Educational Connections

songs of freedom imageSongs of Freedom

In honor of Black History month, "Songs of Freedom" provides an educational experience for local students by combining music, history, and culture. With impactful guest speakers, professional soloists, and real-life examples of how African Americans have shaped the world of music, this is a must-see for students and adults alike! For special pricing for seniors and school groups, call 847.214.7225 or email info@elginmasterchorale.org.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Elgin Community College, Blizzard Theatre

Tickets: Call 847.214.7225 for special pricing for school and senior living groups.

Click here or call 847.622.0300 for individual tickets.

Program Notes

News and Announcements

EMC’s 2015-16 Season:
Music Forgotten and Remembered

We hope you can be a part of all the great plans we have for 2015-16! For information on any of our performances, please call 847 214 7225 or email info@elginmasterchorale.org.

 

Educational Connections: Songs of Freedom 

songs of freedom imageIn honor of Black History month, "Songs of Freedom" provides an educational experience for local students by combining music, history, and culture. With impactful guest speakers, professional soloists, and real-life examples of how African Americans have shaped the world of music, this is a must-see for students and adults alike! For special pricing for seniors and school groups, call 847.214.7225 or email info@elginmasterchorale.org.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Elgin Community College, Blizzard Theatre

Tickets: Call 847.214.7225 for special pricing for school and senior living groups.

Click here or call 847.622.0300 for individual tickets.

Verdi at its Best presented by Soiree Lyrique

verdiElgin Master Chorale teams with Elgin's new musical organization, Soiree Lyrique, to bring you an afternoon of operatic delights from this iconic composer. Excerpts from Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino, La Traviata, Nabucco, Rigoletto, and more!

Sunday, February 28, 2016; 3:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Elgin, 256 East Chicago Street
Suggested donation of $15-$30. For reservations, please contact Soiree Lyrique at office@soireelyrique.org or call 224 595 1526

 

 

 

green Fotolia_86623147_MSpring Stirrings: Vivaldi and Michael Haydn

In April, "Spring Stirrings" features Vivaldi's dazzling Gloria, accompanied by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.  Experience one of music’s most uplifting works as singers and orchestra ignite with the passion and exuberance that make this piece so beloved. Just as we celebrate one of choral music’s most remembered pieces, we look also to the Michael Haydn Requiem – a hidden gem of compositional beauty. Hear the sounds of this Requiem that delighted a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who is said to have been in the audience for one of its first performances. After 250 years, this is still a piece that inspires.

Sunday, April 17, 2016. 3:30 p.m. Elgin Community College, Blizzard Theatre

Tickets: Click here or call 847.622.0300

 Archived 2015-16 Events

Fotolia_74383052_MSacred Secrets: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

Literally translated, “A Little Solemn Mass” – the fact this mass is neither solemn nor particularly brief is just the type of mischievous wit Rossini loved. From its hushed, magical beginning to its hugely dramatic ending, this piece sparkles like fine champagne. Listen as the Elgin Master Chorale pairs dramatic music with lilting melodies and glittering vocal lines. It is dynamic proof of what made Rossini a master of Italian opera – at once playful and sincere, and all the while breathtakingly beautiful.

Sunday, November 15, 2015. 3:30 p.m. Elgin Community College, Blizzard Theatre

santa girlGet the whole family together for a magical concert, featuring all of your holiday favorites!

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Presented by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Tickets: call 847.888.4000 or click here

 

Poetry of Music: A Collaboration with Chamber Music on the Fox

chamber fox poster Performing great works inspired by great poetry, this program will feature Franz Schubert's classic "Death and the Maiden" string quartet, as well as "Dark Night of the Soul" by Ola Gjiello and Beethoven's iconic "Elegischer Gesang".

Monday, January 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Elgin Arts Showcase, 164 Division St, 8th Floor
Tickets are $20, $10 for students. For tickets, click here.