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.


New Member Auditions:

Ongoing Auditions
Evanston East Campus, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Call or e-mail for an audition time:  Evanston Campus Director, Patrick O'Malley, or 847.905.1500, ext. 101.

 

About the 2018-2019 Season

June 9, 2019, 3:00 pm

featuring songs about the joys of nature

 

December 9, 2018, 3:00 pm

“Songs of the Season," in collaboration with the Chicago Children’s Choir
featuring Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata for choir, brass and organ

 

March 17, 2019, 3:00 pm

“The Creation” by Joseph Haydn 


Summer Sing-Along 2019

July 24 at 7:30 pm

 

Schubert's Mass in G

Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass

 

The Music Institute Chorale presents its annual Summer Sing Along

Guest conductor, Frank Winkler

 

Optional Free Rehearsal for participants

Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

 


About Conductor Daniel Wallenberg

Chorale conductor Daniel Wallenberg is also on the staff of the Chicago Children’s Choir, working with the In-School Chorus and After-School Programs for the Rogers Park and Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs, as well as its world-renowned Concert Choir with whom he toured Ukraine and the United States. He is the director of the junior and adult choirs at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation and the founder and artistic director of “Zemer Am,” the Chicago Jewish Choral Festival. A native of Bogota, Colombia, Wallenberg founded several adult and children’s choirs while living in Israel.