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

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


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
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: Free for students and seniors

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.


The World Imagined – North American Premiere

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

EMC has embarked on a 3-year collaboration with renowned choral composer Gabriel Jackson on a major new work for SATB chorus, tenor soloist, and orchestra. This will be the North American premiere of Jackson’s work, commissioned by EMC to celebrate the Chorale’s 75th Anniversary season. On this same program, we are particularly excited to present “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast,” a cantata from The Song of Hiawatha by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), a noted composer of African descent.