This not to be missed opportunity features music composed and conducted by Grammy Award winner Eric Whitacre. Eric is joined by Grammy-nominated conductor Donald Nally who will conduct a variety of titles by contemporary composers from the Walton and GIA catalogs. The Northwestern Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, a 24-voice ensemble that sings a highly specialized, virtuosic repertoire for advanced choral singers, are joined by members the University of Chicago Motet Choir. The 35-member Motet Choir under the direction of James Kallembach, specializes in singing a cappella masterworks of all cultures and time periods.