Chicago Chamber Choir Fall Concert
Virtual concert streams Saturday, October 24, 2020
“Through the Valley” is a retrospective program that will celebrate CCC’s past and present. Drawing on themes of community–especially in a time of physical distance–this concert will feature a new commission for socially-distanced and masked choir outdoors by English-American composer Ed Frazier Davis with cinematography by Emmy®-winning Harry Watson of Watson Visuals. The video recording of this commission will be in collaboration with the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods and the Smith Nature Symposium. New virtual choir videos will be included in the concert, as well as archival audio from previous seasons, conducted by Christopher Windle (Artistic Director), Amy Keipert (Associate Conductor), and Timm Adams (former Artistic Director). New, original artwork will accompany the archival audio, created by Chicago-based artist Oscar Joyo. The program will feature works by Moses Hogan, Bobby McFerrin, Kile Smith, Gerald Finzi, and Josquin des Prez.
The Chicago Chamber Choir
The mission of the Chicago Chamber Choir is to create experiences that engage our community in high quality choral art. Our vision is to be Chicago’s preeminent avocational choral ensemble through diverse and innovative programming, excellence in artistry, and community enrichment.
The Chicago Chamber Choir’s 40 singers come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are professional musicians, others are teachers, and still others have careers in fields as diverse as law and medicine. They are united through their passion for world-class choral singing.
The choir’s repertoire is diverse and expansive; each program carefully curated, drawing from the immense collection of choral music throughout history and around the world. CCC has a special interest in contemporary choral music and how it speaks to the lives and values of modern singers and audiences.
The Chicago Chamber Choir is committed to extending our community beyond our singing members to other musicians, community partners, and our audience. We seek to use music to affect positive change in the world. Collaboration, with groups large and small, is part of that identity. Collaborating musical ensembles include CHAI Collaborative Ensemble, Youth Choral Theater of Chicago, and the Lakeview Orchestra. Community partnerships include the Chicago Historical Society and Night Ministry.