. You will want to purchase early to get a good seat. Tickets will be $25 and are by reservation only. We encourage you not to miss this opportunity.

About St. John Choristers: Based in Forest Park, St. John Choristers is an outreach ministry of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, and is open to all students entering 3rd-8th grade regardless of school or religious affiliation.  The choir performs monthly in worship services at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, and promotes musical literacy and performs quality repertoire with a high level of artistry

About Paul Lindblad: Paul Lindblad received his undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Church Music from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. Mr. Lindblad earned a Kodály Certificate from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has studied with Paul Christiansen, world famous choral conductor; and Katinka Daniel, International Kodály music education specialist. Mr. Lindblad has done extensive studies in organ performance, vocal technique, and conducting under the mentorships of Victor Hildner and Douglas Neslund. Mr. Lindblad currently conducts the Oak Park Concert Chorale and St. John Choristers (formerly Paul Lindblad Choristers). He is the Director of Liturgics at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park, the music teacher at Walther Christian Academy in Melrose Park, and is the former Choirmaster at St. Gregory Episcopal Boychoir School in Chicago.