The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale has been providing an eclectic mix of choral music for Chicago's western suburbs for more than 35 years. You'll find everything from the classics to jazz to spirituals on the Chorale's concert programs—all performed by people who love to sing!
The Chorale is home to 60-70 singers from a variety of backgrounds. Our goal is to enjoy and appreciate the gift we have in music, and to bring that gift to you in our concerts.
"I attended on Saturday and it was wonderful. This definitely will become a Christmas tradition for me. Everything was beautiful from the beginning to the end and I especially enjoyed the ending with the lighting of the candles and Silent Night. The entire concert was just what was needed to put me in the Christmas Spirit. Great job everyone!"
"Everything was beautiful - the music selections, the voices, the orchestra, the lighting, the processional. The clustering of the 'light' songs at the end was a highlight. Thanks for everyone’s commitment to excellence."
Jennifer Whiting, our Music Director, has decades of experience leading auditioned and non-auditioned choirs. She holds bachelor's, master's, and post-master's degrees from Rockford University and Northern Illinois University.
Kristin Young joined the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale in 2022 as our Ensemble Director. She studied piano performance, voice, and conducting at DePaul University in Chicago, and enjoys spreading joy and beauty through the gift of music.
Jennifer Whiting, Music Director of the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale, and Greg Wheatley, retired Director, share their thoughts about past and future concerts, musical works we've performed, and the many joys of choral music.
We are simply thrilled to share the stage with Anima–Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus for Wintersong 2023! Artistic Director Evan Bruno and I began developing the vision for this intergenerational concert a year ago, and it's been a joyful process.
Several singers in the Glen Ellyn–Wheaton Chorale have childhood roots in Anima. This concert feels like a "full circle" experience to them. The fact that they still seek out choral
The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale is pleased to announce we are joining forces with Anima–Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus for Wintersong 2023, performing selected movements from Karl Jenkins' Stella Natalis.
Evan Bruno is Anima's energetic director [anima-singers.org]. Evan and I started planning in the fall of 2022, and we are
Written by Jennifer Whiting
on September 06, 2022.
You might remember Skitch Henderson as the witty pianist and conductor on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in the 1950s. Skitch left Hollywood to establish The New York Pops in 1983.
He commissioned Randol Alan Bass to compose a setting of the Gloria for his New York group. Bass is a noted pianist, singer, conductor, and advocate for non-professional musicians. Prestigious ensembles throughout the United States have
My friend Paul and his boys were invited to their "Grandma Carol's" house for dinner. When they entered her home, nine-year-old Jonathan's senses took in the beautiful table gleaming with Carol's best china and crystal, the glowing candles, and the enticing aromas coming from her kitchen.
Jonathan's eyes beamed and he declared, "Something wonderful is about to happen!"