The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, led by Daniel Wallenberg, opens its 2021-2022 season with “Song of Songs” on Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. Free entry. Proof of vaccination is required and all members of the public must wear masks. A live broadcast will also be available at musicinst.org/chorale.
The program features musical settings of Solomon’s Biblical Songs by composers from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, including John Dunstable, Francisco Guerrero, Heinrich Schütz, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, William Billings, Healey Willan, Robert Applebaum.
Guest artists, soprano Angela De Venuto and cellist Julia Wen, join the Choir.
Please note: All performers and on-site staff are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks on stage.
The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale is a community choir that provides the opportunity for adult singers with previous experience to study and perform the best of sacred and secular choral music. Now in its 34th year, the Choir has one continuing goal: to perform the best sacred and secular choral music with the highest standards in a community setting.
Under the direction of conductor Daniel Wallenberg, the Choir has developed a wide repertoire, including motets, madrigals, part songs, folk songs and larger choral-orchestral works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart. , Duruflé and many others. . Over the years, the Choir has collaborated with local choirs and symphony orchestras and produced two fully costumed Elizabethan madrigal dinners. In addition, the Choir has collaborated on several occasions with the Music Institute’s vocal faculty for operatic and Broadway concerts.