EMC Featured in the Daily Herald
EMC is pleased to announce our feature story in the Daily Herald! Reporter Elena Farrarin outlines our re-branding journey, our renewed commitment to the Fox Valley, and the energized beginning that this year has brought. Read the full article here.
News and Announcements
It’s A Grand Night
It surely was a Grand Night in every sense on February 21 at the Saint Charles Country Club. From fine food to live music and dancing, everyone came together in the celebration of our new name, mission, and beginning. We are so grateful to all those who joined us for our celebration.
In that enchanted evening, we also built upon our new foundation. Thanks to many generous individuals and companies throughout the Fox Valley, our silent auction, raffles, and impact raffle gave us a renewed foundation for the future. We could not have done it without our many supporters. Thank you. Here’s to many Grand Nights to come!
Open House Rehearsal March 10
Curious about the EMC? Want to see what a typical rehearsal is like? This is your chance! Elgin Master Chorale is holding a non-auditioned, open rehearsal so anyone interested can come and sing with us for an evening. This is a great way to see if singing with EMC might be right for you. In one evening, you’ll get to rehearse fantastic music, sing under our own Maestro Andrew Lewis, meet current EMC members, and even help yourself to goodies at a post-rehearsal reception.
The open rehearsal will be Tuesday, March 10, from 7:00-7:45 p.m. Rehearsals are held at Elgin Community College, in Room H122 (located in the Fine Arts Center). Enter through the Fine Arts Center doors under the large triangular overhang – there will be signs and greeters guiding you to us.
Questions? Call 847.214.7225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!
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 email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!
An Enchanted Morning: American Musical Theater
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.
2015 CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATER AWARD WINNERS PERFORM WITH EMC
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!
- 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.
- 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
- 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.”
- 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.