Elmhurst Choral Union is an auditioned volunteer chorus, singing with a professional orchestra and soloists, performing classical masterworks and great choral music of all eras.
We are located in Elmhurst, IL — A Western Suburb of Chicago.
A Sample Video Clip
Bruckner Mass #1 Sanctus - Elmhurst Choral Union
Elmhurst Choral Union’s 2012 performance of Sanctus from Bruckner’s Mass #1, directed by past conductor James MacDonald.
Video recording copyright City of Elmhurst, 2012. Used with permission.
Our Upcoming Concerts
Some Kind Words
“Those of us who enjoy singing seek opportunities to perform with others, to be a part of something larger than ourselves. We are fortunate to live in a community in which such an organization brings together diverse musical amateurs who, under the baton of a talented director, can realize some of the world’s greatest music. Anyone who has had anything to do with an arts organization knows that such longevity doesn’t happen by accident.”
“Outstanding professional quality of the singers and musicians”
“I have sung elsewhere, and there is no place like ECU.”
“Excellent choir sound. Great diction and balance. Soloists were also excellent.””Delightful music, great choir, excellent soloists.”
“Mastery of music, voice & presentation”
“Professional in all aspects”
“Outstanding professional quality”
“Such a big and sophisticated sound from a volunteer group in a suburban community is very impressive, indeed.”
“Joining ECU has been one of the most important and rewarding parts of my life. Singing, as well as being a volunteer and a board member, has made me appreciate how much it takes to have a successful chorus, to have an excellent director, and especially lucky to be a part of ECU.”
“A treat to the ears and spirit”
“This is the best way to being the Christmas season!!!”
“Well sung and played. Excellent soloists.”
“The whole concert was uplifting.”
“Large works provide the musicians and the audiences with a sonic understanding and wisdom allied to beauty, relationships, and proportion that nothing else provides in quite the same way. Pieces from other times and places provide ‘living’ (music is live as no other art or artifact) insights into and learning about our sisters and brothers elsewhere.”
“Beautiful music, superbly done”
“In Elmhurst! And it’s always great!”