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Grande Prairie Singers Opening Concert Sunday, Dec. 13

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Grande Prairie Singers in concert. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The 50-voice Grande Prairie Singers, directed by Jo Rodenburg, will ring in their 38th season of bringing song to the Southland with its annual “Winterlude” concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 13 in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Matteson.

This family friendly holiday show features a musical celebration of the season with songs ranging from fifteenth century English carols and a seldom performed Cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach to a modern standard (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas) as well as a different take on “The Night Before Christmas.”

The Grande Prairie Singers are a dedicated group of songsters from the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana, encompassing a 90-mile area from Shorewood, Illinois to La Porte, Indiana, who live up to their mission of sharing their passion for singing. Artistic Director Jo Rodenburg, has gained fame on both the opera stage and the concert hall. Adding to the musical festivities will be the delightful and talented Grande Prairie Children’s Choir directed by Oksana Rodak.

“Winterlude” is the first of three yearly concerts by the Singers. On Saturday, March 13, 2016, “Vive la France,” a salute to French culture and music will be presented at Flossmoor Community Church. The final concert, on May 15, 2016, will be an informal “Grande Prairie Cabaret” at Freedom hall in park Forest.

Season subscription tickets are $40. Single concert tickets are $15; $20 at the door or $10 for students with an ID.

Tickets may be ordered online at or by phone at (708) 481-8684.