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Last day of Fall Semester January 24, 2021 8:00 am
Fall Semester Make-up week (if applicable) begins January 25, 2021 8:00 am Monday, January 25 - Sunday, January 31, 2021

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, Duruflé, 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 Chorale - Virtual


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 a combination of sectionals and full ensemble rehearsals between 7:00 and 9:30 pm. Each session will culminate with a virtual performance.


Mass in C minor by W. A. Mozart (chamber version by Daniel Wallenberg)
September 8, 15, 22, 29  |  October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24 |  December 1
Fall Concert: December 6, 3 pm


"How Can I Keep From Singing?"

December 15, January 5, 12, 19, 26 | February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9

Winter Concert: March 14, 3 pm


Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, in an arrangement with two pianos and percussion
March 16, 23, 30 | April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 26

Spring Concert: June 6, 3 pm


For further information, please contact Patrick O'Malley.