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.
Christmas Wonder marks 47 Seasons for the William Ferris Chorale
In this world of quick change and up-to-the-minute updates, 47 years’ worth of anything seems a near impossibility. Yet, on December 1, the William Ferris Chorale begins its 47th season performing choral music of contemporary and lesser known composers who we think deserve a listen. Our program Christmas Wonder transports us to the contemplative wonder and mystery of a world awaiting Christ’s birth. Drawing from the works of composers who William Ferris himself saw as visionaries of this message, this program of sacred works invites us into this period of waiting and wonder as only the William Ferris Chorale can.
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
support the william ferris chorale today
Your support has allowed the William Ferris Chorale to enchant its audiences for the past 45 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.