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Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven's 9th

also presenting

MOZART | Ave verum corpus
JESSIE MONTGOMERY | Hymn for Everyone

Featuring - Elgin Master Chorale

Beethoven’s “Choral Symphony” was remarkable in its day not only for its grandness of scale but especially for its final movement, which includes a full chorus and vocal soloists singing “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”). The work was Beethoven’s final complete symphony, and it is widely viewed as his greatest composition. Symphony No. 9 represents an important stylistic bridge between the Classical and Romantic periods of Western music history. The Elgin Master Chorale is proud to join the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in this grand performance.

This program also features Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Jessie Montgomery’s Hymn for Everyone.

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 7:30 p.m. / Hemmens Cultural Center
Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:30 p.m. / Hemmens Cultural Center

Call 847.888.4000 (Hemmens Cultural Center)


Employment Opportunities

The Elgin Master Chorale is currently seeking candidates for three key positions within the organization. Please click the "EMPLOYMENT" link  at the top of the page to view the complete job descriptions.

  • Elgin Master Chorale Executive Director
  • Elgin Master Chorale Development Officer (Part-Time)
  • Elgin Youth Choir Music Director (Part-Time)

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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.