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The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Three Choirs Festival. The chorale is conducted by Daniel Wallenberg. The Three Choir Festival will be presented by the Music Institute of Chicago at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Joining the Music Institute of Chicago Chorale are City Voices (based in Oak Park), directed by William Chin, and the Choir of the First Congregational Church of La Grange, directed by Ryan Cox.
Singers from all three choirs come together in polychoral works with brass by early Baroque composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Heinrich Schütz, in Josef Rheinberger’s Abendlied, and contemporary New Zealand composer David Hamilton’s “The Moon Is Silently Singing,” for two choirs and two French horns. The program also includes performances by the individual choirs featuring music by Henry Purcell, Gabriel Fauré, Healey Willan, Robert Applebaum, Rene Clausen, Edwin Fissinger, and Percy Grainger.
The Chorale’s 25th season concludes at Nichols Concert Hall with “25 Great Years” on June 10, highlighting audience favorites from the Chorale’s history.
Daniel Wallenberg, conductor of the Chorale since 1987, said, “Participants come from as far south as Chicago and far north as Zion and everything in between. Several members have been in the Chorale for more than 15 years, and a few have been members since its inception in 1986.”