News and Announcements

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 on January 6, 2015. 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

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

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!

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.

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

  • Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:30 p.m. Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
  • Sunday, April 26, 7:00 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 in the unparalleled choral finale.
  • Click here for ticket information.