South Holland Master Chorale

The South Holland Master Chorale welcomes you to our 2018-2019 season under the direction of Albert M. Jackson. As has been the case for the past 20 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.

 

Upcoming Concerts

South Holland Master Chorale

Americans All

Sunday, October 14 – 4:00 pm

Our 2018-19 season starts off with great beauty and power, as we sing music from “our own backyard,” including pieces by Randall Thompson, Robert Shaw, spirituals by Moses Hogan, and many others!  We even make a brief visit to Hollywood to sing music from one of the great epic films of the 1950s!  We invite you to come to the beautiful sanctuary of First Reformed Church to enjoy the variety of music written by “Americans all.”  For more information, email chorale@southholland.org or call 708-210-2913.

 

18th Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 4:00 and Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 3:00 pm (please note time!)

By popular demand, we have expanded our long-standing tradition of offering this beloved annual Christmas concert to the community! Songs and carols new and old will be sung by the Chorale, with help from the organ, instruments, the Southlake Children’s Choir and YOU! Come to listen to the crystalline harmonies of ancient hymns in new settings by Swedish composer Anders Ohrwall, and lend your voice to the singing of grand Christmas carols to the accompaniment of instruments and organs! In addition to the beautiful stained-glass sanctuary of St. Victor’s, which has been our home for 18 seasons, we are now offering the same concert in the spacious Sanctuary of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Dyer, IN! Early arrival is strongly recommended! For more information, email chorale@southholland.org or call 708-210-2913.

 

Music of Mendelssohn

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 3:30 pm (please note time!)

Mendelssohn’s second symphony, called the “Hymn of Praise,” was written in the style of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, with a free-standing, hour-long finale which serves as a concert in itself, and includes a full orchestra, chorus, and soloists. Come to bask in the luminous music of Felix Mendelssohn as the Chorale is once again joined by soloists and the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra for our eighth annual spring choral/orchestral concert! As with our other concerts, there are two venues to choose from. Take your pick, or come to both! For more information, email chorale@southholland.org 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

 

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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.