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65 Years

For 65 years, we have been raising voices for change. Through our programs, we have empowered young people the world over to embrace their potential, express themselves boldly, and to strive for excellence—on stage and off. Over the course of more than six decades, we have inspired and changed more than 50,000 lives.

And we're just getting started.

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Egypt Tour 2022

After three years since our last international tour to Spain, Chicago Children's Choir embarked upon a historic trip to Egypt to inspire and change lives through music. With concerts at iconic sites like the Cairo Opera House, Tahrir Cultural Center and the Library of Alexandria, and connections with peers from every corner of the country, this tour was a landmark experience that reaffirmed music's central place in our effort to make a harmonious world.

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1956-2021

Celebrating 65 Years of Uniting Voices

From the North Side to the South Side to the West Side, we are not just a choir—we are a movement.

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Our Impact*

2,321 singers representing every Chicago zip code

100% high school graduation rate and 100% college acceptance rate

74 schools; 95% CPS

136 choirs

25 Nations

100% of programs subsidized; 70% of students participate for free

*Based on 2021-2022 programs

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school programs across Chicago.
50%

of our after-school program singers come from low-income households.


80%

of the schools with whom we partner serve predominantly students from low-to-moderate income households.


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Nowhere else have I had access to a diverse and multicultural family. Nowhere else have I breathed in unison with the brothers, sisters, family around me and tried to feel their joy, their pain, and their lives as they are carried to my ears by the most inspiring and empowering music.

Albert Kerelis, CCC Alum (2020) Meet the CCC Family

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