Chicago Chorale

January 21, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Conductor and Music Director Bruce Tammen returns with the Chicago Chorale to perform live acapella choral music from the WFMT studios.

“Tammen has built his Chorale into an impressive instrument, so much so that it was often easy to forget that it comprises volunteer, ‘amateur’ vocalists.” John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

Chicago Chorale is a professional-level ensemble of singers who cultivate their craft out of genuine love and dedication, giving freely of their time and talent. Chicago Chorale enriches the lives of those in its community by broadening awareness of and deepening emotional connection to great choral music.

The ensemble gives sensitive and thought-provoking performances of a diverse choral repertoire, from well-loved works to overlooked masterpieces to newly commissioned pieces. Chicago Chorale selects music that will challenge and thrill listeners and performers alike, and maintains a commitment to artistic excellence and integrity.

Biography courtesy of the artist’s website.

  • O come, o come Emmanuel, Plainsong 
    arr. based on ensemble improv

  • Ave Maria, by Franz Biebl  

  • Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming, by Michael Praetorius
    Jan Sandström

  • Virga Jesse floruit, WAB 52, by Anton Bruckner

  • Bogoroditse Devo, by Sergei Rachmaninoff      
    from Vespers, Op. 37

  • Den signade dag, by Traditional
    arr. Nils Lindberg – Jessica Melger, soloist

  • In The Bleak Midwinter, by Gustav Holst   

  • The Bethlehem Star, Bob Chilcott  

  • Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, by Johannes Brahms

  • Ding dong merrily on high, Arr. Charles Wood

  • Toast pour le novel an, by Gioachino Rossini

Playlist

O come, o come Emmanuel, Plainsong 
arr. based on ensemble improv

Ave Maria, by Franz Biebl  

In The Bleak Midwinter, by Gustav Holst   

O magnum mysterium, Javier Busto  

Hodie Christus natus est, by Francis Poulenc    

The Bethlehem Star, Bob Chilcott  

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, by Johannes Brahms

Ding dong merrily on high, Arr. Charles Wood

Lux fulgebit, by Javier Centeno Martin 

Toast pour le novel an, by Gioachino Rossini

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