Sing We Joyous, the annual holiday spectacular, is back in a special 2020 online edition! Join all the regulars—The Oriana Singers, City Voices, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra—in your own home via YouTube. You’ll hear some of our traditional features, like “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Variations on Deck the Hall,” but also lots of new stuff, including a gorgeous rendition of “The Gift of the Magi” and a hilarious silent film version of “The Night Before Christmas.” And of course, it wouldn’t be Sing We Joyous without a special version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Plus sing-along carols and fruitcake…how can we fit all that into one show??

Join us for the premiere on Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm. Normally we rely on your ticket income to make Sing We Joyous happen, but this year we hope that you’ll make a donation to help us meet our costs and to ensure the return of the live show next year.

We will post a link for the concert soon. Watch this space!

Past Concerts

Northern Light with The Oriana Singers. Choral music by Baltic composers.
Saturday, February 1, 8:00 pm at St Josaphat Parish, 2311 N Southport, Chicago
Sunday, February 2, 4:00 pm at First United Church of Oak Park 848 Lake St, Oak Park

The Oriana Singers (celebrating their 40th Anniversary season) and City Voices, both under the direction of Bill Chin, sing “Northern Light,” a concert of choral music by composers from the Baltic countries. The music ranges from accessible and inventive pieces by Latvia’s Eriks Esenvalds (Only in Sleep; Long Road) to the majestic O Crux of Norway’s Knut Nystedt to music by classical superstar Arvo Pärt (Magnificat) and his fellow Estonian, Urmas Sisask.

Sing We Joyous fourteenth annual holiday concert with The Oriana Singers, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra.
December 14, 7:30 pm, and December 15, 4:00 pm at First United Church of Oak Park

It’s the fourteenth edition of this wondrous and totally fun celebration of the holiday. This December we feature music about stars, Christmas music from Hollywood; and a Star Wars Twelve Days of Christmas.

No Land Beyond with The Oriana Singers, The Rookery, and instruments.
October 19, 7:30 pm, at First United Church of Oak Park
[October 20, 3:00 pm, Clarendon Hills Presbyterian Church] NOT YET CONFIRMED

Music about the changing relationship between people and the land in which they live
Philip Glass music from “Koyaanisqatsi”; Veljo Tormis “Curse Upon Iron”; Peter Louis van Dijk “Horizons”; Vienna Teng “Hymn of Acxiom.”

October 2018 / Beethoven Symphony No. 9
December 2018 / Sing We Joyous No. 13: Unlucky Numbers
March 2019 / Kodaly Missa Brevis and music by Bairstow, Pärt, Thompson

November 2017 / Lauridsen Lux Aeterna and music by Gjeilo, Johnson, Vasks
December 2017 / Sing We Joyous No. 12: Tenth Anniversary
April 2018 / Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Orff Carmina Burana

October 2016 / Music To Hear: Shakespeare set to music by Vaughan Williams, Fine, Rutter
December 2016 / Sing We Joyous No. 11: Tenth Annual Concert
February 2017 / premiere: Meechan Love Songs with Gargoyle Brass Ensemble
February 2017 / Beethoven Symphony No. 9

October 2015 / Brand New Day: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and music by Copland, Schubert
December 2015 / Sing We Joyous No. 10: Food and Drink
April 2016 / Mahler Symphony No. 2

October 2014 / Darkness to Light: Gjeilo Dark Night of the Soul and music by Bach, Barber
December 2014 / Sing We Joyous No. 9: Stars and Star Wars
January 2015 / Beethoven Symphony No. 9
April 2015 / Bill Chin 15th Anniversary Concert: Handel Let God Arise; music by Finzi, Bach

September 2013 / Community Concert with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
October 2013 / La Rose Complete: Lauridsen Les Chansons des Roses; music by Whitacre, etc.
December 2013 / Sing We Joyous No. 8: Drums and Bells
April 2014 / Mozart Requiem, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
May 2014 / Bach Magnificat, Bernstein Chichester Psalms

December 2012 / Sing We Joyous No. 7: Messiah, Nutcracker, Christmas Carol
December 2012 / Tour to London, England
March 2013 / Holst The Planets, Choral Hymns form the Rig-Veda
March 2013 / Collaboration with The Rookery: music for men’s chorus
April 2013 / Sure On This Shining Night: music by Lauridsen, Britten, Monteverdi, Schuman

December 2009 / Sing We Joyous No. 4: Water, Audience Suggestions
Spring 2009 / Brahms Requiem
June 2010 / Monteverdi Vespers (excerpts), Schütz Magnificat