The Choir in Concert
In quires and places where they sing. . .
Rockefeller Chapel at 90 | A Gala Performance
Friday October 26 | 8 pm
A celebratory concert featuring the diverse musical sounds of Rockefeller today: the Chapel Choir singing the world première of a new work by choir alum Shawn Kirchner (“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”), with brass quintet; the South Asian Music Ensemble playing music representing diverse spiritual traditions; and the Hyde Park Youth Symphony celebrating the Chapel’s longstanding cultural legacy in the community. Reception after. Free.
Thursday November 15 | 7:30 pm
In the week of the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War, the Chapel Choir and Motet Choir sing Fauré’s haunting Requiem as part of a new Thursday evening concert series, with the restored original orchestration of organ, strings, timpani, and horns, conducted by James Kallembach, with soloists Alexandra Olsavsky and Vince Wallace. Free.
Sunday December 2 | 3 pm
Continuing the almost 90-year-old beloved tradition of a matinée performance of Handel’s Messiah to usher in the Christmas season, with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Motet Choir, and members of Chicago Men’s A Cappella, conducted by James Kallembach, featuring soloists Kaitlin Foley, Lindsey Adams, Matthew Dean, and Vince Wallace, with members of the Haymarket Orchestra, concertmaster Jeri-Lou Zike. Tickets at tickets.uchicago.edu from October 2, $25–55, $5 students.