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Uniting Voices Chicago

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We Are Uniting Voices Chicago

Our legacy deserves a name that honors our story. Chicago Children’s Choir is now Uniting Voices Chicago.

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Uniting Voices Chicago honors the mission and values of its roots as Chicago Children’s Choir, while recognizing the incredible and authentic evolution over its decades-long history.

Kyle Sircus, Uniting Voices Chicago alum (2007)


Our latest original single by Composer-in-Residence W. Mitchell Owens III was written to honor Uniting Voices Chicago’s decades-long impact—and potent, powerful future. This upbeat song aims to bring together voices from all sides of a divided society to sing as one: as people united.

Our Impact*

2,321 singers representing every Chicago zip code

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

79 schools; 95% CPS

136 choirs

25 Nations

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

*As of December 2022

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school programs across Chicago.

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


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

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Building a Harmonious World

Announcing: Uniting Voices Lexington

After decades of requests to bring our program to communities around the country, we're exciting to announce our first program site beyond Chicago: Uniting Voices Lexington. Led by alum Dr. Michael Preacely, Uniting Voices Lexington will be a vocal ensemble for diverse youth ages 12-18 across the city and the wider Bluegrass region. The program will showcase young people as ambassadors of the community and leaders on the global stage.

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In a world that’s full of so much hurting and hate, it’s reassuring and powerful to know that there are people who are trying their hardest to change other’s perspective on life through a creative and effective platform.

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