Love to sing?

Elmhurst Choral Union receiving standing ovation after performance

Feel the excitement of performing with ECU! Share the thrill of singing, elevate your passion, and inspire others through moving music.

ECU promises our singers:

  • Excitement and opportunity: You’ll perform with a professional orchestra, a rare experience not to be missed and impossible to imitate.
  • Community and camaraderie: Young or old, from city or suburbs, you’ll be part of a diverse singing family; sharing interests, learning from each other and growing as musicians together.
  • Challenge and encouragement: Enhance your vocal technique and musical skills. Bolstered by your fellow singers, you’ll work hard, take risks and have fun!


Membership is open to singers with previous choral experience and/or the ability to read music. You will have a brief, low-key audition with our director to determine vocal strength and range. Please be prepared to vocalize and sing one prepared song (in any language) or The Star-Spangled Banner. At this time, we especially need basses and tenors.

Our next auditions will be held in September. To be notified please join our email list.

To reserve an audition appointment or to learn more, please submit the form on our connect page.


Elmhurst Choral Union rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in Irion Hall. There is on-campus parking (a nice big lot on the north side of Alexander), but it’s not right next to Irion Hall, so plan an extra five minutes to walk to the building.

During the final week before a performance, we hold a Saturday rehearsal in Elmhurst College’s beautiful Hammerschmidt Chapel. Major concerts are held in Hammerschmidt Chapel at 3:00 pm on a Sunday (December and April).

Membership Requirements: To maintain a high quality performance with professional orchestra and soloists, members are financially responsible for 5 tickets to each concert and pay an annual membership fee. You will need to purchase a copy of the score, available at rehearsals. Contact us if you have questions.

Come sing with us!

ECU rehearses at Elmhurst College on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm. Visitors are always welcome!

Irion Hall Room 200
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126