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The Buckthorns


Mixed Community Ensemble

Based in Chicago, IL

The Buckthorns have their roots (pun intended) in performances that began in 1994. Several members of the Lake Forest Open Lands Association were invited to provide musical entertainment for one of the group's events. The performance was so well received that the singers were invited to perform at subsequent Open Lands events.

The singers officially assumed the name The Buckthorns for a performance at a private Christmas party in 1995. The group named themselves "The Buckthorns", after the Glossy Buckthorn plant, a "bad weed" that springs up everywhere. Consistent with their namesake, The Buckthorns began receiving invitations to perform at many other community events.

A Cappella.  

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