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Music Institute of Chicago Chorale


The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale is a community chorus that provides an opportunity for adult singers with prior experience to study and perform the best in sacred and secular choral music. Celebrating more than 25 years in production, the Chorale has one continuing goal: to perform the finest sacred and secular choral music with the highest of standards in a community setting.

 

Under the leadership of Conductor Daniel Wallenberg, the Chorale has developed a wide range of repertoire, including motets, madrigals, part-songs, folk songs, and larger choral-orchestral works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Durufle, and many others. Throughout the years, the Chorale has collaborated with local choirs and symphony orchestras and has produced two fully costumed Elizabethan madrigal dinners. In addition, the Chorale has collaborated several times with the Music Institute’s voice faculty for concerts of opera and Broadway music.

 


Music Institute Virtual Summer Chorale

June 30 - August 4
Six Tuesday Sessions: 7:00 – 9:30 pm  |  Via Zoom

 

Join the Music Institute Chorale for six virtual meetings under the leadership of conductor Daniel Wallenberg. Each meeting will include sectional work where participants see the other singers, hear an audio recording of the group, and sing their part. Participants will actively participate in 75 minutes of staggered rehearsals between 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Singers have the option of contributing an audio recording of themselves singing their part. This recording will be mixed with the other parts, including the piano part, and used during weekly meetings. A culminating final performance will be produced where participants will sing all the pieces. This performance will include special additions by Rae-Myra Hilliard and Gregory Shifrin.

 

Summer repertoire will include the following works:

“Va, Pensiero” from the opera Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
“Laudate Dominum” from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 by W.A. Mozart
“Los Pescadores” by Daniel Wallenberg
“Baptism” by Nathaniel Dett
“Duerme Negrito” by Atahualpa Yupanqui
“Bells” by Adrian Dunn 
“Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Fauré

 


 

Conductor: Daniel Wallenberg
Pianist: Gregory Shifrin
Guest Soloist: Rae-Myra Hilliard, Lyric Soprano

Six Tuesday Sessions: 7:00 – 9:30 pm  |  Via Zoom

Tuition: $60 | If you need financial assistance, please contact Guinevere Grimstad at 847.905.1500, ext. 133.

 

Questions? Contact Daniel Wallenberg or call Guinevere Grimstad at: 847.905.1500, ext. 133


Music Institute Chorale - Virtual Fall Session (by audition)

Come join us for the Music Institute Chorale’s Virtual 2020-2021 Season!

$139.50 for 10 weeks OR $408 for 30 weeks

Ten Tuesday Sessions: Tuesday     7:00 – 9:30 pm  |  Via Zoom          

 

We recognize that we cannot currently gather together to sing in person, so we have developed a new design for the Chorale that will simulate community singing – participants will be musically challenged and personally rewarded by this virtual choral experience. The objective is to experience communal singing.

 

Each rehearsal will have a component of sectional work and combined singing where participants see the other singers, hear an audio recording of the group, and sing their part. Participants have the option of contributing an audio recording of their part which will be mixed with the other parts and used during rehearsals. Singers will attend 75 minutes of these staggered rehearsals between 7:00 and 9:30 pm. The session will culminate with a virtual performance.

 

The repertoire for next season will include:  Mass in C minor by Mozart (chamber version by Daniel Wallenberg), GOING SOUTH, a program of music from the southern hemisphere, and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, in its version for two pianos.

 

 

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