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RECENT APPEARANCES

PERFORMANCE
CHORAL THUNDER performed with Grammy award winning artist Richard Marx at a concert benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This event, which took place on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at The Vic Theater, showcased the talents of Chicago's TV news anchors and reporters.

PERFORMANCE
CHORAL THUNDER once again rocked with Chicago radio personality, Jonathon Brandmeier and his band, The Leisure Suits. The vocal ensemble shared the stage with this well known Chicago disc jockey on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at The Venue at Harrah's Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

PERFORMANCE
CHORAL THUNDER performed with Chicago radio personality, Jonathon Brandmeier, when his rock band, Johnny and the Leisure Suits, took the stage at the Rosemont Theater on Friday, December 14, 2007. The members of Choral Thunder lent their powerful voices to one of Brandmeier's original songs.

TELEVISION PERFORMANCES
CHORAL THUNDER performed Christmas selections on the NBC TV Show "In the Loop with iVillage" on Friday, November 22, at 11 am CST (12 noon EST). "In the Loop with iVillage" is a live interactive daytime program focusing on relevant and entertaining topics for today's modern woman. Actress/comedian/playwright Kim Coles and TV personalities Bill Rancic and Ereka Vetrini (both of Season 1 "The Apprentice" fame) are the hosts of the show.

CHORAL THUNDER was featured on "SINGSATION!", a nationally syndicated TV gospel program that was originally taped at the legendary Chicago Theater on April 16, 2007.

CHORAL THUNDER performed at the NBC Tower Studio for the TV Taping of "In the Loop with iVillage" on Friday, September 14, 2007. The vocal ensemble performed Christmas songs for a show that is slated to air nationally on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Choral Thunder performed at the legendary Chicago Theater on April 16 & April 17 for "Singsation", the nationally-syndicated African-American-owned and produced gospel program that broadcasts internationally on WGN-TV. On April 16, Choral Thunder performed as part of the "Singsation!" International Mass Choir. On April 17, Choral Thunder showcased their own songs for the TV taping.

PERFORMANCE
Choral Thunder performed in concert at the South Holland Public Library on February 26, 2007, as part of their Black History Month Celebration.

RADIO PERFORMANCE
CHORAL THUNDER music was used as bumpers on Carol O'Keefe's Connected to Chicago Community Affairs Show on WLS 890 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2007, from 4 am to 5 am. The show focused on Black History Month.

TELEVISION PERFORMANCE
CHORAL THUNDER performed two songs on WGN News on January 15, 2007, to promote their performance at the Chicago Field Museum.

PERFORMANCE
CHORAL THUNDER performed on January 13-15, 2007 at the Chicago Field Museum's Voices of Freedom:  Reigniting King's Legacy.  The audience basked in the powerful messages of Dr. Martin Luther King’s movement as the vocal group performed a selection of inspirational music from the era.

RADIO INTERVIEW
Shelby Webb, Jr., Choral Thunder's Choir Director, was interviewed on Carol O'Keefe's "Connected to Chicago" community affairs radio show to promote the vocal ensemble's upcoming performance at the Chicago Field Museum's Voices of Freedom:  Reigniting King's Legacy  on January 13-15, 2007. The interview aired on Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7, 2007, on all four of ABC Radio Chicago's stations - WLS 890 AM, 94.7 Chicago's True Oldies Channel, Radio Disney AM 1300, and ESPN Radio 1000.

RECORDINGS & PERFORMANCES
Choral Thunder is featured on "Mythologies", the latest CD on Blue Note Records from acclaimed singer-pianist, Patricia Barber. In April 2006, Choral Thunder went to the Chicago Recording Company to record two songs, "The Hours" and "Phaethon", both of which can be heard on Ms. Barber's recently released CD. On January 7, 2006, Choral Thunder performed these two songs with Patricia Barber at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In a command performance, the vocal group again appeared with Ms. Barber on September 16, 2007,  at Chicago's Symphony Center.

RADIO INTERVIEW
Choral Thunder was featured as the September 2006 "Undiscovered Talent" on Carol O'Keefe's "Connected to Chicago" community affairs radio show that airs on all four of ABC Radio Chicago's stations - WLS 890 AM, 94.7 Chicago's True Oldies Channel, Radio Disney AM 1300, and ESPN Radio 1000. The interview, featuring Choral Thunder music, aired on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, 2006.

Choral Thunder is available for engagements as our schedule permits. Feel free to contact us at info@choralthunder.com if we can be of service to you.


PAST APPEARANCES

Opening Act for...
BILL CLINTON, Former President of the United States
SMOKEY ROBINSON, Motown Recording Artist

Music Video
R. KELLY, Jive Recording Artist, A Soldier's Heart
R. KELLY, Jive Recording Artist, The World's Greatest

Television
WMAQ-TV, Community Relations Promo, Thanksgiving Season
Chicago Public Access TV, Speaking Out With Julia Variety Show

Radio
WLS 890 AM, Connected with Chicago, Carol O'Keefe, Host
94.7 True Oldies, Connected with Chicago, Carol O'Keefe, Host
Radio Disney AM 1300, Connected with Chicago, Carol O'Keefe, Host
ESPN Radio 1000, Connected with Chicago, Carol O'Keefe, Host
WBEZ Radio, Metropolis, Aaron Freeman, Host
Various Church Broadcasts

Jazz Clubs
Elbo Room, Chicago
Green Mill, Chicago

Shopping Malls
Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood
Navy Pier, Chicago
Fox Valley Shopping Center, Aurora

Office Buildings
200 W. Madison Street, Chicago

Workshops
One in the Spirit Multi-Cultural Gospel Workshop, Chicago
Catholic Religious Educator's Conference, River Forest

Civic Organizations
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)
Brookfield Zoo
Shedd Aquarium
Melrose Park Historical Society

Charitable Organizations
AIDS Memorial Quilt Donor Recognition Banquet
Benefit for the Homeless
Scholarship Funds

Community Organizations
Mercantile Business Coalition
Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods
(Sponsored by theHarvard School of Public Health)
Positive Self Image Awards Banquet
Black Expo, Chicago
Chicago Children's Choir Benefits
Uhlich Children's Home Benefit
African Festival of the Arts
Schools, Colleges & Universities
Community Theaters
Churches/Synagogues
Hospitals
Nursing/Retirement Homes