Welcome to the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale
The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale has been providing an eclectic mix of choral music for Chicago's western suburbs for more than 30 years. You'll find everything from the classics to jazz to spirituals on the Chorale's concert programs—all performed by people who love to sing! The Chorale is home to 50-60 singers from a variety of backgrounds. Our goal is to enjoy and appreciate the gift we have in music, and to bring that gift to you in our concerts. We hope to see you in our audience very soon!
This year's Wintersong concerts promise another wonderful opportunity to enjoy the music of Christmas! The Chorale is excited about singing the popular Gloria written by prolific composer John Rutter, which will form the centerpiece of this year's concerts. If you like brass, you won't want to miss it! Rutter's Gloria is a virtual display piece for choir, brass, and organ, and we have some outstanding instrumentalists set to join us on this piece. After this exciting quarter hour of listening, you'll definitely be ready for Christmas!
But that's not all! Our concert will also feature quieter moments, such as the stunning Emily Crocker setting of Do You Hear What I Hear?, and another Rutter composition, this one a hauntingly beautiful setting of the lullaby Dormi Jesu (Sleep, Jesus). And we've reserved something big and festive to end our concert—and it just might include a singalong, which our audiences always enjoy!
Wintersong 2016 is a great way to begin your celebration of this most wonderful time of the year! See our Tickets page for more information, and we'll look forward to seeing you there!
The Cloths of Heaven by René Clausen, commissioned by the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale and performed in its world premiere on May 6-7, 2016 at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.