South Holland Master Chorale

The South Holland Master Chorale welcomes you to our 2019-2020 season under the direction of Albert M. Jackson. As has been the case for the past 21 years, our season, our singers, and our dedication to presenting the very best in choral literature have all remained at the same high level you have come to know, expect, and appreciate. The South Holland Master Chorale remains the Chicago Southland’s premiere symphonic chorus, having performed many of the greatest masterpieces of classical choral and choral/orchestral literature.

The 100+ member South Holland chorus has performed throughout the Chicago south suburbs and Northwest Indiana, with orchestras including the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the LaPorte Symphony, the Illinois Philharmonic, and the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. The group also undertook a successful European concert tour to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 2011.


2019-2020 season – “From the Heart to the Heart”


“Travelling Music”

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Come join us on a musical journey through this world and into the next music of African-American spirituals, early American hymns, and an American premiere of a jazz-based anthem, as well as standards by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Felix Mendelssohn, and others! This is a concert for the ears and hearts of all those travelers who, in the words of one of our songs, want “to cross o’er Jordan’s stormy waves and leave the world behind.” As with our other concerts, there are two venues to choose from. Take your pick, or come to both!


“The Morning Star”

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 3:00 pm (please note time!)

We are excited to announce a new venue for our 19th annual Christmas concert – the spacious, resonant, and beautiful sanctuary of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Homewood! This venue, along with our home at St. Maria Goretti in Dyer, IN, will form the twin bases for our Christmas Concerts in the upcoming seasons. Joining us again after their triumphant debut in last season’s spring concerts will be the astonishingly talented Davidsmeier Quartet, four sisters ages 11-16, in the music of Corelli, Kuhnau, Mendelssohn, and new arrangements of beloved Christmas carols and hymns. The wonderful Southlake Children’s Choir under the direction of Michael Cierski will sing for us again this year as well! Come join us for this grand tradition, and bring your voice to help us on the sing-along carols! Early arrival is strongly recommended!

The December 8th program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


“Little Diamonds – smaller works of great composers”

Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 7:30 pm (please note day and time!)
Sunday, June 7, 2020 – 4:00 pm

We close our season with two works of supreme beauty and great spiritual depth – the Haydn “Little Organ” Mass, with its soaring Benedictus movement for soprano and solo organ, and the intensely moving Requiem for the Living by contemporary composer Dan Forrest. Both of these works were written not for full orchestra, but rather for a more intimate instrumental ensemble, each one very effective, not by means of bombast or drama, but through reflective purity and celestial beauty. Among the instrumentalists joining us for this concert will be talented young players from the Northwest Indiana Youth Orchestra! Come experience these works for yourself! As with our other concerts, there are two venues to choose from. Take your pick, or come to both!


For more information, email or call 708-210-2913.

For detailed information about our concerts, see our concerts page.

Featured Chorus Videos

Coronation Anthem No. 1 “Zadok the Priest”
by G.F. Handel



Mozart’s Misericordias Domini


South Holland Master Chorale is a premier choral group, under the direction of Albert M. Jackson, that performs classical concerts throughout the Chicago Southern Suburbs and Northwest Indiana. We have over 100 members and are recognized for our notable performances including by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Grand Mass in C minor, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, and most recently the Mozart Requiem, Bernstein’s Mass, and the concert version of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with the Illinois Philharmonic.