VCHS Chorale goes to Chicago!

I have this passion about old historic churches. When everyone was at the Water Tower Mall shopping…I slipped across the street to visit 4th Presbyterian Church.  The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was founded in February 1871 when the congregations of Westminster Presbyterian Church and North Presbyterian Church merged. On October 8 of that same year, the great Chicago fire destroyed Fourth Church’s first worship space the very night the young congregation dedicated it’s new home. That would make you second guess yourself about the merger! Chicago’s now famous “Magnificent Mile” was an underdeveloped street called Pine Street. Thus the neighborhood grew up around the church, and except for the familiar Water Tower two blocks to the south, Fourth Church is now the oldest surviving structure on Michigan Avenue north of the river. It still serves Chicago today after almost a  century and a half.

No visit to Chicago would be complete without visiting the former tallest building in the world. The new addition at the top,  was this glass pop out… where you could literally be standing in the air!

This hanging out of the building was the best part of the Sears Tower! McKenzie, Hannah and Allyson were amazed!

Next stop was the United Center to watch the Bulls play the Wizards. Not the same place when number 23 was playing but historic nonetheless.

Here are a couple of posers! They just bought the shirts!

The Chorale sang numerous places including Universities, Churches and Nursing Homes.

We had dinner at Ed Debivics…among other things on the menu was insults and bad manners. I had my 30 birthday at Ed’s when they had their Phoenix location.

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