The famed Lira Singers of the Lira Ensemble will perform a benefit concert of Marian Hymns on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3:30pm at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church/the Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy, 1327 N. Noble St. in Chicago.
The concert celebrates the 135th Anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the current church building.Â The Polish community of Chicago founded historic St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in 1867 to serve their spiritual needs.
By the turn of the 20th Century, the church was the largest Catholic parish in the United States, serving 8,000 parishioners.Â The church continues to serve a Catholic community of many races and nationalities in the heart of Chicago.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is currently undergoing an essential repair and restoration of the interior costing $4.4 million.
The famed Lira Singers of the Lira Ensemble, founded in 1965, specialize in Polish music and have as their mission “to bring the best of Polish culture into American life.”Â Lira Ensemble is recognized for outreach concerts with other American ethnic groups.Â Lucyna Migala, artistic director, general manager, and co-founder of the Lira Ensemble, received the Sor Juana Award of the National Museum of Mexican Art for outreach efforts.
Tickets to the event are $25.00.Â Ticket requests can be made to Restore St. Stans, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 1351 W. Evergreen Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.Â You can also e-mail the restoration office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-278-2470.