This auditioned group made up of our church choir and other vocalists leads in special events at Springbrook and in the community.
Events include the following: Christmas at Pops: Sleigh bells ring and carolers sing as Springbrook’s very own Chicagoland Chorus and Pops Orchestra present the best-loved music of the Christmas season! Christmas Around The World: The Chicagoland Chorus performs for this annual exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry, a commemoration that began as a United Nations salute to American Allies during World War II. Christmas Around the World is sixty year tradition in Chicago that includes a forest of nearly 50 trees each decorated with hand-made crafts and ornaments by members of Chicago’s cultural communities. Civil War Days: Meet historic figures of the era and learn about life in the 1860s as you watch the Chicagoland Chorus perform near the town green prior to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and a battle re-enactment between Union and Confederate troops.
History: The Chicagoland Festival Chorus is an outstanding auditioned vocal group modeled after the renown Voices of Liberty from Walt Disney World’s Epcot. This 25-member chorus is made up vocalists from the Chicagoland area. The group was formed during the summer of 2005 as a ministry of Springbrook Community Church with the goal of sharing great seasonal music through free patriotic and Christmas concerts. Since its formation, this vibrant ensemble has performed for more than 9,500 people during 33 concerts.
Performance venues include the historic Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, Naper Settlement’s Christmas Memories, Naperville’s Naper Days Celebration,and Westfield Shoppingtown Mall as featured performers at Carson, Pirie Scott & J.C. Penney. During the Christmas season the chorus regales audiences with the best-loved songs of the holidays in Dickens period costumes.
The Memorial Weekend Patriotic Extravaganza, which honors the men and women of our nation’s armed forces and the July 4th: A Star Spangled Spectacular community performances, both include heart-stirring music, inspiring visual arts with a display of our nation’s most treasured freedom documents. A 20×30 foot display of “Old Glory” serves as the backdrop for these red, white and blue holiday events. In addition, the July service features larger-than-life replicas of the Declaration of Independence measuring 8 x 9 feet and all four pages of the U.S. Constitution with each page measuring 6×7 feet each.
Now celebrating its fifth season of concerts as an ambassador for the arts, the Chicagoland Festival Chorus continues to enjoy an overwhelming response from patrons in the greater Chicagoland area. It’s not too late to be part of this season. If you’re a vocalist and are interested in auditioning, email firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition packet.