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.
Concert Video Clips
A Virtual Christmas, Elmhurst Choral Union's 2020 Christmas performance.
Video recording copyright Elmhurst Choral Union, 2020. Used with permission.
Our Next Performance
Be inspired by Handel’s Messiah, sung by Elmhurst Choral Union with full professional orchestra and soloists in the warm community setting and great acoustics of Hammerschmidt Chapel (on the campus of Elmhurst University) on Sunday, December 19th at 3:00PM.
The performance features all of Part 1, and major portions of Parts 2 and 3.
Tickets can be purchased at the link below or by calling 1-800-836-3006.
Pandemic Safety Protocols: The health of all of our audience members is of the utmost importance for our upcoming December concert. In line with other Chicagoland area performing arts organizations, Elmhurst Choral Union will require proof of vaccination and facial masks to enter and attend the performance. You will be required to show your vaccination card (hard copy or digital copy) upon entrance to the chapel. Please be sure to visit our website, www.
Some Kind Words
“In Elmhurst! And it’s always great!”
“A treat to the ears and spirit”
“I have sung elsewhere, and there is no place like ECU.”
“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.”
“Mastery of music, voice & presentation”
“Soloists + chorus + orchestra = Fantastic!”
“This is the best way to begin the Christmas season!!!”
“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.”
“Outstanding professional quality of the singers and musicians”
“Excellent choir sound. Great diction and balance. Soloists were also excellent.” “Delightful music, great choir, excellent soloists.”
“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.”
“Such a big and sophisticated sound from a volunteer group in a suburban community is very impressive, indeed.”