The music we listen to has the power to shape our lives, our choices, and our very identities. We all have songs that mark specific moments in our lives, songs that take us immediately back into our past, no matter when we hear them or how much time has passed. La Caccina calls these "Lifeline Songs," and we've gathered some of the ones that mean the most to our audiences and created fresh arrangements that honor your stories and your experiences. From the very earliest memories of dancing on the feet of your father, to the last time you say goodbye to a beloved relative, and everything in between, Lifeline tracks the songs that have shaped your life and made you who you are today. Join us for an evening of stories both spoken and sung.
La Caccina is professional women’s vocal ensemble based in Chicago, founded in 2011 by three friends who shared a passion for choral music. La Caccina finds its namesake in Francesca Caccini, a prolific Baroque composer known for her virtuosic musicality and beautiful singing voice. Following in Caccini’s footsteps, the women of La Caccina bring a wide range of expertise to the ensemble, enabling them to easily adapt to a wide range of musical styles – from Renaissance madrigals to South African folk songs, and from contemporary pop songs to classical masterworks such as Vivaldi’s Gloria in D and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Over the past five seasons, La Caccina has collaborated with ensembles including Pavo String Quartet, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and bluegrass trio Glass Mountain, and has commissioned and premiered works by Katherine Pukinskis, Augusta Read Thomas, Matthew Harris, and Ed Frazier Davis, among others. No matter the music, La Caccina’s expressive, emotional singing highlights the versatility of the treble voice and brings musical excellence, integrity, and honesty to every performance.