Join Elmhurst Choral Union in 'Microwave Masterpieces' Aug. 14

Posted8/9/2022 12:16 AM

How long does it take to learn a choral masterpiece? Just one afternoon if you do it right!

Join conductor Scott Uddenberg as he races the clock to prepare a performance in just 2.5 hours in "Elmhurst Choral Union: Microwave Masterpieces."


Can he beat the clock to prepare musical stylings of American Songbook composers: Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Richard Rogers?

Singers from throughout the Chicago suburbs joined members of Elmhurst Choral Union for their last instant choir event in 2019.

The rehearsal for singers starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 142 E. Third St. in Elmhurst. There will be a break midway through.

Sign up to sing; cost is $20 for singers.

You'll need a choral score which you can purchase at Luscombe Music, 122 W. Vallette St. in Elmhurst or at the door.

Check the Elmhurst Choral Union website at to get the details.

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If you don't sing, come at 4 p.m. to hear the results and meet the performers afterward. Audience tickets are $5. Order online at Online fees apply.

Membership in the Elmhurst Choral Union is open to singers with previous choral experience and/or the ability to read music. All voice parts are welcome.

In-person auditions for the spring season will be 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, Aug, 30.

The Elmhurst Choral Union has collaborated with several local ensembles over the years, including Illinois Philharmonic, Elmhurst Symphony, Spirito! Singers, Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, and DuPage Symphony.


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