You’re Invited! Open Rehearsal Sept 12

No Audition - No RSVP. Come Join Us in Song!

Looking for a way to meet new people and enjoy fantastic music? Join us for the night at a special non-audition, open rehearsal. No RSVP needed -anyone interested can come and sing with us!

 All participants will get to enjoy a night of fantastic music, meet current EMC members, and enjoy a post-rehearsal reception. This open rehearsal is a perfect way for anyone interested in learning more about EMC to experience first-hand what a rehearsal is like.

Tuesday, September 12

7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. with reception to follow

Building H (Fine Arts Building) Elgin Community College. There will be greeters and signs to guide you to our rehearsal!


If you decide you are interested, we will schedule a 5-minute audition with you for the following week. We hope to see you on September 12!


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

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!