Chicago a cappella Announces 2024–25 Season

Across three programs, the ensemble mines early music, prose, and jazz inspirations in performances in Chicago and its suburbs.

Music of the Baroque Journeys Through Time in 2024–2025 Season

Highlights include rarely-heard gems, beloved holiday concerts, and the 80th birthday celebration of Nicholas Kraemer.

Los Angeles Master Chorale

A preview of the preeminent ensemble’s upcoming performance of Music to Accompany a Departure with artistic director Grant Gershon.

The Sound of Home: Debussy, Caroline Shaw and Florence Price

The musical celebration of our new hall continues with a US Premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.

New Choral Music for the Season

Discover new music including Reena Esmail’s A Winter Breviary and Roderick Williams’s O Adonai.

Playlist: The Best Classical Christmas Albums of 2023

Stunning renditions of contemporary works, stirring early music performances, and more.

A Chicagoland Holiday Preview

A roundup of select concerts for the holiday season.

Bella Voce Unveils 2023-2024 Season

The season embarks on explorations of both staples and forgotten gems of Renaissance and Early Music repertoire.

The Sound of Home: Debussy, Caroline Shaw and Florence Price

The musical celebration of our new hall continues with a US Premiere by Pulitzer Prize–winner Caroline Shaw.

Roderick Williams – English Orpheus

An interview with the artist in advance of his performances with Music of the Baroque next month.

Playlist: The Best Classical Christmas Albums of 2022

Christmas is the most musical time of the year, and each December, we look forward to sharing a new assortment of festive holiday albums.

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 Sings Christmas Classics in 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.