Galesburg Community Chorus Performance

The first concert of the season will take place on Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 pm at First

Lutheran Church in Galesburg. It will feature Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Ola

Gjeilo’s Luminous Night of the Soul, both for chorus and chamber orchestra.

According to Director Dr. Tim Pahel, “the music is truly gorgeous and is so expressive,

sometimes uplifting, and sometimes full of pathos. It’s perfect for our first concert after the

pandemic because we want to celebrate how beautiful and expressive choral music can be, that

it’s something we really need in our lives.”

Tickets may be purchased at the door, and we ask that everyone wear a mask and social

distance.

Sponsors of this season’s concerts include Blick Art Materials, OSF Healthcare, the Galesburg

Community Foundation, the City of Galesburg, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


The Galesburg Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Tim Pahel, is the oldest community music

organization in the Galesburg area and is currently celebrating its 76 th anniversary.

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