For a second time, the Elmhurst College Concert Choir will sing with renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli, joining him on Friday, June 10, for a one-night performance at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
The Concert Choir, an auditioned group of 60 students from a variety of majors that sings traditional and contemporary choral music, last performed with Bocelli in December of 2014 as part of his world tour.
Susan Moninger, director of student choral activities at Elmhurst, attributed the choir’s invitation to perform again with Bocelli to their strong performance the last time, and to the fact that they always are highly prepared and professional.
“They also are very talented and sound great!” she added. “We all adore Andrea and appreciate his world-class talent. This is an honor, and we are grateful for the opportunity.”
The biggest-selling solo classical artist of all time, Andrea Bocelli has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes and the royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has sold more than 80 million albums around the world, and this past April, Bocelli received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
The June 10 concert with Bocelli is the latest in a number of high-profile performances for the Concert Choir. Last summer they sang The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, conducted by Bobby McFerrin, at Ravinia Festival. Last fall they performed Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses, at the Auditorium Theatre; and this past spring they made their debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
For more information about Bocelli’s concert on June 10 at Allstate Arena, visit the Allstate Arena’s website.