The Best in Choral Music
The Elgin Master Chorale has been serving the Elgin area for over 70 years, bringing inspirational, beautiful music right to our own neighborhood. EMC provides public performances of some of the largest and most beloved music of choral repertoire.Join us, and together we can keep bringing music to our community for years to come.
"EMC feels more like an organism than an organization – uniquely combining the talents of more than 90 diverse individuals into a single musical force of focused power, precision and passion. We are stewards of a more than 70-year-old legacy, and we take seriously our responsibility for sustaining EMC's excellence as far into the future as anyone can see." - Mark Smith, Board Member
Education with Impact
EMC continues to bring its Educational Connections series to hundreds of local school children
every year. These events combine choral music with historical, social, and cultural studies, all in an engaging and interactive concert experience. Tickets to these events are free of charge to the students, guaranteeing them access to a musical and educational experience that may be the first of its kind in their lives. This means that donations from folks like you take on a significant role in making these concerts happen, and enriching the lives of the children in our community.
"My students had a wonderful time at the performance today and we're singing… the entire way back to school. Many of the students have never been to a " fancy concert"(their words) before. Classroom teachers were telling me about their students glowing comments about it too. Thanks so much!" –Educational Connections concert attendee and teacher
Creating Community Through Song
Whether in large concert halls, intimate chamber performances, or civic events, Elgin Master
Chorale shows its dedication to creating community through music with every appearance.Your donation ensures that we will be able to continue to give the gift of music for years to come.
"As a singer with EMC for more than 17 years, I've seen our choir grow in membership and musicianship. I feel extremely fortunate to belong to this organization that has been providing the Fox Valley with beautiful music for over 70 years. I hope anyone who has seen an EMC performance appreciates the dedication and resources it takes to flourish by giving generously to keep the music going for generations to come." - Linda Mueller, EMC Singer