New tunes, and old, about the birds and the bees
November 6, 2013
Themes and programs constantly change at the Chicago Humanities Festival, but some attractions keep coming back like a song. Among them, the annual William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert stands out, for it amounts to a recurring feast of songwriting. The music and lyrics never stay the same, but the craft remains consistently high. Certainly that was the case Tuesday night at Francis W. Parker School, where Chicago singers convened to explore repertoire reflecting the “Animal” theme of the 24th annual festival, a vast subject that has inspired all manner of tunesmiths.