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.
deliver our souls: On humanity’s shared experience
We live in a world divided. Yet one experience unites us: our mortality. Often, the end of winter brings us into a transitional season of reflection, looking within to the depths of grief and despair so as to find with new eyes the light of hope and redemption. This concert evokes this very exploration we all share, also inviting us in with new eyes. Featuring Gabriel Jackson’s rapturous Requiem and James MacMillan’s stunning Cantos Segrados, we bring two pieces to life each, each with a foundation in ancient rites and texts yet both infusing new life into those foundations with contemporary ficta—texts, cultural meanings, specific circumstances—to create a connection through time and space.
benjamin rivera Guest Conducts WFC 47th Season
Walk into a highly-acclaimed choral performance in Chicago and chances are Dr. Benjamin Rivera has had some hand in it. With an impressive and growing resume of experiences, both singing and conducting, including ventures with the CSO Chorus, Grant Park Music Festival, and Chicago a capella to name just a few, Rivera is quickly becoming required listening for Chicago choral audiences.
highlights from this and the past season: what featured composers had to say
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