Welcome to a NEW Season!

Philip Bauman, music director

Dear friends of and listeners to the South Holland Master Chorale:

I’m excited and delighted to invite you to my first season as director of the South Holland Master Chorale! Taking this masterful choir into the next chapter of excellent performances and concert experiences will be a challenging and rewarding journey. I’m sure of it. – Philip Bauman

Join us for our first concert together!

Fall Concerts – Songs of Celebration

Sunday, October 2, 2022 @ 4pm

First Reformed Church, 15924 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL 60473

Sunday, October 16, 2022 @ 4pm

St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 8501 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN 46321

Come Join Us! – New Member Info

We are entering a NEW season of chorus recruitment. If you’ve attended one of our concerts and thought “I’d like to try that,” now is the time. If you love to sing and want to be part of nurturing, caring, supportive vocal family, now is the time to sign up.

We are a non-auditioned vocal ensemble that provides solo opportunities to our members. We promote soloists from within so if you have the talent and desire to stand in front, there could be a place for you.

Please let us know of your interest by sending us a quick note, or fill out our Registration Form.


Rehearsals take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 60430 at 7pm on Monday evenings.

We ask that you register with us so we can provide you with music and other important information. If you’re ready to sign up please fill out our Registration Form and mail it to the address indicated on the form. If this is a last-minute submission you can email it to us. If you have questions, give us a call 708-210-2913

I hope you will join us on our NEW adventure as we celebrate great choral singing in the Southland and Northwest Indiana.

Philip Bauman, Director
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Our 2022-23 Season

Songs of Celebration

October 2, 2022 4pm

First Reformed Church of South Holland
15924 South Park Ave, South Holland, IL 60473

October 16, 2022 4pm

St. Thomas More, Munster, IN
8501 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321

Hymns of Praise

November 20, 2022 4pm

Ss. Joseph, Anne and Emeric Parish, Homewood, IL
17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 60430

The Music of Living

May 14, 2023 4pm – Location TBD

St. Maria Goretti
500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, IN 4631

May 21, 2023 4pm

St. John the Evangelist – St. John, IN
10701 Olcott Ave, St. John, IN 46373


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South Holland Master Chorale

The South Holland Master Chorale welcomes you to our 2022-2023 season and our inaugural year under the new leadership of Philip Bauman. The Chorale is excited to usher in a new era of leadership and continue our spectacular traditions for GREAT choral performance. As has been the case for the past 23 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 premier 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.


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 Philip J. Bauman, 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 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.