The very popular Lira Singers female ensemble will participate in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of St. John Brebeuf Parish by performing a concert of Polish sacred, classical and folk music on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8pm at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 North Harlem in Niles, Illinois. The concert, which is sponsored in part by The Niles Bugle, is part of a cycle of concerts to celebrate the 60th anniversary.
The Lira Singers are part of the Lira Ensemble, which specializes in Polish music, song and dance. Its mission is to the bring the best of Polish culture into American life. Lira is artist-in-residence at Loyola University Chicago.
The concert will be conducted by Marek Rachelski, former conductor of Lira, who is music director of St. John Brebeuf Parish. It will be narrated in English by Lucyna Migala of WCEV Radio/1450am, who is Lira’s artistic director and general manager.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (under 15) for the event which is open to the entire community. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 847-966-8145.
Other upcoming celebratory concerts include a Lenten presentation of both John Rutter and Gabriel Faure’s Requiems by the Niles Metropolitan Chorus & Musica Lumina on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. and the Land of Lakes Choirboys on Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 847-966-8145 or visit