Emmanuel is blessed with an exceptionally gifted choir. Our program draws from a community rich with musical talent, lured by the world-class program offered by the University of Illinois. Artists from within our parish community, as well as those who visit, glorify God with their musical gifts during worship and special events. We also offer choral scholarships to up to 4 students each academic year; along with singing in the choir, these young artists are given a chance to lead sectionals or warm-ups as ways of building their own professional skills.
The choir sings every Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. Mass during the program year, with a classical repertoire that spans all eras and includes both Anglican chant and plainsong. They also participate in Holy Week liturgies, Christmas Eve Masses, and our classic 1662 Choral Evensongs. The choir is available upon request for weddings and funerals.