Mendelssohn Chorale members come to the ensemble with past choral experience, a desire to work on repertoire outside rehearsal and a passion for singing in a choir.

MENDELSSOHN CHORALE 2017-18 SEASON

Ein deutsches Requiem, Johannes Brahms ── with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, November 11.

One of the most beautiful choral works ever written.  Movements include Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth,(How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, O Lord of Hosts!) the central movement that holds a place of high respect in the choral canon.  The fifth movement, Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (You now are sorrowful) sung by a soprano soloist and Ich will euch trösten (Yea, I will comfort you) sung by the chorus was written in memory of Brahms’ mother.

Monday night rehearsals begin September 11, 2017, at 7 pm. The works will be performed by full chorale and in German. There will be ample coaching on the German.

 

Chichester Psalms, Leonard Bernstein ── with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, April 28, as part of an all Bernstein concert. Certainly Bernstein’s greatest choral work, this three movement work contains all the energy and passion one would find in any of his musicals (West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Trouble in Tahiti and more).

Monday night rehearsals begin March 12, 2018, at 7 pm. The works will be performed by full chorale and in Hebrew. There will be ample coaching on the Hebrew. 

YouTube videos are available for listening and viewing both works.

 

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NO AUDITIONS FOR THE CHORALE AT-LARGE ARE REQUIRED

Monday night rehearsals will be held on the campus of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center

Chorale membership is $30.00 for the full season.

If you have questions, please email chorale@mendelssohnpac.org or call the MPAC offices at 815-964-9713

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PLEASE NOTE - all concerts will have a mandatory dress rehearsal prior to the concert. Most are the afternoon prior to the concert, but those details will be shared as the date gets closer.
 
* NO AUDITIONS FOR THE CHORALE AT-LARGE ARE REQUIRED