Twenty-four professional voices combine in this choral ensemble, bringing to life rarely-performed, striking works by contemporary classical composers. The result: a kind of music-making you won't find anywhere else.
Our 45th Anniversary season
Celebrate the holiday season with a William Ferris Chorale concert of festive polyphony, delightful carols, and selections honoring the Chorale's founders, Bill Ferris and John Vorrasi. In a concert unlike any you'll hear this season in Chicago, Maestro Paul French concludes his 13-year tenure as Music Director. We expect this concert series to sell out, so purchase your tickets early!
William Ferris Chorale named in "Top Ten Performances of 2015"
Ranking the William Ferris Chorale as having had one of the best performances in Chicago during 2015, Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review writes: "The William Ferris Chorale performs just a handful of concerts every year but under music director Paul French, the programming and performances are invariably of the highest order."
highlights from last season: what featured composers had to say
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Your support has allowed the William Ferris Chorale to enchant its audiences for the past 44 seasons with concerts of seldom-performed works that evoke the soundscape of our time. Your support today ensures future seasons of repertoire you won’t hear anywhere else, and helps us continue providing the kind of top-notch performances you have come to love and expect from the William Ferris Chorale.