Aestas Consort Debuts New Choral Works in Chicago

Leading Choral Ensemble to Perform Two New Pieces and Cover Old Masters in Second Annual Summer Concert Season
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CHICAGO - July 28, 2014 - PRLog -- CHICAGO – July 28, 2014 – Aestas Consort, Chicago’s leading sacred choral ensemble, will première musical works by internationally recognized contemporary composers Gabriel Jackson and Alexandre Benéteau for Chicago audiences at the group’s summer concerts on August 2 and 3. The ensemble will also perform beloved classics by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Distler and others at the opening of their second concert season.

"Our passionate group of professional musicians is excited to present this spirited new program for Chicago audiences this season," said Maurice Boyer, artistic director of Aestas Consort. "Especially with the level of violence in our city, the debut of Gabriel Jackson's 'Prayer for Peace' will deliver an important message that Aestas Consort and the entire Chicago musical community offer inspiration and hope to be part of the solution to these ills."


Evening choral concerts featuring the Chicago and American debut of works by leading contemporary composers and well known scores by famous classical composers


Saturday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

Ascension Church

808 S. East Ave, Oak Park

Sunday August 3, 7:30 p.m.

St Luke Lutheran Church

1500 W. Belmont



The artistic director and choral ensemble members will be available to comment on the new pieces debuting in Chicago and to provide more information about the group and its work.

Guests and patrons will be available to share their reactions to the performances.

Images, b-roll and audio recordings are available.


$16 in Advance / $20 at the Door – Email: for tickets
$10 Seniors and Students

Complimentary media passes available for those interested in covering the event

About Aestas Consort

Aestas Consort enhances the tradition of exceptional choral music in Chicago. This chamber ensemble features passionate, talented, and accomplished singers from the leading professional choirs in Chicago, united through their mutual respect for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The consort also incorporates various composers through all musical periods inspired by this great master. This, in turn, creates a mixture of old and new, a unique fusion of music from the Baroque through Contemporary. Aestas Consort also strives to share its music with a diverse audience, and performs in a variety of beautiful sacred spaces across the Chicago metropolitan area. Aestas Consort hopes you will join them on their musical journey through beautiful choral music, old and new.

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