St. Charles Singers, founded in 1984, is a cadre of 40 professional musicians, of which 28 – 32 typically sing in each performance under the direction of Maestro Jeff Hunt. The singers strive for excellence in every performance, sing with passion and demonstrate a sincere desire to create beauty and connect with their audience. The choir’s home venue is Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles, IL. Performances also occur in and around the city of Chicago and occasionally the choir travels nationally and internationally.
In February of 2016 the choir enjoyed the industry wide release of its most recent recording project, Bushes and Briars. The recording has been well reviewed in the US and in England, and has been featured locally and nationally on classic music stations.
In August 2017 the ensemble gave its debut solo performance at the acclaimed Ravinia Festival. We are honored to be a part of the Ravinia summer tradition.
St. Charles Singers continues its Mozart Journey, a musically challenging undertaking of an estimated 17 concerts, through which the complete known volume of Mozart’s sacred choral compositions will be performed and recorded. To our knowledge we will be the first American choir to perform and record this complete genre of Mozart’s sacred works.
St Charles Singers is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization. We prioritize opportunities to reach out and to provide music education. Initiatives include the awarding of higher education scholarships, invitations to high school choral groups to serve as concert assistants and the annual Sing! Workshop for Teens. We seek to include education and outreach as a means of acting on our mission and vision.
We appreciate our audience as a part of our music family and thank you for your support.