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Our classical concerts are performed throughout the Chicago south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. Our gala 20th anniversary season, “Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” will include a retrospective of two decades of musical excellence, and a preview of future seasons which promise to be as exciting and fulfilling as the past. We invite you to join us for this pivotal season! As is the long-standing tradition with the Chorale, admission to all concerts is free of charge. Free-will donations are gratefully accepted.

Each classical concert of our 2017-2018 season has something different and special to offer:

Classical Concerts by South Holland Master Chorale

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.

St. Irenaeus Catholic Church
78 Cherry St., Park Forest, IL

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.

First Reformed Church of South Holland
15924 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL

We begin our 20th Anniversary Season with the first piece ever performed under the direction of Mr. Jackson – the mighty “Last Words of David” by American composer Randall Thompson. Other works from our first season are coupled with favorites from throughout the past 20 years, as well as new works never yet sung by the Chorale. A preview of works to be heard in our Christmas and spring concerts, and our ever-popular presentation of spirituals will round out the program. We invite you to come to either (or both!) of our concert venues to hear works by Randall Thompson, Gabriel Faure, Nathaniel Dett, and many others, as well as selections from Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Mozart’s “Requiem.” For more information, email chorale@southholland.org or call 708-210-2913.

17th Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 3, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.

St. Victor Catholic Church
553 Hirsch Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish
500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, IN 46311

Music for Celebration Classical Concerts

By popular demand, we are expanding 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, the Southlake Children’s Choir, and YOU! Come listen to the “glorious” Gloria of Antonio Vivaldi with soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and lend your voice to the singing of grand Christmas carols to the accompaniment of orchestra and organs! In addition to the beautiful stained-glass sanctuary of St. Victor’s, which has been our home for the past 17 years, 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.

Christmas at St. Victor's Classic Concerts

Martin Luther King Celebration

Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

Christ Community Church
1151 E. 170th St., South Holland, IL 60473

The Master Chorale participates in the annual celebration of the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come and join us for this inspiring and uplifting event, as the community pays tribute to this pivotal figure in human rights and social justice!

The Mystery of Mozart: Requiem Mass

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 3:00 p.m.

Covenant United Church of Christ
1130 E. 54th St., South Holland, IL 60473

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 4:00 p.m.

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409

Royal Splendor: Music of Handel and Mozart

Thrilling, haunting, enchanting, exciting – these are just a few of the adjectives use by audiences throughout the world in describing the monumental Requiem Mass of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Written in the last year of his life, this tremendous work was considered by Mozart to be the music for his own funeral. Come bask in the beauty of Mozart’s final work as the Chorale is once again joined by soloists and the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra for our seventh 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.

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South Holland Master Chorale is a premiere 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.