The Music Program at Moraine Valley Community College offers college students and community members many ways to achieve their musical goals. Learn more about Moraine Valley Community College Music Ensembles.

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Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers

In its 26th season, the Moraine Chorale will feature five themed concerts, including Broadway music, patriotic, music of Ireland, and holiday selections with a small chamber orchestra and under the direction of Nicholas Thomas. The Chorale is a community-based choir with more than 80 members and the Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students.

Dorothy Menker Theater | Reserved Seating
Adult $15, Seniors 55+ $12, Under 18/Veterans $10
Moraine Valley Employee $10, Moraine Valley Student $5

2023-24

Patriotic Concert
Saturday, July 27, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a moving tribute as we honor those who served our county with the best of patriotic music!

2024-25

The Great American Songbook
Saturday, Oct. 5 | 7:30 p.m.

Merry Christmas Music
Saturday, Dec. 7 | 7:30 p.m.

The Music of Ireland
Saturday, Mar. 1 | 7:30 p.m.

Broadway, Pop, Motion Picture Spectacular!
Saturday, May 3 | 7:30 p.m. 

Patriotic Concert 
Saturday, July 26, 2025 | 7:30 p.m. 

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Moraine Valley Concert Band

The Moraine Valley Concert Band marks their 20th anniversary season with three performances featuring music evoking the sounds, colors and spirit of autumn; a musical journey exploring myths, legends, and folklore; and a spring celebration of two decades of making music together.

Adult $10, Under 18/Veterans $5, Moraine Valley Student Free

Harvest Festival Music
Thursday, Nov. 21 | 7:30 p.m.

Songs of Myth, Legend, and Folklore 
Sunday, Mar. 2 | 3 p.m.

Musical Milestones: A 20th Anniversary Concert Band Celebration 
Sunday, May 4 | 3 p.m.

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Moraine Valley Flute Choir

The Flute Choir explores flute music from a wide range of eras and styles. To watch past performances, visit the Moraine Valley Flute Choir’s Youtube Channel.

John and Angeline Oremus Theater | Free, no tickets required.

Celebrate Family
Friday, Oct. 25 | 7 p.m.
Come hear music relating to family connections and celebrations.

Flute Fa-la-la's
Friday, Dec. 6 | 7 p.m.

Soar on the Wind
Friday, Apr. 11 | 7 p.m.
The Moraine Valley Flute Choir will be exploring pieces relating to the wind.

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Moraine Valley Jazz Combo

Comprised of both students and community members, the jazz combo celebrates a wide range of music styles such as jazz, funk, soul and Latin while exploring the art of small group improvisation.

John and Angeline Oremus Theater | Free, no tickets required.

2023-24

Jazz Combo Summer Concert
Friday, July 26 | 7:30 p.m.

2024-25

Fall Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 7:30 p.m.

Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 6 | 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Moraine Valley Faculty Jazz Recital

Dorothy Menker Theater | Reserved Seating
Adult $10, Under 18/Veterans $5, Moraine Valley Student Free

Faculty Jazz Recital
Sunday, Oct. 6 | 3 p.m.
Join the Moraine Valley Jazz Faculty for an afternoon of classic jazz standards and original music as arranged and performed by our talented faculty members.

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Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble

Swinging into their 28th season, this 20-member big band explores a wide range of big band styles from classic big band swing to soulful blues, burning Latin jazz to gritty funk.

Dorothy Menker Theater | Reserved Seating
Adult $10, Under 18/Veterans $5, Moraine Valley Student Free

2023-24

Smooth Summer Jazz
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.

2024-25

88th Avenue Swing: Autumn in Palos Hills
Friday, Nov. 22 | 7:30 p.m.

“Songs from the Heart” featuring vocalist Devon Sandridge
Friday, Mar. 7 | 7:30 p.m.

Spring Jazz Spectacular 
Friday, May 2 | 7:30 p.m.

Sultry Summer Jazz
Thursday, July 24, 2025 | 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Festival

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Jazz Festival

Fine and Performing Arts Center | Free, no tickets required.

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Jazz Festival
Saturday, Nov. 16 | 9 a.m.
Fine and Performing Arts Center | Free, no tickets required.

Join us for a morning of jazz music featuring jazz big bands from the College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry Community College, Morton College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, Waubonsee, and our very own Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble!

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Moraine Valley Orchestra

Student and community musicians of the Moraine Valley Orchestra delight audiences with classical music from the Baroque era to current times.

Dorothy Menker Theater | Free, no tickets required.

2023-24

Shakespeare: Between Polyphony and Cacophony
Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 6 p.m.
Outside at the Gateway
Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
The Moraine Valley Orchestra will play Shakespearian-themed music to heat up the audience for our "Shakespeare in the Park."

2024-25

Thankful for Song and Dance
Sunday, Nov. 24 | 3 p.m.
Thankful for American ragtime and German and Italian traditions, the Moraine Valley Orchestra, led by Maryann Flock, celebrates the birthdays of composer Scott Joplin (156), German opera singer Lillie Lehmann (175), and the memorial anniversary of Italian composer Puccini (100) in their Fall concert. Audiences will delight in the various sounds of Germanic and Italian singing, as well as, listen to the old but new dance craze - the Cakewalk, a high-steppin’ promenade meant to show off your “Sunday best”.  Join the MVO, in this grateful-as-always festive afternoon of everything but the turkey trot.

One-Book One-Orchestra
Sunday, Apr. 27 | 3 p.m.
While not all the composers on our Spring Concert are from the 21st century, the MVO aligns its Spring concert repertoire with Moraine Valley’s One-Book One-College “Disability Visibility: First-person stories from the 21st Century”.  The MVO concert will include music by composers who suffered from blindness, deafness, malformities, depression and schizophrenia: Beethoven, Delius, Bach, Molly Joyce, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and “The Pinball Wizard” all faced adversity. Through the centuries, these musicians have been put on a pedestal or just as easily, tossed aside while dealing with their afflictions.

Shakespeare
Saturday, July 19, 2025 | 6 p.m. outside the Gateway
“Nothing like a cool midsummer’s night to “unbound” and listen to Shakespearean inspired words and music.”

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Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble

It’s time to celebrate! The Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble presents their 20th anniversary season with two high-energy performances including the annual holiday show and springtime 20th anniversary concert extravaganza. Join us for an exciting season of groovy beats, rhapsodic rhythms, and tons of fun!

Dorothy Menker Theater | Free, no tickets required.

Rhythms of the Season: A 20th Anniversary Holiday Percussion Spectacular!
Thursday, Dec. 5 | 7:30 p.m.

We’re Getting “Sedimental” – 20 Years of the Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble!
Thursday, May 8 | 7:30 p.m.