Music Institute of Chicago Chorale and Chicago Children’s Choir to Perform Mexican Baroque Music on December 4

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence, the Music Institute of Chicago Chorale will perform works by Mexican Baroque composers. The concert will also feature the Rogers Park Neighborhood Choir of Chicago Children’s Choir. The performance will take place, Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 PM at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.

According to Chorale conductor Daniel Wallenberg, “This is an unusual program featuring late 16th to 18th century composers, either Mexican-born or European-born who lived and worked in Mexico, whom few people are familiar with.” The program will include music by Manuel Zumaya, Francisco Lopez Capillas, Gasper Fernandez, and a Te Deum for double choir and orchestra by Ignacio de Jerusalem. The Rogers Park Neighborhood Choir of Chicago Children’s Choir will sing a 17th century Christmas Carol by Manuel de Salazar and collaborate with the MIC chorale for the Te Deum.

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, MIC’s community choir for adults, is celebrating its 24th year. Under the leadership of conductor Daniel Wallenberg, the chorale’s current season includes three concerts at Nichols Hall and two summer sing-alongs. Founded in 1956, Chicago Children’s Choir is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization currently serving 2800 children between the ages of eight and 18. Established in 1991, the Rogers Park Neighborhood Choir, also conducted by Wallenberg, serves boys and girls from 10 different communities in Chicago, Evanston, Lincolnwood, and Skokie.

Tickets for the concert are $15, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students. Please go to musicinst.org or call 847-905-1500 extension 108.

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