Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus

June 4, 2016, 11:00 am

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On Saturday’s live broadcast, we present the Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus. Founded in 1964, Anima – The Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus is one of the leading children and youth choirs in America. Anima has won several national awards, including the 2013 Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, the 2013 Chicago A Cappella Tribute Award, the 2009 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award, and the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2008 from Chorus America. Committed to supporting living composers, Anima has commissioned 80 new works for young voices in its 51 year history. Anima performs regularly at local, national, and international events and frequently appears with Chicago’s major musical organizations, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Bach Project, and many others. Anima choristers have performed on six continents and give an average of 45 performances per season. Choristers come from over 30 communities. The program has six ensembles with four different levels of musical challenge. Highlights of this 51st season include John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls for Northwestern University’s New Music Conference, hosting the Australian Girl Choir, performances of Judas Maccabeus with Music of the Baroque, Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker, two composer residencies, and a tour to Scotland and Ireland.

  • “The Brightening Air,” by Daniel Brewbaker

  • “Sweeter than the King’s Wine,” “Ain’t that News,” by Steven Hatfield

  • “This is This,” by Roshan Etazati

  • “Steal Away,” by African American Spiritual
    “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” by Pete Seeger

  • Agnus Dei from Mass for Many Nations, by Rupert Lang
    “Tell Me Ma,” traditional Irish song