Saturday, May 7, 2022

Music Institute of Chicago: Chorale Performs African-American, African-Latin Works, a free concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

by Daniel Wallenberg with Gregory Shifrin on 
piano, concludes its 2021–22 season with From 
Africa, a free concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 
at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, 
Evanston. The performance also will be available 
via livestream.
The program features compositions by 
African-American and African-Latin American 
composers, including Nathaniel Dett, William 
Grant Still, Florence Price, Thomas Dorsey, Bobbie 
McFerrin, and Miguel Matamorros, and songs from 
Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda.

Soloists include Music Institute voice faculty 
member Rae-Myra Hilliard and guest Tramaine 
Parker. Guest conductor Bryan Johnson shares 
conducting duties with Wallenberg. Also 
joining the Chorale is the Jewish Reconstructionist 
Congregation Choir.

Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity. For the
most up-to-date protocols related to COVID-19, visit
The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale 
performs From Africa,
a free concert, Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 
at Nichols Concert Hall, 
1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
No advance reservations are necessary.
Free access to the livestream will be available 
All programming is subject to change.
Music Institute of Chicago Chorale
The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale is 
a community chorus that provides an 
opportunity for adult singers with prior 
experience to study and perform the 
best in sacred and secular choral music. 
Now in its 34th year, the Chorale has 
one continuing goal: to perform the 
finest sacred and secular choral 
music with the highest of standards 
in a community setting. Under the 
leadership of Conductor Daniel 
Wallenberg, the Chorale has developed 
a wide range of repertoire, including 
motets, madrigals, part-songs, folk 
songs, and larger choral-orchestral 
works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, 
Mozart, Duruflé, and many others. 
Throughout the years, the Chorale 
has collaborated with local choirs 
and symphony orchestras and has 
produced two fully costumed 
Elizabethan madrigal dinners. In 
addition, the Chorale has collaborated 
several times with the Music Institute’s 
voice faculty for concerts of opera and 
Broadway music. 
Music Institute of Chicago
people toward a lifelong engagement 
with music through unparalleled 
teaching, exceptional performances, 
and valuable service initiatives that 
educate, inspire, and build strong, 
healthy communities. Since its 
founding in 1931, the Music 
Institute’s commitment to innovation, 
access, and excellence has served 
as an important community resource 
and helps to ensure music is 
available to everyone. Each year, 
the Music Institute provides 
personalized music instruction to 
more than 1,500 students, regardless of 
age, level of experience, or financial 
means, across eight Community Music 
School locations in Chicago, 
Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake 
Forest, Lincolnshire, and Winnetka, 
as well as online. In addition, the Music 
 Institute brings music education, arts 
curriculum integration, professional 
development, and music 
performance and engagement 
opportunities to thousands in the 
Chicago area; offers scholarship 
opportunities to students in its 
Community School and its Academy, a 
nationally recognized training center 
for highly gifted pre-college pianists 
and string players; and (pre-
pandemic) welcomes more than 
15,000 visitors annually for 
performances, master classes, and 
special events at Nichols Concert Hall.
For information, visit
Top photo: Music Institute of Chicago Chorale courtesy of the Music Institute of Chicago.
Middle photo group clockwise from top: Daniel Wallenberg by David Joel and the following, all courtesy of the artists: Tramaine Parker, Rae-Myra Hilliard, Bryan Johnson.

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