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.

Fauré Requiem
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.

Handel's Messiah
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.