Join Us for Our 44th Season

The 2015-2016 Schedule is Set

For more than forty years the Ferris Chorale has thrilled audiences in its hometown Chicago, across the country and around the world. Our concert tours have taken us to prestigious international music festivals and our internationally broadcast recordings have brought the joy of our music making to hundreds of thousands of listeners. In keeping with this long standing tradition, the three subscription series features an exciting collaboration with a 200 voice youth ensemble and the thrilling choral and instrumental works of American composer Leo Nestor, who will be in attendance for the performances.

All in all, this 44th season is truly exceptional and, as always, full of variety and splendid melody.



Echoes of Christmas Past

December 6, 12, 13, 2015

Young harp virtuoso Keryn Wouden joins the Chorale in a performance of Frank Ferko's 2002 work A Festival of Carols. In keeping with Chorale tradition, our Christmas performances also include lively and familiar carol selections.


From a French Cathedral

March 12, 13, 2016

Music of French composer Francis Poulenc is featured in March. The Spirito Singers, an exceptional youth choral organization from the western suburbs, will join the Chorale in these performances of sacred choral music.


Bravo Leo!

April 29, 2016

Continuing the William Ferris Chorale's long standing reputation for collaboration with living composers, this performance features the works of American composer Leo Nestor. Mr. Nestor will join us for this concert of his thrilling choral and instrumental works.


Save the Date:
Friday, October 2nd, 2015, 6:30pm


The Music of Burt Bacharach

The Chorale's Annual Benefit Auction will be at the Floating World Gallery in Chicago's Lincoln Park at 1925 N. Halsted St..
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and desert.
Silent and live auctions, including the popular Mystery Wine Raffle

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Read Wynne Delacoma’s retrospective article on the Chorale's 40th Anniversary.

Audio Clips

Toward the Unknown Region
Highlights of 35 magnificent seasons.

Christ is Risen, Truly Risen
Mystical and moving music by the Trappist monk Chrysogonus Waddell. Sample clip: Easter Gospel Acclamation.

Hear audio clips from more of our CD recordings.

University Names Chorale Artist-in-Residence

Loyola University Chicago logoThe William Ferris Chorale has been named Artist-in-Residence at Loyola University Chicago. We are proud to be a part of the Loyola family!

Latest Recording

American Choral PremieresAmerican Choral Premieres
Sacred and spiritual works by nine contemporary composers including Paul French, Alan Hovhaness, Paul Nicholson, William Ferris and George Rochberg. Buy CD and more info button