Join us this Mother's Day for an afternoon of beautiful singing with Chicago Chorale! The centerpiece of the concert is Louis Vierne’s "Messe Solennelle," for choir and organ, composed in 1899. The greatest organist of his time, Vierne played and composed for the great Parisian organs of St. Sulpice and Notre Dame. As the Messe is one of the grandest compositions of the Golden Age of French organ composition, no organ in Chicago is more suited to this repertoire than the recently restored E.M. Skinner organ at The University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, now the largest organ in Chicago. Nor is any organist more suited to perform the work with Chorale than the Chapel organist, Thomas Weisflog. A heartfelt and sincere work, the Messe also utilizes all of the sonic fireworks of which the instrument and the choir are capable, entirely filling the Chapel with sound.This concert will also feature two ethereally beautiful a cappella works: J.S. Bach’s double choir motet, "Komm, Jesu, komm," and Arnold Schoenberg’s "Friede auf Erden," utilizing the extraordinary acoustic properties of the chapel’s choir loft.A free, pre-concert lecture will be presented by Dean of Rockefeller Chapel, the Rev. Elizabeth Davenport, one hour prior to the concert.Tickets: Reserved $35, General Admission $25, Student $20Reserved and General Admission tickets will be $5 more at the doorPurchase at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199894For more information about Chicago Chorale and this event please visit http://www.chicagochorale.org/events-tickets/current-events/vierne-messe-solennelle/We can't wait to sing this incredible music for you!