Rising Stars Headline Chicago Master Singers Benefit Gala

Chicago Master Singers’ annual benefit gala on Saturday, March 21, will feature performances by two winners of the Chicago Music Institute’s 2015 vocal competition. The benefit will be held at the Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington, Ill.

Alan Heatherington, Music Director

Alan Heatherington has built his career in the Chicago metropolitan area as a choral and orchestral conductor, a violinist/concertmaster and an educator. So distinguished are his accomplishments that the Chicago Tribune named him a Chicagoan of the Year in the arts in 2004. The Illinois Council of Orchestras awarded him the title of Conductor of the Year for 2005 and again in 2012. In 2010 he received the Cultural Leadership Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, for “sustained leadership, extending beyond his own organizations and community, that has profoundly impacted the state of the arts in Illinois.” He was the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award from Chicago Classical Review. Read more...