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  Building 6, suite 100
  Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Seasons' Highlights and Recent Awards

   
   

Each season the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus participates in over 50 concerts, including numerous guest performances throughout the community, and on tour. The Chorus' two self-produced concerts, Holiday and Spring, involve over 250 children from the youngest to the most experienced singers, and are presented annually for combined audiences of nearly 4000 people. In addition, the GECC annually presents performances at the conclusion of its 400-voice Honors Chorus Singfestl, Boys Only! Event, School Exchanges, and Week Alive! summer camp.

Please also read our list of GECC facts worth knowing.

 

2005 - 2006
2004 - 2005
2003 - 2004
2002 - 2003
2001 - 2002
2000 - 2001
1999 - 2000
1998 - 1999
Previous Seasons

   

With the Barenaked Ladies

2005-2006:

Highlights include a performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their "Night at the Movies" with Richard Kaufman conducting; a performance with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park of Carmina Burana with Christopher Bell conducting; a guest appearance with the Barenaked Ladies rock group; a joint concert with the acclaimed Amabile Youth Singers in Ontario, Canada; Performances of the Nutcracker with the Salt Creek Ballet companyl a guest appearance at the New Tang Dynasty Gala at the Arie Crown Theater; a featured performance at the regional convention of the American Choral Director's Association; and two performances with the unique Lakeside Singers.

2004-2005:

At the Great Wall

2005-2006:

Highlights include a performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their "Night at the Movies" with Richard Kaufman conducting; a performance with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus at Millennium Park of Carmina Burana with Christopher Bell conducting; a guest appearance with the Barenaked Ladies rock group; a joint concert with the acclaimed Amabile Youth Singers in Ontario, Canada; Performances of the Nutcracker with the Salt Creek Ballet companyl a guest appearance at the New Tang Dynasty Gala at the Arie Crown Theater; a featured performance at the regional convention of the American Choral Director's Association; and two performances with the unique Lakeside Singers.

2004-2005:

Highlights include the release of a new CD recording, At Home with the GECC; a joint concert with the acclaimed Amabile Youth Singers from Canada; the For Boys Only event; performances with the Elmhurst Symphony; performances on several concert series including those in Oak Brook and LaGrange; an appearance with the Barenaked Ladies in their Chicago Holiday show; A Christmas Spectacular with a commission by Dale Warland and guest artist Doreen Rao, the 300 voice Honors Chorus SingFest; the premiere of an innovative, stage choral opera, The Nightingale by Imant Raminsh and a second performance at the national convention for Chorus America; and a summer tour to Hong Kong for the World Children's Choir Festival and to mainland China.


Riverside Church, New York City

2002-2003:

Highlights include singing for 11 performances of the the Nutcracker with the Joffrey and Salt Creek Ballets, a featured performance at Carnegie Hall for the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association; performing at the nation convention of the Kodaly Music Educators in Minneapolis; opening ceremonies of Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic; a joint concert with the national children's chorus of Australia for the Honors Chorus Workshop; a live broadcast on WFMT radio; performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Elmhurst Symphony; a performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival, and a summer tour to Newfoundland, Canada.


Sydney, Australia

2000-2001:

Following a summer concert tour to Australia and New Zealand, the Chorus produced a new CD recording, Flights of Song. In the fall the children performed for General Mills, Children's Memorial Foundation, and dozens of other local organizations, and sang a festive Holiday Concert to a sold-out audience. Spring highlights included a joint concert with the renown Czech choir, Jitro, performances of Britten's War Requiem with John Nelson for the Wheaton Artist Series, the GECC Honors Chorus Workshop and gala Spring Concert, and a performance of Carmina Burana with the DuPage Chorale. The Chorus earned national honors with the ASCAP Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming. During the summer the Chorus served as the Young Artists in Residence for the international Choral Music Experience Institute, held at Elmhurst College.

Previous Seasons:

Concert highlights included performances and a recording with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, under the direction of Sir Georg Solti, and Mahler's Eighth Symphony, under Christoph Eschenbach in addition to benefit concerts with international opera stars Thomas Hampson, Nancy Gustafson, and Sylvia McNair, a live featured broadcast on WFMT radio, fully stages performances of Leonard Bernstein's MASS, and a Wheaton Artist Series concert with Symphony of the Shores. In 1998 the Chorus toured in Italy.

 


St. John, Newfoundland, Canada

2003-2004:

Highlights include 9 performance of the Nutcracker with the Joffrey Ballet; a collaboration with Kellogg's for a nationally distributed record; the For Boys Only event; an appearance on the Wheaton Artists Series, the 400-voice Honors Chorus Singfest; co-hosting a Chorus America national workshop; and Song of DuPage, an innovative, new initiative celebrating the cultural roots of this community through a lively and dramatic production weaving together the stories and songs of the area's settlers via numerous concerts with a professional story-teller and staging; and a concert at Cantigny Park Summer Concerts.

 


On the beach at Rio de Janiero

2001-2002:

Highlights include the release of a new Christmas CD recordings, Celestial Voices; singing for 11 performances of Nutcracker with the Joffrey and Salt Creek ballets; the Dennis Hastert Mega Event; special performances to benefit American Red Cross relief efforts for New York City, a breast cancer foundation, and the American Heart Walk; opening ceremonies of Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic; a featured performance at the American Choral Director's Association convention in Chicago; joint concerts with the St. Louis and Indianapolis children's choirs; a live performance on WFMT radio; performances with Dennis DeYoung of Styx; performance on A&E documentary Old Friends with Julia Roberts; concert tour to Brazil.

 

1999-2000:

The GECC was chosen by the U. S. Congress as a Local Legacy for the Library of Congress' bicentennial celebration, recognizing distinctive organizations that represent the best of our nation's cultural heritage in the 20th century. Choristers also sang with the Berlin Philharmonic under Maestro Claudio Abbado, and worked with pre-eminent Canadian composer Imant Raminsh. They performed with country singer Garth Brooks for the Ronald McDonald House Charities' fundraiser.