The Elmhurst College choirs, featuring the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus, pride themselves on performing music in a wide range of musical styles, including works by Jake Runestad, Ola Gjelo, Egil Hovland, Stephen Paulus, Gyorgy Orban and others.
The groups will present their Fall Choral Concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Elmhurst College Chamber Singers, directed by Susan Moninger, are a select, auditioned ensemble that performs madrigals and other forms of challenging Renaissance and classical literature. This group often shares the holiday spirit by singing for corporate and private events, and has appeared on the NBC-TV Ch. 5 Sunday morning news program.
The Elmhurst College Concert Choir, also directed by Moninger, is an auditioned group of students from a variety of majors who sing traditional and contemporary choral music. Last December the choir sang with world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli as part of his world tour. The choir also performed in the Emmy-nominated PBS national television special A Christmas Carol, The Concert. The choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in the spring as part of their choir tour.
Moninger is a music professor and director of choral activities at Elmhurst College, and is the co-founder and director of Showchoir Camps of America.
The Elmhurst College Women’s Chorus, directed by Donna Peterson Tallman, is an auditioned select group of women from a variety of majors who sing various styles of literature, including Renaissance, classical and 20th century. Tallman has held faculty positions in music education at Northern Illinois University and was director of music education at Benedictine University.
For more information about music at Elmhurst College, visit the music department’s website or call the Department of Music at (630) 617-3515.