Classical Concerts

Our 2023-2024 Season

Our 2023-24 Season


Our classical concerts are performed throughout the Chicago south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. We invite you to join us for these FREE FAMILY concerts!

Free-will donations are gratefully accepted.

Of Hope, Healing & Discovery

A concert inspiring, hope, healing, and reflection.

Discover masterful composers of today in this concert that explores themes of hope, healing, joyfulness, spirituality, reflection, and nature. Featured prominently are African American composers Margaret Bonds and Rosephanye Powell and other leading women composers, including Carol Barnett, Gwyneth Walker, Barbara Baker, and Susan LaBarr, alongside renowned composers of Art Music such as Dan Forrest, Christopher Tin, Frank Ticheli, and Stephen Paulis. Renowned authors e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, the Old and New Testaments and others offer inspiring texts to these award-winning composers.

Together, we will experience the rich traditions of Spirituals and feel the music down in our souls.

Accompanied by pianist Marilyn Bourgeois.

October 8, 2023 4pm

Christ Our Savior Parish, South Holland, IL
880 E. 154th St, South Holland, IL 60473
Reception Following

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Christ Our Savior

South Holland, IL

St. Julie Billiart

Tinley Park, IL

October 15, 2023 3pm

St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park, IL
7399 W. 159th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Julie Billiart Logo

Holiday Joy & Fanfare

The Master Chorale celebrates Christmas

Bring the family to experience joy, grandeur, fanfare and seasonal favorites. The ever-popular Gargoyle Brass along with organist Mark Sudeith, will join the Chorale in this festive Christmas concert featuring Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata,” holiday favorites, and sing-alongs.

Don’t miss this Master Chorale tradition that ushers in the season with glorious fanfare bringing the community together in a joyous celebration.

Gargoyle Brass

Rodney Holmes, Music Director

St. John Neumann & Christ Our Savior

Homewood & South Holland, IL

December 3, 2023 4pm

St. John Neumann, Homewood, IL
17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 60430

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December 10, 2023 4pm

Christ Our Savior Parish, South Holland, IL
880 E. 154th St, South Holland, IL 60473

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A Mass for Troubled Times

A Call for Peace

We certainly live in troubled times. This concert celebrates the amazing things God has given us, things to be thankful for, and a cry for peace in the world. The concert presents the stirring work “i thank You God for most this amazing day” by Dan Forrest (text by e.e. cummings), paired with the “Mass for Troubled Times” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Written in 1798 when the world was in turbulent times with Napoleon’s army challenging European powers, this work is considered by many scholars to be Haydn’s greatest single composition. It is a Masterwork for the ages.

The power of the human voice can change the world. Our voices resound in glorious harmony and in one accord as we conclude the Mass exclaiming, “DONA NOBIS PACEM!” – GIVE US PEACE!


May 19, 2024 4pm

All Souls Parish, Lansing
3010 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL 60438

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All Souls Parish

June 2, 2024 4pm

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

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All Souls Parish

Lansing, IL

St. John the Evangelist

St. John, IN

Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn

Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest

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Our Vision:

The South Holland Master Chorale will be a diverse, welcoming community of singers that uses the power of music to heal, enrich and inspire.

Our Mission:

The South Holland Master Chorale's mission is to use musical performance and innovative community collaboration to inspire, connect and educate, enhancing the quality of life for all.