Chicago Voices

About a half of year ago, my friend Jaime approached me about a project being produced by the Chicago Lyric Opera Company. It was called Chicago Voices, a celebration of Chicago Singers. Soon there were 3 photo exhibits mounted in Chicago, including a great amount of my pictures of Chicago artists.

 

Last night was the culmination of the project- a great concert at the Lyric Opera House.. It was a celebration of genius- (John Prine singing two of his finest songs- “Angel From Montgomery” and “Hello In There)”, proving once again that he is in the same league as John Lennon and Woody Guthrie.

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It was a celebration of the ridiculous- Renee Fleming (a self described opera diva) singing a country and western song with John Prine.

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It was a powerful moment of message music as Terrence Howard and Jessie Smollette of the hit television show Empire did an amazing version of Curtis Mayfield’s classic “People Get Ready.”

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All in all a great night of music for Chicago.

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