To Enrich and Inspire Our Community Through Choral Music
Your support will enable us to succeed in our mission!
The Nielsen Chorale was created to enrich and inspire our community through choral music, and to serve as the resident chorus of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Named to honor the memory and achievements of Ralph Nielsen, the founder of Rockford’s choral music tradition, the Chorale is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization now in its fourth season.
As the end of the calendar year approaches, the Chorale eagerly looks forward to performing with the RSO in the December 17 Holiday Pops Concert — and to the appointment of the RSO’s new Music Director! As our community awaits the announcement of the RSO’s 2023-2024 season, the Nielsen Chorale is thrilled to announce a special concert in partnership with the RSO.
On May 13, 2023, the Nielsen Chorale will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in the Coronado Theatre, in the composer’s arrangement for mixed chorus, children’s chorus, soloists, and two pianos with percussion. One of classical music’s most popular works — both for audiences and performers — Carmina Burana somehow sounds both modern and ancient, savage and sublime. Music Director Martha Bein will conduct the choruses, soloists, and members of the RSO.
Donations to the Nielsen Chorale ensure that the tradition of choral music created by Ralph Nielsen many years ago will continue. Help the Chorale carry on Ralph’s dreams, lifting them to new and exciting levels of excellence. Please support the Nielsen Chorale today!
For the Nielsen Chorale,
With warm regards,
Martha Bein & Steven Larsen
Nielsen Chorale Sponsor Levels 2022-2023
*The Spring concert will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the Coronado Theatre. The Nielsen Chorale will be performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with members of the RSO. We sincerely thank you for your support. The Nielsen Chorale is a 501c3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS.