Jeremy Filsell on The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

The Director of Music at St. Thomas Church shares the history of the ensemble in advance of their October concert in Chicago.

After 28 Years, Chicago Symphony Chorus Director Duain Wolfe Gives a ‘Joyous Farewell’

“I’ve been very lucky. Not only did I get the world’s best job, but I also got to work closely with the world’s best conductors: Barenboim, Muti, Boulez, Haitink, you name it!”

6 Chicago Concerts and Celebrations for Juneteenth 2021

Many have their Juneteenth parades and celebrations all ready to go, but if you’re on the hunt for some plans, consider attending one of these six unique events.

Famous German boys’ choir to add separate choir for girls

One of Germany’s most famous Catholic boys’ choirs plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1,000-year history.

Duain Wolfe of Chicago Symphony Chorus to Retire; WFMT GM Reflects on 25+ Years of Excellence

WFMT general manager George Preston shares his thoughts on the announcement that Duain Wolfe will retire as director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

What Are Shape Notes? Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo’s Fire Explains

Although shape notes were introduced in 18th-century England, this unique musical notation found popularity in the United States: first in New England and later in the American South. It’s recently experienced a renaissance of sorts…

2020’s 8 Best Classical Christmas Albums

Every year, the holiday season brings a new assortment of fabulous and festive Christmas albums.

Mormon choir Christmas concert cancelled due to pandemic

The annual Christmas concert by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ choir has been canceled because of lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

4 Can’t-Miss Chicago Juneteenth Livestreams

As the city, state, and country celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US, Chicago arts and music organizations are giving performances and leading discussions centering Black artists. Here are four music-related streams we think you should tune in to.

Bernstein MASS: Join Marin Alsop, Paolo Szot, and WFMT’s George Preston for a Live Panel Discussion

In the hour leading up to the premiere of the Ravinia Festival recording of Bernstein‘s MASS on PBS‘s Great Performances, we invite you to join us for this free panel.

E-Thereal: Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir Performs ‘Lux Aurumque’

While isolating ourselves in our homes, many of us have been keeping our social connections through technology. Though the deep need for this technology may feel new, the popular choral composer Eric Whitacre pioneered the concept of a “virtual choir” over a decade ago.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season

See what’s in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.

Video: Chanticleer Performs Christmas Classics in Chicago’s Stunning Fourth Presbyterian Church

Chanticleer shares festival carols spanning over three centuries at the gorgeous Gothic-inspired Fourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile!

Video: Deck the Halls with Merry, Merry Chicago!

Chicago Symphony Chorus members and pianist Sharon Peterson visited WFMT to spread some cheer and share this short and sweet rendition of a Christmas classic.

Playlist: Christmas Classics Performed by Chicago Artists

Chicagoans really know how to celebrate the holidays! Here’s a playlist of Christmas favorites as performed by Chicago-area artists and ensembles.

13 Chicago Area Arts and Music Events for a Frightening and Fun Halloween

Whether you’re looking for a hardcore horror flick or a family-friendly outing, this list has you covered for some of the Chicago area’s Halloween highlights!

Why Composer and Chicago Children’s Choir Alum Ted Hearne Embraces Politics in His Art

The Chicago-born artist attributes his interest in politics and social justice to his many years singing in the Chicago Children’s Choir.

11 New Chicago Ensembles You Should Know

For naysayers who think classical music is on the decline, these Chicago-based performing groups offer the perfect response. All founded in the past three years, they’re offering fresh takes on repertoire familiar and unfamiliar, expanding the musical canon and enlivening the musical life of our city.

Students Commemorate Legacy of Matthew Shepard, LGBTQ Hate Crime Victim, Through Song

More than two decades after the tragedy which catalyzed a generation of LGBTQ activists and inspired national hate-crime legislation, Matthew Shepard’s story is being shared with a new generation through music.

Playlist: WFMT Selects Classical Music to Help You Brave the Winter

Winter can be grueling, but music can warm and soothe. Here’s the music that helps WFMT get through the season.

Playlist: The Vienna Boys Choir Shares their Favorite Christmas Music!

A Viennese Christmas would not be complete without the glorious sounds of the Vienna Boys Choir. We asked the choir members to select their favorite Christmas carols that they have performed.

Video | Chanticleer Returns to WFMT for an Impromptu of Festive Holiday Music

Chanticleer, a leading men’s vocal group returned to WFMT for an Impromptu and Facebook Live video broadcast of joyous holiday songs. Enjoy the full video broadcast here!

Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be singing the same tune but under a new name. The choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move aimed at ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and others. The singers will now be called …

WFMT, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrate Bernstein 100 In Pop-up Boystown Performance

To celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, WFMT and the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presented a pop-up performance of “Somewhere” from the composer’s beloved musical West Side Story. The event was broadcast live from the Legacy Walk in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.

VIDEO | The Vienna Boys Choir Shares Holiday Classics in the WFMT Studios

The celebrated Vienna Boys Choir stopped by the WFMT studios during a tour across the United States to spread some holiday cheer.