Hear the Voices. Feel the Passion.

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.

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 feste 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.

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.

Delve into the amazing life of composer, pianist, conductor, and all-around legendary musician Leonard Bernstein. Celebrating his 100th anniversary, this event will feature music written by Bernstein, as well as an engaging MC and soloists who will bring this man's amazing legacy to life. We join forces with our MC and Jeff Award winner Tom Vendafreddo to create an unforgettable event!

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

Experience elation and anguish, the bittersweet dichotomy of life, with this program that holds Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria and the transcendent masterwork, Mozart’s Requiem, as we appear on Elgin Symphony Orchestra's February program.



Majestic Bruckner

Presented by Chamber Music on the Fox
Monday, Feb 26 at 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Elgin
Tickets available here or by calling 224 276 8881

The beauty of brass, the majesty of organ, and the dynamism of the human voice. In a special collaboration with Chamber Music on the Fox, we’ll present Anton Bruckner’s powerful “Trombone Mass,” preceded by music that spotlights the beautiful organ of First United Methodist Church. Enjoy the grandeur of this music within the intimacy of a chamber music setting!​

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

The Elgin Master Chorale’s 71st  season closes with the beautiful and ethereal Duruflé Requiem. This masterwork of 20th century music uplifts the spirit as it provides a transforming experience for each listener. It is undoubtedly one of the most moving and personal settings of the Requiem mass, having been composed in memory of Duruflé’s own father. The Children’s Chorus will also sing on this program, performing songs celebrating the beauty and power of music.