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Mark your calendars for Giving Tuesday on December 1st, and make the most difference for Elgin Master Chorale. On December 1st, as part of ILGive and Giving Tuesday, the Grand Victoria Foundation will match all online donations made to EMC, all the way up to $5,000! All you have to do is click the button below and make your donation online on Tuesday, December 1. Help EMC keep bringing our community together through music this year and many years to come! Thank you! All donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to a 501(c)3 organization.

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News and Announcements

Announcing the 2015-16 Season:
Music Forgotten and Remembered

After just one year as the Elgin Master Chorale, we are excited to have closed the books on a fantastic season, with everything from sold-out houses, a spectacular performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and an appearance at Orchestra Hall. We are even more excited to open the curtain on this year. With big plans in store, we invite you to be a part of our transformative season, "Music Forgotten and Remembered"

 santa girlMagical Holiday Concerts with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Get 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 presented by Chamber Music on the Fox

women triumphSingers from Elgin Master Chorale will join the Chamber Music on the Fox for "Poetry of Music."  Performing works inspired
by 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.

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

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.

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