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.
"A Stiller Day" concludes Our 46th Anniversary season
We conclude our 46th anniversary season with a program exploring the ever-timely cadence of the push and pull of conflict and resolution. Returning as guest conductor, Carling FitzSimmons moves us through the anxieties of impending conflict and intensity of battle into the laying down of arms and returning to peace in a presentation that exhibits the vocal and artistic performance range for which the William Ferris Chorale has become known. This program features works from around the globe, each capturing the universality of conflict and resolution in its own detail and context. Included in the program is a new commission for this concert by American composer Victoria Malawey.
carling Fitzsimmons Guest Conducts WFC 46th Season
For some, conducting an ensemble as established as the WFC could be daunting. For Carling, it's the next step in her already diverse and impressive ascent as a unique voice in Chicago's rich musical landscape. One of only a handful of conductors to direct the ensemble, Carling creates a legacy of her own as the first female and youngest rising talent to bring her vision to our stage.
highlights from this and the past season: what featured composers had to say
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