Press Release
Hinsdale Chorale Annual Spring Concert Returns:
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
Featuring Guest Soloist Janet Mensen Reynolds
April 30 & May 1, 2022

Hinsdale, IL. – March 30, 2022 – Hinsdale Chorale announced today that its annual spring concerts are back for the first time in three years. “For the Beauty of the Earth” will be performed on Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington in La Grange. Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Mary Hopper and accompanied by Kathy Christian, the performance will feature guest soloist Janet Mensen Reynolds, mezzo-soprano, who made her concert debut at Carnegie Hall in 2013 and sang with the Lyric Opera of Chicago chorus for 26 years.

“The repertoire focuses on the great beauty of nature and on the need for the human family to respect and revere the earth,” said Dr. Hopper. “This idea is manifested so beautifully in a great variety of music, and we view this concert as a meaningful message about our earth as well as a celebration of spring in all its glory.”

The program will begin with Felix Mendelssohn’s “Drei Geistliche Lieder (Three Sacred Songs)” featuring Mensen Reynolds as soloist, followed by “For the Beauty of the Earth” by Philip Stopford and several other pieces expressing veneration for nature and the importance of stewardship for the planet. These include “Come to the Woods” by Jake Runestad, “Summer is Gone” by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon. Mensen Reynolds will also offer two songs that evoke the beauty of nature by the noted American composer Amy Beach.

Tickets for “For the Beauty of the Earth” are $20 for adults / $15 for students and seniors. For more information, visit or call 312-510-1823.

About Hinsdale Chorale

Hinsdale Chorale is a non-profit, educational organization comprised of dedicated professional and amateur singers led by a professional director. Its mission is to enrich the musical culture of Hinsdale, IL and its surrounding neighborhoods by promoting the appreciation of choral singing in our community. The group performs formally twice each year as well as several special appearances, including the Hinsdale Christmas Walk and the annual holiday open house at the Hinsdale History Museum. The Chorale is comprised of 32 voices representing 18 different communities including Chicago and the suburbs. For more information, visit Hinsdale Chorale acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


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Hinsdale Chorale

Hinsdale Chorale is a non-profit and educational organization comprised of dedicated professional and amateur singers led by a professional director. The group performs formally twice each year as well as several special appearances for the Hinsdale community. The Holiday show has traditionally been the most extensive performance, often highlighted  by orchestral accompaniment of solo and choral selections and often including an audience sing-along. The second formal show takes place in the spring and has provided the opportunity for us to extend the range of music selections. The group also often supports the Memorial Day services at Memorial Hall with patriotic selections and participates in Hinsdale’s annual Christmas Walk featuring holiday favorites.

2022 Spring Program
For the Beauty of the Earth

Past Programs:
2021 Holiday Program: Silence to Gloria

Our first live performance since Spring 2019!

Thanks to all who attended our 2019 holiday program!

Thanks to all of our supporters for coming to our spring concerts!

If you missed the shows or want to enjoy again, check out some video samples now!

Hope to see you there!

Thanks so Much for Attending Our Winter Program!


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