"Will you be my sanctuary, my haven in the storm."  Will we be a refuge for one another until we can carry on?  A refuge that restores resilience, refuge as a prelude to action. 


Where do you find sanctuary,  refuge, haven, harbor, safe zone, oasis?  Music is all of that for C21 women's ensemble as we journey in search of soulful refuge that restores and sends us back to the troubled world, refreshed and ready to re-engage.


Our search takes us from prayers to dreams to finding the strength of your own voice in the summer's wind.  Not an escape but a coming home.  Safely home to our true selves.  To solace in the hand of a soulmate, to the supportive ground beneath a loved one's bare foot, to the cathedral of the natural world,  to the sanctuary of morning, wherever it lies, to the calm in our own self-assurance. Dying into love like a cloud dissolving in the sunlight. Finding ourselves in the other side of the grave itself because a refuge is not a prison.  Come join us on our search and find your own sanctuary-or at least imagine it from here.


Sunday, June 2, 2019, 4:00 PM

Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

Pre-Concert Event | 3:00 pm

Concert | 4:00 pm 


$35 VIP*

$25 General Admission

$15 Students and Seniors (free to children 12 and under)


*VIP Meet & Greet Package: Join Artistic Director, Martha Swisher as she leads a private in-depth discussion of the works that will be performed. Topics of discussion will include influences/inspirations, texts, and composers. The 30-minute discussion will start with a refreshing beverage and a sneak peek performance, followed by the concert where you’ll be seated in the best seats in the room. Following the concert, enjoy a reception where you can talk and congratulate the wonderful singers and musicians on a wonderful performance!"


21st Century Chorale  //  410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 839 // Chicago, IL 60605

21st Century Chorale is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.