At home with world sounds

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Music from around the world is in the offing this week.

Apollo Chorus and Orquestra de Samba make their way from their usual venues in the city to First United Church of Oak Park, Sunday at 3 p.m. Dancers will join with 150 voices under the leadership of Music Director Stephen Alltop in "A Celebration of Latin Music." Tickets are $16 in advance, $22 at the door. Call 312/427-5620.

Bella Voce repeats their River Forest program from England, past and present, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Evanston at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Showcasing choral works by two of the island's greatest musical minds, the program features poetry of W.H. Auden and Gerard Manley Hopkins, among others, set to music by Henry Purcell in the 17th century and Benjamin Britten in the 20th. This select chamber choir, founded by Anne Heider of Roosevelt University, is in its first season with conductor Andrew Lewis. Tickets, $15-35. Call 312/479-1096.

Recently acclaimed as a stunning Salome at Lyric Opera, Deborah Voigt brings her powerful voice to Lund Auditorium for Dominican University's annual benefit concert, Sunday at 3 p.m. Voigt interprets Strauss and Wagner roles in Vienna, Munich, and London this season; in River Forest she performs with pianist Brian Zeger in a program of Strauss lieder, Italian art songs by Verdi and Respighi, poetry of Robert Browning set by Amy Beach, and lighter works by Leonard Bernstein. Tickets, $55-75. Call 708/488-5000.

-Cathryn Wilkinson

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