Fourth Coast Ensemble

is creating vocal chamber music performances and events

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Hello there!

We are Fourth Coast Ensemble, a Chicago-based classical vocal quartet.  We present creative yet accessible programs of vocal chamber music in and around our home town of Chicago. (

Each of our performance venues is selected for it's warmth, comfort, and intimacy.  When you attend one of our events you'll hear the musicians speak in a relaxed, candid way about the music they love performing.  At most events you'll enjoy refreshments like wine, cheese, and desserts.  You might even feel so comfortable that for a moment you think you're at home listening to music in your own living room, surrounded by friends!

For example:

Each season we present a series of "parlor concerts" in private homes throughout Chicago neighborhoods.  These events throw back to the 19th century European tradition of salon concerts where diverse groups of thinkers, artists, and nobility would gather to engage in conversation and good company.  Tickets are sold to the public advertising the event date and neighborhood, then the exact address is sent after ticket purchase.  Depending on the home's capacity audience sizes vary from 25-50 guests.  Soon everyone convenes in the living room for an intimate concert of Brahms, Copland, or Messiaen songs.  A gifted pianist joins in with the singers.  Perhaps you're even sitting in a cozy armchair!  By the end of the night, and after a few glasses of wine, conversation is flowing and you've met some of the loveliest people in recent memory.

How you can help:

Our staff is a small crew of 4 artist/administrators (Bridget, Sarah, Zach, and Dave - see picture above!), with support from our 6 person board of directors, and 2 rockstar volunteers.  With more revenue we are able to enlist the support of a paid administrative assistant who takes over the management side of events in the days leading up to concerts, which gives our artists freedom to prepare their face-meltingly good vocal music for you.  This administrative help is something we really need in order to keep pace with the growth and demand we've experienced in the last two years.  With your help we can built the infrastructure to continue offering our audiences this very unique chamber music experience.

Thanks for your help!

-Bridget, Sarah, Zach, and Dave
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At $100 we are able to pay an administrative assistant to help us behind the scenes with event prep, box office, and press releases.
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