As part of its mission, Heritage Chorale commissions a choral work nearly every year.  Among our past commissions:

Works Commissioned by Heritage Chorale 

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Kong Shan Xin Yu (Rain in the Mountains)

Wenxin Li, The University of Iowa Center for New Music

April, 2023

We Two in a Park at Night

Grace Coberly, 2016 Heritage Chorale scholarship recipient

April, 2022

Teach Me Your Mood

Scott Howard Eggert, Faculty Lebanon Valley College

November, 2019

Blue Danube

Arr. Jonathan Miller, Founder/Artistic Dir. Chicago a cappella; Co-founder/Artistic Dir. Sounds Good! Choir
‚ÄčNovember, 2017


Spring and Fall:  To a Young Child

James Kallembach, University of Chicago, former Artistic Director, Heritage Chorale

April, 2016

Three Dainas, from the Moon and the Sun

Katherine Pukinskis, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music

November, 2016

Peace Flows into Me 

Paul Carey, Oak Park native
April, 2014


I Lift Up My Eyes To The Mountains (Psalm 121)

Paul French, Music director, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Chicago

April, 2011

Nature Boy

Arr. Kirk Garrison, Elmhurst University

January, 2010

To the Ear of God 
Richard Proulx, Late music director, Holy Name Cathedral; over 300 published works

May, 2009

Oft, in the Stilly Night  
Gregory Phillips, Oak Park artist

May, 2008

The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast
Daniel Pinkham, New England Conservatory of Music; Harvard University; Boston University; King's Chapel, Boston; prolific composer

January, 2007

Tune Thy Music to Thy Heart‚Äč 
Wayland Rogers, Singer; conductor; Grammy nominee; former faculty Northwestern, Depaul, Loyola, North Park Universities

January, 2006

Alabaster Boxes  
Dennis Northway, Former Parish Musician, Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park (nearly 25 years); Artistic Director, Handel Week

May, 2005

Jonathan Miller

January, 2005

Rumi triptych: 2 Insomnia's - Love is a madman & Come to the orchard 
Jonathan Miller
May, 2003


Exodus Suite

Bob Applebaum, High school science teacher turned full-time jazz musician and composer of over 250 choral pieces

May, 2002