Past Concerts

Musicians Wrestle Everywhere

Poetry inspires song in Musicians Wrestle Everywhere, a concert by City Voices, directed by William Chin, with poems set to music for chorus.

Romantic Visionaries, New and Old

City Voices joined the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest as the anchor of an expanded chorus, joined by youth choirs, for a grand performance of Berlioz’ Te Deum.   Details Here…

Sing We Joyous! 2022

The 17th annual holiday extravaganza featured music from international traditions, spanning centuries.

Music Rich and Strange, 2022

Sing We Joyous, Together Again, 2021

Our return to live performance, bringing beloved holiday classics, glorious music and a ridiculous party of a show — you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll leave full of joy. “It’s the best Christmas show I’ve ever seen!”
First United Church of Oak Park.

Sing We Joyous 2020: At Home

This online version of the beloved holiday show brings our unique brand of joy into your living room. Get in your pajamas, make a cocktail or some hot cocoa, and join us for great music, three choirs, three bands, dancing, a silent film, exquisite shadow puppetry, an animatics Twelve Days of Christmas, and more.
Watch the show here:

Northern Light, 2020

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 2019

Singing wine glasses and light saber battles. It must be Sing We Joyous. The most wonderful holiday show, ever.

No Land Beyond, 2019 with The Oriana Singers, The Rookery, and instruments.

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
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