Join Us for Elgin Master Chorale’s 75th Anniversary Season!

 

The World Imagined – North American Premiere

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
Call 847.622.0300

Featuring
Hoss Brock, Tenor, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Witness Gabriel Jackson’s expansive new work, co-commissioned by the United Kingdom’s famed Three Choirs Festival and the Elgin Master Chorale. Mr. Jackson has created a major addition to the choral/orchestral repertoire. The World Imagined is a joyful contemplation of creation and humankind’s small place in an infinite cosmos. On this same program, the Chorale will also present Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast a cantata by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

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Brahms’ A German Requiem, arr. for Piano Four Hands

Sunday, November 7, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
Tickets: $29 adults / $24 students and seniors
Call 847.622.0300

Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem was the work that launched the Elgin Choral Union in 1947 when local musician Dean Chipman recruited 192 singers from multiple choirs to create a grand performance worthy of Brahm’s masterpiece. In 1866 Brahms devised a piano four hands arrangement that is not a reduction of the work but rather a creative new look at the musical material. It is our honor to present this classic work, as re-imagined by the composer himself.

 

 

Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00 p.m. / Raue Center, Crystal Lake
Saturday,
December 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m. / Hemmens Center
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m. / Hemmens Center
Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3:00 p.m. / Hemmens Center
Call 815.356.9212 (Raue Center)
Call 847.931.5900 (Hemmens Center)

An Elgin Holiday Tradition! ESO’s Holiday Spectacular is a concert of favorite seasonal music for the whole family.

 

 

Wish Upon A Star – An EMC Educational Concert

Friday, February 11, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
Tickets: Students, Only

Educators and students join EMC and featured guests, the Elgin Youth Choir, for a morning of hands-on learning , connecting with classmates, and musical sights and sounds. Wish Upon a Star is an entertaining collection of award-winning music from American film classics that promises to inspire and educate. This free concert series, now in its 9th year is our gift to elementary students of Elgin and the Fox Valley.

 

 

Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast (Preview Performance)

Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Gail Borden Public Library (Main Campus)
Registration is required:
Online at gailborden.info/register or
Call 847-429-4597.

Join us as EMC presents Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast as part of our 75th Anniversary celebration! This special preview performance is in collaboration with Gail Borden Public Library as part of its Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.

 

 

The World Imagined – North American Premiere

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
Call 847.622.0300

Featuring
Hoss Brock, Tenor, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Witness Gabriel Jackson’s expansive new work, co-commissioned by the United Kingdom’s famed Three Choirs Festival and the Elgin Master Chorale. Mr. Jackson has created a major addition to the choral/orchestral repertoire. The World Imagined is a joyful contemplation of creation and humankind’s small place in an infinite cosmos. On this same program, the Chorale will also present Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast a cantata by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

 

 

 

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EMC DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Great music comes from people from all backgrounds and cultural experiences and has the power to connect and unite. Yet, a musical landscape exists today that does not reflect that rich tapestry. EMC acknowledges this and pledges a continual effort to address and sow the seeds of inclusion through an intentional outreach in our search for talent in our membership, patronage, board leadership, and through a repertoire that widens our musical lens and reflects the world around us. It is our desire that EMC’s energized focus and unswerving goals on diversity and inclusion ensures that our audiences and the communities we serve and engage, experience the magic and richness of a shared humanity from the music we present.