Get On Your Feet – May 20 and 21

Get On Your Feet: Music of Love, Peace and Action!
The Community Renewal Chorus’s 47th annual benefit concert, taking place on May 20 and 21.
Brian Bloye, Director

Blending classic motets, rousing spirituals, and contemporary favorites, The Community Renewal Chorus (CRC) weaves a musical narrative of the diversity that makes our nation great with Get on Your Feet: Songs of Peace, Love, and Action.

Concerts are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church (405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL) and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Church (1429 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL).

Join Director Brian Bloye and the CRC in their mission “to promote and celebrate diversity, equality, peace and justice through music.” Revisit texts from Thomas Jefferson, revel in the mysticism of Ola Gjello, and sing songs from the Civil Rights Movement. Experience the eternal hopefulness of the American spirit through the music of Moses Hogan, Burt Bacharach, and the Miami Sound Machine. Let the music embolden you to love your neighbor as yourself and inspire you to get on your feet and take action!

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REHEARSALS HELD AT

First Immanuel Lutheran Church
1124 S. Ashland Chicago IL
Tuesday evenings September – May

Brian Bloye, Director

 
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47 years of harmony through diversity while celebrating the music of different cultures, promoting understanding, forming community, and urging a more compassionate urban society.

 

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47th Annual Spring Benefit Concert
Get On Your Feet!
May 20 & 21, 2017


Brian Bloye, Interim Director

BrianBloyeBrian Bloye is a pianist, organist, choral conductor, tenor, and composer.  As a pianist, he is an active accompanist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Recent performances as a soloist include concertos by Hans Krasa, J.C. Bach, and Mozart with the Chicago Arts Orchestra. He has accompanied Chicago Choral Artists and the William Ferris Chorale in concert, being recognized by the Chicago Tribune for his accompaniment of the Chorale. As an organist, he has performed recitals in France, Germany, and throughout Chicagoland.

During his tenure as the music director at St. Alphonsus church, he has developed a choral program with a reputation for liturgical excellence, particularly in polyphonic music of the Renaissance. As a composer, he has set all of the psalms in the lectionary cycle in a variety of styles, and has composed a Mass that is currently in use at the parish. His arrangement of Amazing Grace can be heard on tenor Branden James’s CD The Voice of Christmas, which was released this past December. He was the session pianist, organist, and choral conductor for that CD as well. Excerpts from the disc were recently played on WFMT.

As a tenor, he has sung with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Bella Voce, and Richard Proulx’s Cathedral Singers. Brian graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan’s School of Music and received the master of music degree cum laude from DePaul University.