Classical Concerts

Our 2022-2023 Season

Our 2022-23 Season


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.

Songs of Celebration

Join us for a concert that explores the many occasions we celebrate with song. From coronations and weddings to songs that celebrate patriotism, biblical leaders, simple living and the African American voice.

October 2, 2022 4pm

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

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First Reformed Church

South Holland, IL

St. Thomas More

Munster, IN

October 16, 2022 4pm

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

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Hymns of Praise

Throughout the year hymns of praise are offered that honor holidays and special events. Explore with the Chorale the wide variety of music, familiar and new that brings praise to such occasions as Coronations, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and beyond. Accompanied by the Gargoyle Brass and organ don’t be surprised if you’re invited to sing along and be part of the festivities.

November 20, 2022 4pm

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

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Gargoyle Brass

Rodney Holmes, Music Director

St. John Neumann

Homewood, IL

The Music of Living

The Music of Living – Dan Forrest
Requiem – Gabriel Faure
There Will Be Rest – Frank Ticheli

American composer and a South Holland Master Chorale favorite, Dan Forrest has written an exuberant setting of a text teeming with the joy and optimism of life. This work is balanced with the gentle, unassuming and beautifully lyrical setting the Requiem text by Gabriel Faure. It is this very quality of understatement which contributes so eloquently to the work’s universal appeal. It’s impossible not to be moved by the ethereal beauty of this humble masterpiece. The concert concludes with Frank Ticheli’s masterful setting of Sara Teasdale’s lyric poem which looks to the stars for serenity and promise.

May 14, 2023 4pm

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

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May 21, 2023 4pm

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

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St. John the Evangelist

St. John, IN

St. Maria Goretti

Dyer, IN

Gabriel Faure

Gabriel Faure

Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest

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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.

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