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2017 – 2018 Season
Chorale’s autumn concert, O magnum mysterium, explores iconic choral compositions of the past century, from the balanced serenity of Gabriel Fauré and epic vision of Gustav Mahler, to the glowing mysticism of Kurt Nystedt, the neo-romantic allure of Eriks Esenvalds and Morten Lauridsen, and the comforting familiarity of Stephen Paulus.
This year’s Advent Vespers features the music of G.P. da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594), interspersed with portions chanted by the choir and the monks. The matchless, slow-moving acoustics and the beauty of the Monastery’s chapel provide the perfect musical and visual setting for this glorious repertoire. Listeners and worshippers will be treated to a sumptuous musical feast as they prepare for the Advent season.
For our Palm Sunday concert, Chorale returns to W. A. Mozart’s unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem. The work will be accompanied by orchestra, and promises to be a noteworthy commencement to Holy Week Observances. The balance of the program will feature a cappella works by Kurt Nystedt.
Chicago Chorale’s June concert is Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s masterpiece, The Sealed Angel, for unaccompanied chorus and oboe.
O Magnum Mysterium – November 17-18, 2017, 8:00 PM
- Advent Vespers – Sunday, December 10, 5:00 pm Monastery of the Holy Cross 3111 S. Aberdeen
Tickets are not required for this event; suggested donation of $15 accepted at the door.
Mozart – March 25, 2018, 3:00 PM
The Sealed Angel – June 9, 2018, 8:00 PM and June 10, 2018, 3:00 PM
A Toast to Chicago Chorale – Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3:00-5:00PM
“I hadn’t heard the Chicago Chorale in years and was reminded of what a first-rate chorus this group of 62 mixed voices is, and how superbly disciplined and deeply expressive are their performances.“ – John von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, November 24, 2015