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Illuminare is Elaine’s first extended work, consisting of five movements for SATB chorus and chamber orchestra. Using lesser-known sacred Latin texts, the piece takes us through a season of beauty and goodness that has been disrupted by darkness and confusion. But as Light gradually returns, hope is restored, illuminating our future and guiding us in peace.

Illuminare will be performed by consortium members throughout the 2021-22 season. It will be available for purchase in August 2022.

Duration: 24 minutes


SATB chorus, piano, strings (, percussion (2)

optional flute, oboe, horn in F (2)

2021-22 Performances

September 11, 2021 Arlington Master Chorale 

conducted by Randy Jordan, Arlington, TX

October 2, 2021 Festival Singers of Florida

conducted by Dr. Kevin Fenton, Lakeland, FL

December 4, 2021 University of Portland

conducted by Dr. David De Lyser, Portland, OR

December 11, 2021 Des Moines Choral Society

conducted by Dr. James Rodde, Des Moines, IA

February 12, 2022 newVoices Choir

conducted by Dr. Phillip Swan, Appleton, WI

March 10–11, 2022 Cherry Creek Chorale

conducted by Brian Leatherman, Cherry Hills Village, CO

March 20, 2022 Master Singers

conducted by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, Eau Claire, WI

April 2–3, 2022 Chorale Midwest

conducted by Dr. Bradley Barrett, Cedar Rapids, IA

April 29, 30, May 1, 2022 Two Rivers Chorale

conducted by Timothy Sawyer, St. Paul, MN

June 29–July 3, 2022 Perform International

conducted by Dr. Ryan Beeken, Tallinn, Estonia