Christmastide Carols Live
The Elgin Children's Chorus celebrated their 18th season with the release of Christmastide Carols Live, an awesome collection of carols showcasing the chorus' splendid artistry. The four choirs in the organization afford membership to singers with a great variety of abilities and provide challenges and skills--development at stages from beginner to highly refined. The chorus is dedicated to excellence and to fostering a positive relationship with the world around us. Our music making has a profound impact on our members and our audience. We endeavor to teach life through song. In addition to our own major concerts each year, we perform regularly with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Heartland Voices. The Chorus has also enjoyed performing in Germany, New York City at Carnegie Hall, and in Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Central Hall. From taking the stage with Donny Osmond in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to leading 36, 000 Cub fans in 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' at Wrigley Field, (with over 16 million viewers and listeners worldwide) we have fostered great memories through singing. In addition to commissioning and premiering 'Life is a Song' (Boosey & Hawkes) by Nick Page, we have worked in private clinics with Alice Parker, Chanticleer, Nick Page, KITKA, Western Wind, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Henry Leck, and Dr. David Flood, Choirmaster/Organist at Canterbury Cathedral. Each summer during the weeklong Elgin Children's Chorus Camp, 180 children come together to refine the art of vocal performance.