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Who Needs Instruments, Anyway? Grant Park Chorus Brings A Capella Series To South Shore Cultural Center

The chorus will make a stop in South Shore for its "In the Parks" a capella series, celebrating works written by women — including a commissioned piece from award-winning composer Lori Laitman.

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SOUTH SHORE — The Grant Park Chorus’ “In the Parks” series will make a stop at the South Shore Cultural Center next week for an evening of a capella.

The July 22 performance at the Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., will highlight pieces written by women, including one entitled “Hands,” commissioned for the event from composer Lori Laitman.

It will be only the second time “Hands” is played for the public. The piece will premiere at the chorus’ July 18 show at the Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

Pieces by Pulitzer Prize winner (and Kanye West collaborator) Caroline Shaw, Scottish composer Thea Musgrave and others are also on the bill.

Seating for the free event is first-come, first-serve and will open 30 minutes before showtime. Grant Park Music Festival members can access reserved seating by showing their membership card to an usher upon arrival.

The 100-plus-member chorus forms the backbone of the Grant Park Music Festival, along with Grammy-nominated sister organization the Grant Park Orchestra. The 10-week summer festival features regular performances at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

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