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Upcoming Performances


 A Chicago Chorale Christmas   Saturday, December 15, 2018   Two shows: 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM  Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, Highland Park  Tickets and dinner packages available through Ravinia Festival (link below).

A Chicago Chorale Christmas

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Two shows: 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Tickets and dinner packages available through Ravinia Festival (link below).

For Chicago Chorale's debut in Ravinia Festival's BGH Classics series, we present our first-ever program devoted to music of the holiday season, featuring a cappella repertoire spanning eleven centuries, from plainsong to the present day. This concert features traditional carols, popular favorites, and timeless motets by Bruckner, Howells, Poulenc, and Rachmaninoff, sung with the "refined and glowing vocalism" for which we are celebrated.

  Einojuhani Rautavaara:  Vigilia     David Fridley, bass    Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM   Covenant Presbyterian Church  2012 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago     Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM   Hyde Park Union Church  5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Vigilia

David Fridley, bass

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Covenant Presbyterian Church

2012 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Hyde Park Union Church

5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

Our winter concert features the Vespers portion of Einojuhani Rautavaara's monumental Vigilia, first performed in 1971. Inspired by a childhood visit to an orthodox monastery, Rautavaara's composition conjures up dazzling visions of domes, clamoring bells, and icons, which he translates into music of raw, visceral intensity. We are thrilled to feature bass soloist Daniel Fridley, who sang a striking Chicago debut last spring with the Newberry Consort. The balance of the program will feature shorter a cappella works by Gjeilo, Pärt, Runestad, and Kaumann.

  Maurice Duruflé:  Requiem     David Jonies, organ      Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM   St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church  5467 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

Maurice Duruflé: Requiem

David Jonies, organ

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

5467 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

To conclude our season, David Jonies, concert organist based at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, will join Chorale for a performance of Maurice Duruflé's Requiem. A monument of twentieth century church music, the Requiem is a richly-textured, deeply imaginative improvisation on the gregorian Requiem mass, featuring some of the most virtuosic writing for organ in the modern period. J.S. Bach's motet for double choir, Komm, Jesu, komm, and short works by Messiaen and Geoffray will round out this beautiful and meditative program.