The 2014-2015 Season
For more than forty years the Ferris Chorale has thrilled audiences in its hometown Chicago, across the country and around the world. Our concert tours have taken us to prestigious international music festivals and our internationally broadcast recordings have brought the joy of our music making to hundreds of thousands of listeners. In keeping with this long standing tradition, the three subscription series features American premiers of accessible and adventurous music by South African composer Jean Joubert, and the early twentieth century Italians Bonaventura Somma and Ildebrando Pizetti.
All in all, this 43rd season is truly Fantastic and, as always, full of variety and splendid melody.
December 7, 2014 / 2:30 PM Madonna Della Strada Chapel / Loyola University
December 13, 2014 / 7:30 PM Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church / Chicago (Lakeview)
December 14, 2014 / 3:00 PM Emmanuel Episcopal Church / LaGrange
Your holiday season will not be complete without the Chorale's Christmas concert. In addition to delightful carol arrangements and festive polyphony, this year's new discovery is the American premiere of South African composer Jean Joubert's thrilling Five Songs of Incarnation.
ANCIENT RITUALS, NEW VOICES: Two Italian Requiems
February 28, 2015 / 7:30 PM Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church / Chicago (Lakeview)
March 1, 2015 / 3:00 PM Emmanuel Episcopal Church / LaGrange
Two requiems from post-World War One Italy: The American Premier of Bonaventura Somma's Missa pro Defunctis, and the Chicago premiere of Ildebrando Pizetti's Messa di Requiem. A lush harmonic palette reminiscent of Puccini and Respighi delivers an impact both powerful and immediate.
CANCIONES de GUITARRA: Music for Guitar and Voices
April 11, 2015 / 7:30 PM Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church / Chicago (Lakeview)
Dynamic, young classical guitarist You Wang joins the Chorale for the season's final concert. The centerpiece of this contemporay Cuban and Spanish romp is Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's impassioned Romancero Gitano. You'll be dancing the tango all the way home!