About the Ensemble

Whether you remember us as the James Chorale or are discovering us as the Chicago Choral Artists, this is just a piece of our story and mission.


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In Memoriam

James M. MacDonald, first conductor of Chicago Choral Artists, previously known as the James Chorale, passed away recently. A full obituary can be read here: http://www.drechslerbrownwilliams.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=819941. MacDonald conducted the chorale for four seasons. Roy Frack, member of the founding quartet of singers, remembers him here: I first met Jim in the summer of 1976 when we both were singing in the Chicago Symphony Chorus preparing for performances at Ravinia. Some months later, while affiliated with a “rag-tag” group of good…

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