GEW chorale banner

Director's Notes

The Joys of Artistic Collaboration

Preparation for the chorale's spring concert Come Join the Dance has been ongoing for weeks. Not only have the singers been rehearsing, but a few miles to our southeast, the junior dancers of the Salt Creek Ballet have been plying their craft, under the able direction of Emily Moser. This group of talented young women will dance to three of the chorale's pieces this coming weekend.

As I stood conducting the chorale in rehearsal earlier this week, my back to the dancers, I could hear their synchronized steps resounding on the hardwood behind me. And it struck me once again: there is great joy in artistic collaboration! There we were--two distinct groups working in two different mediums. Our stock in trade is the world of sounds--notes, words, dynamics. Their tools are beautifully crafted movements. There is something special about bringing those two worlds together, in what can only be called artistic synergy, each enjoying the fruits of the other's labors. And then, together, offering those labors to an audience. I found myself thinking, "We really need to do this more often."

I hope you'll be there to enjoy it! The junior dancers of the Salt Creek Ballet will join the chorale in Copland's Stomp Your Foot (from The Tender Land), John Ferguson's delightful setting of Lord of the Dance, and the rollicking Gilbert and Sullivan finale from The Gondoliers. And along the way, there's plenty more music to make you want to Come Join the Dance! Won't you? Concerts are this Friday, May 9 at 7:30 and Saturday, May 10 at 3:00. Both concerts are at College Church in Wheaton. Tickets are available at this website, or at the door.

Upcoming Events

Make plans to join us
for our festive holiday concert!

"Wintersong 2019"

Christmas with the
Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale

Friday, December 6
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7
3:00 p.m.

College Church
in Wheaton

Ticket Information Coming Soon!

Friends of the Chorale

Draper & Kramer
Mortgage Corp.

Downers Grove, IL

Melody Level

Joseph Lombardo
and Family

Glen Ellyn, IL

Melody Level

Joan Treland,
Treland Educational
Services/Treland Academy

Glen Ellyn, IL

Melody Level

Diana M. Visco, DDS

Roselle, IL

Melody Level

Linda DeRaad

Glen Ellyn, IL

Melody Level

Carlson Dental

Wheaton, IL

Song Level

Lorraine and Robert
Nieland

Naperville, IL

Melody Level

Lon and Linda Oury

Wheaton, IL

Song Level

Ann and Charles Evans

Glen Ellyn, IL

Melody Level

 

Esther and Mark Peterson

Wheaton, IL

Song Level

Larry Fuhrer,
Presidential Services

Naperville, IL

Melody Level

Scott Hayner,
United Graphics & Mailing Group

Elk Grove Village, IL

Full Musical Score Level

Jeff Kling

Batavia, IL

Melody Level

Johnson Medical Services

Winfield, IL

Melody Level

Anonymous Donor

Wheaton, IL

Melody Level

 

Parmelee WebWorks

Full Musical Score Level

Paul Drennan

Glendale Heights, IL

Song Level

Daniel James

Sugar Grove, IL

Melody Level

Sharon and Bill Knott

Batavia, IL

Melody Level

Arthur Kulak

Elk Grove Village, IL

Song Level

Become A Sponsor

Share Us With Others