Auditions Announced for 2017-18 Season: Aug 23 &26

Sopranos and TenorsWe're looking for people who love choral music, are free on Tuesday evenings, and are looking to add some music to their lives! Auditions will be held the evening of Aug 23, and during the day on Aug 26. Rehearsals start Aug 29. Call 847 214 7954 or email info@elginmasterchorale.org to schedule your audition today!

Your Audition

The audition process will take about 10 minutes with Music Director Andrew Lewis and the Chair of our Artistic Development Committee. An accompanist will be provided. Please prepare one classical or sacred/gospel piece (memorization not required) and bring three copies to your scheduled audition. Your sight reading skills, musicality, intonation and tonal memory will be assessed.

Auditions are held in room H122 of Elgin Community College, which is also our regular rehearsal space. Building H (Fine Arts Building) of Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Dr. Elgin, IL

Directions: Go through the Bldg H/Fine Arts main entrance (large triangular overhang). Walk through the lobby straight to the back; turn left. Make a right at the two water fountains; room H122 is on your left.

As an in-residence organization at Elgin Community College, participation in the Chorale is considered a class and can be taken for credit if your residence is located in Elgin Community College’s district.  The class meets for weekly rehearsals every Tues. from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in ECC Building H room 122.  Membership is $150 for ½ the year which includes tuition, music and overhead costs.  Women are required to purchase a floor-length black concert dress through the choir (approximately $60) and men a black tuxedo, cummerbund and tie.

Interested in auditioning or learning more? Call 847 214 7954 or email info@elginmasterchorale.org

Announcing our 2017-18 Season

Elgin Master Chorale

2017-18: Music of the Soul

In its 71st season, Elgin Master Chorale (EMC) explores the powerful connection between music and the human soul. EMC opens its season with Bach’s Magnificat and Ein fest burg (in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation). In February, EMC celebrates legendary composer Leonard Bernstein by bringing his life and music to the concert stage.  A performance of Durufle’s beautiful, ethereal Requiem will close the season. The EMC Children’s Chorus will also be featured on the November and April concerts. Learn more about the Children's Chorus at emcchildrenschorus.org.

Bach's Magnificat
Sunday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m. Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
Tickets available here or by calling 847 622 0300

Magical Holiday Concerts

Presented by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Dec 9 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
Tickets available here or by calling 847 888 4000

Educational Connections: The Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein

Free to school and senior groups
Friday, Feb 2 at 10 a.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin community College
Tickets available here or by calling 847 622 0300.
Please call 847 214 7954 for information on complimentary tickets for school and senior groups.

Vivaldi's Gloria and Mozart's Requiem

Presented by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Feb 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
Tickets available here or by calling 847 888 4000

Durufle's Requiem

Sunday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
Tickets available here or by calling 847 622 0300

 

News and Announcements

Brahms Requiem Review

From the Elgin Review: "In the Arts, the difference between amateur and professional can be hard to define. It's not necessarily a matter of excellence or even whether a fee is involved. The willingness of Elgin artists to work together under all sorts of arrangements, regardless of their status, means audiences can experience the finest theatre, music, visual and literary arts in a local venue for relatively little cost. Always among the best examples is this pairing of the Elgin Master Chorale and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, whose concerts are not just amazing in their audacity of scale but also highly successful as art."

Read the full review here!