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Our classical concerts are performed throughout the Chicago south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. 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 2019-2020 season has something different and special to offer:

“Travelling Music”

Americans All - Classical Concert

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 4:00 pm
First Reformed Church of South Holland
15924 South Park Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 4:00 pm
St. Victor Catholic Church
553 Hirsch Avenue
Calumet City, IL 60409

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! For more information, email chorale@southholland.org or call 708-210-2913.

“The Morning Star”

Classical Concerts South Holland

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 4:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church
17951 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 3:00 pm (please note time!)
St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish
500 Northgate Drive
Dyer, IN 46311

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! For more information, email chorale@southholland.org or call 708-210-2913.

“Little Diamonds – smaller works of great composers”

Music of Mendelssohn

Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 7:30 pm (please note day and time!)
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church
880 E. 154th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
Sunday, June 7, 2020
St. Ann Catholic Church
3010 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL 60438

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 chorale@southholland.org or call 708-210-2913.

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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.