Past Concerts

Our recent classical performances include Messiah (which we sing every other December), Bach B Minor Mass, opera choruses by Verdi and Bizet, masses by Puccini and Bruckner, and the requiems of Mozart and Brahms.

Newer repertoire includes works by Morten Lauridsen, Karl Jenkins, and John Rutter. We have performed American music from the colonial era through 21st-century jazz-influenced arrangements of Christmas music.

In guest appearances with the Elmhurst Symphony, we have sung Faure Requiem, opera choruses by Wagner and Boito, Haydn Creation, and Beethoven Choral Fantasy.

Microwave Masterpieces 2023

August 20, 2023

Members of the Elmhurst Choral Union and singing friends learn works from American Songbook composers: Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers!

British Jubliee

April 23, 2023

Join the Elmhurst Choral Union as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary Season with our spring concert, British Jubilee!

70th Anniversary Raffle

April 23, 2023

Purchase a Raffle Ticket to be entered into win one of three prizes:

1. A week long stay trip to Cabo

2. Extreme Experience

3. Dining Experience

Each raffle ticket is $100

Medley of Melodies 2023

February 25, 2023

A friendly evening in a casual setting featuring the musical selections of Broadway, Opera, Classical & Folk.


Spirit of Christmas

December 18, 2022

Join us for a celebration of the Holiday season with the Elmhurst Choral Union. Spirit of Christmas features works by Daniel Pinkham, Leroy Anderson, Clement Clark Moore, Harry Simeon, and John Rutter.

Microwave Masterpieces 2022

August 14, 2022

Join us for our first instant choir event since 2019! We are so excited to be back in person.

Singers from throughout the Chicago suburbs joined members of Elmhurst Choral Union for our instant choir event.


Majestic Mozart 2022

April 24, 2022

Be inspired by Mozart along with Haydn and Ola Gjeilo.  The concert features Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C Major and Mozart Symphony No 31 in addition to Haydn’s The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation and Ola Gjeilo’s The Ground.  The featured orchestra is Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra.  The Elmhurst Choral Union Chamber Singers will make an appearance!

Medley of Melodies 2022

March 05, 2022

A relaxed evening of song with our singers in a variety of styles.

Messiah December 2021

December 19, 2021

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 3:00 PM.

The performance features all of Part 1, and major portions of Parts 2 and 3.


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, regularly and prior to your arrival the day of the performance in the event there has been a change.  Please note that all performers are fully vaccinated.

Mutual May Music

May 15, 2021

An inspiring virtual performance from a variety of composers featuring the Elmhurst Choral Union, soloists, and the Kontras Quartet.

Medley of Melodies 2021

March 20, 2021


A Virtual Christmas 2020

December 24, 2020

Our very first virtual concert

Medley of Melodies 2020

February 29, 2020

Our singer cabaret, filled with solos & ensembles from Broadway, opera, classic rock & more.

The Music of Christmas 2019

December 15, 2019

A joyful mix of Christmas music by Vivaldi, Alfred Burt, & John Williams
plus a sing-along of carols.

Microwave Masterpieces 2019

August 25, 2019

Singers from throughout the Chicago suburbs joined members of Elmhurst Choral Union for our instant choir event.

Liszt & Schubert 2019

April 28, 2019

Inspiring sacred music by composers known for other musical works.

Medley of Melodies 2019

March 02, 2019

A relaxed evening of song with our singers in a variety of styles.

Handel’s Messiah 2018

December 02, 2018

A well-received performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Microwave Masterpieces 2018

August 26, 2018

Our singers and singing friends put together a masterpiece in just 1 afternoon.

American Voices 2018

April 29, 2018

Great American texts, set by great American composers.

Medley of Melodies 2018

February 24, 2018

A casual evening of our singers in solos and small ensembles, performing pop, folk, Broadway, and opera.

The Many Moods of Christmas 2017

December 03, 2017

Festive music by John Rutter and Robert Shaw

Totally Mozart 2017

April 30, 2017

Mozart’s profound thoughts on life and afterlife in this all-Mozart concert.

Medley of Melodies 2017

February 25, 2017

A fun evening of solos and ensembles from Broadway, opera, folk, and novelty songs.

Handel’s Messiah 2016

December 04, 2016

The Christmastime classic.

Divine Dvorak 2016

April 03, 2016

Elmhurst Choral Union performed an all-Dvorak program, including his Mass in D Major