News and Announcements

It’s A Grand Night

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The glimmer of melodies in the air and crystal on the table…the hum of wonderful music and the aroma of a finely crafted gourmet meal – experience a one-of-a-kind night of dazzling elegance to benefit the Elgin Master Chorale. The Gala will feature a sumptuous dinner, magical dancing, live entertainment as Bobby G. sings timeless classics in Frank Sinatra-style, silent auction, an exciting ‘impact raffle’ with a special piece of jewelry,  fabulous raffle baskets,  and many more surprises.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
St. Charles Country Club

JUST EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6: RSVP Today

Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:15 p.m.
Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Formal attire; black tie optional
$100 per person
Cash bar

Pre-dinner music provided by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Chamber Ensemble. Dance music featuring Bobby G

Overnight accommodations for the Gala area available at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. Call 630.584.4914 and ask for the Elgin Master Chorale Gala pricing of $99 per night. 

Auditions

Love To Sing? Want to Meet Other People Who Do Too?

Join Elgin Master Chorale! If you’ve gone to EMC concerts and wondered what it would be like to sing up there with us, now is your chance! We are now scheduling auditions to be held upon request throughout January and February. We invite you to come see if singing with EMC is right for you! Our members learn fantastic music, meet new friends, and get to perform with some of the finest musicians in the Chicago area every year.

Don’t miss your chance to:
Perform in Chicago’s Symphony Center, home to the renowned Chicago Symphony, where you can sing the greatest hits of Rodgers & Hammerstein with a full orchestra
Sing Beethoven’s ultimate masterpiece; Symphony No. 9 with Elgin Symphony
Take part in the largest and oldest performing organization in the Fox Valley.

For your audition, please prepare one classical piece and bring three copies. Memorization is not required. A brief sight reading and tonal memory section will also be included in the audition. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Interested in auditioning, or just learning more? Call 847.214.7225 or email info@elginmasterchorale.org.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

An Enchanted Morning: American Musical Theater

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Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College (For info on special pricing for school and senior groups, call 847.214.7225.) An engaging educational concert about American musical theater through the legendary songs, characters and legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein, specially geared toward school students. This project is made possible through a collaboration with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Program Notes

2015 CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATER AWARD WINNERS PERFORM WITH EMC

Come see the Elgin Master Chorale perform with vocal competition winners in “Something Wonderful” on March 22. Tickets available here.
In 2015, in addition to The American Prize national competitions in Voice listed on the website at http://www.theamericanprize.org/vocalperf.html, four additional $1500 prizes will be awarded as performance fees to soloists selected to appear under Maestro David Katz’s baton in concert with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and the Elgin Master Chorale, Andrew Lewis, music directorperforming “Something Wonderful: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” in both Elgin (IL) and at Orchestra Hall / Symphony Center, Chicago, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Complete story: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2014/12/2015-chicago-musical-theater-awardfour.html

Announcing the 2014-15 Season of Celebrations

A cultural cornerstone of Elgin and the Fox Valley, the Elgin Master Chorale creates a thrilling, emotional experience for audiences at each performance. Celebrate great choral music performed with passionate excellence. See for yourself why audiences are saying, “It’s my choir.” Make it yours, too.

Five concerts, four conductors, three facilities and dozens of fabulous musical selections await you this season.  From family favorites to beloved musical show-tunes to classical gems, you’ll delight in every minute!

An Enchanted Morning: American Musical Theater

  • Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. (For info on special pricing for school and senior groups, call 847.214.7225.)
  • An engaging educational concert about American musical theater through the legendary songs, characters and legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein, specially geared toward school students. This project is made possible through a collaboration with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Something Wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

  • Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:30 p.m. Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
  • Sunday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall, Chicago
  • With Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, David Katz, music director; Rebecca Patterson, Chorus Director
  • Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
  • Please note: Tickets for the Orchestra Hall production of Something Wonderful are not available through the ECC Box Office. Please contact the Chicago Bar Association Orchestra at 312-554-2133
  • Experience iconic songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musicals including South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Sound of Music and more.

Full Sound…Full Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth with the ESO!

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
  • Join the ESO for a full-sound finale to their season, including Mahler’s orchestration of the joyful Beethoven’s 9th, featuring the Elgin Master Chorale and Heartland Voices in the unparalleled choral finale.
  • Click here for ticket information.

Archived Events from 2014-15 Season

Triumph and Transcendence: Poulenc, Vaughan Williams & Sir C. Hubert Parry

  • Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
  • Poulenc’s Gloria; Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane; Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs; and Sir C. Hubert Parry’s “I was glad.”

Magical Holiday Concerts with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. &  Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
  • Presented by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
  • Featuring your favorite holiday music, these concerts are perfect for the whole family.