Elmhurst College Choirs Present Spring Concert on April 12

April 1, 2015 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

The Elmhurst College Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus pride themselves on performing music in a wide range of styles, from classical to madrigal to jazz.

The choirs will present their Spring Choral Concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Elmhurst College Concert Choir, directed by Susan 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. For the last two years, the choir also appeared in the Emmy-nominated PBS television special A Christmas Carol, The Concert.

The Concert Choir maintains a long-standing tradition of touring throughout the U.S., and performed recently in California, Missouri, Tennessee, New York and Canada. The choir will perform on Saturday, April 11, at Chicago’s Symphony Center as part of the Windy City Choral Festival under the direction of Randall Stroope. The Concert Choir also has performed in Prague with the Czech National Symphony, and for Academy Award winner Howard Shore for his Lord of the Rings Symphony. The group also recorded the vocal soundtrack for the videogame symphony CD Distant Worlds IIMore Music from FINAL FANTASY.

The Elmhurst College Chamber Singers, also directed by Moninger, is an auditioned select ensemble that performs madrigals and other forms of challenging Renaissance and Classical literature. This group often performs for corporate and private events during the holidays, and has appeared on the NBC Channel 5 morning news.

Moninger is a music professor and director of choral activities at Elmhurst College. She is the co-founder and director of Showchoir Camps of America, and is an active clinician and adjudicator in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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 twentieth century. Tallman has held faculty positions in music education at Northern Illinois University and was director of music education at Illinois Benedictine University. For more information visit our music department website, or call the Department of Music at (630) 617-3515.

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