Tickets are now on sale for “A Concert of Remembrance”, presented by Elgin Choral Union & Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Curtain is at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the Hemmens Cultural Center, located at 45 Symphony Way in Elgin.
Led by Maestro Andrew Lewis, the concert will feature Brahm’s A German Requiem, written for the living as they remember those who have passed, and John Adam’s contemporary On the Transmigration of Souls, which was written specifically for the New York Philharmonic to perform on the first anniversary of September 11. This innovative and moving piece uses interwoven street sounds and prerecorded voices to evoke the powerful emotions felt by so many Americans on that day.
Tickets for “A Concert of Remembrance” can be purchased by visiting www.hemmens.org, via phone at 847-931-5900 or in person at the Hemmens box office at 45 Symphony Way in Elgin.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $50. The concert is sponsored by the Cornelia A. and Florence B. Palmer Foundation, Duchossois Family Foundation, Walgreens, Otto Engineering, Jack and Marlene Shales, and others.
Elgin Choral Union (ECU), under the direction of Andrew Lewis, is the oldest performing arts organization in the Fox Valley. At 100 plus voices and growing, the organization is made up of non-professionals singing at the highest standards and works closely with other performing arts groups in the area. For more information, visit www.elginchoralunion.org.