Love to sing?

Elmhurst Choral Union, orchestra, and soloists in concert

Feel the excitement of being in a high-quality performance, singing with an orchestra!
Share the thrill of singing, elevate your passion, and inspire others through moving music.

Elmhurst Choral Union promises singers

  • Opportunity: You’ll perform with a professional orchestra, a rare experience not to be missed and impossible to imitate.
  • Challenge: Enhance your vocal technique and musical skills. Bolstered by your fellow singers, you’ll work hard, take risks and have fun!
  • Encouragement: If you want to learn more about music theory or refine your home rehearsal methods, we have tools for you.
  • Camaraderie: You’ll be part of a singing family of diverse ages and backgrounds; sharing interests, learning from each other and growing as musicians together.

Singer Auditions

Membership is open to Chicago area 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. All voice parts are welcome, and we especially seek basses and tenors.

Our next auditions will be held in August 2018.  Please join our email list to get a reminder of auditions.

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, room 200 at Elmhurst College. To see a PDF of the campus, click here. 

There is on-campus parking (a nice big lot on the north side of Alexander Boulevard), 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 beautiful Hammerschmidt Chapel. Major concerts are held in Hammerschmidt Chapel at 3:00 pm on a Sunday (early December and late 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