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About Us

They’ll learn more than how to carry a tune. They’ll learn how to carry themselves as the future leaders they are.

Our mission:

To inspire and change lives through music

Founded in 1956 as a direct response to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Children’s Choir is rooted in the belief that music can be a vehicle to foster mutual understanding and respect between young people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Since its founding, CCC has grown from a single choir into a vast network of in-school and after-school programs that serve thousands of students across the city of Chicago every year. The Choir offers a performance-based learning experience that includes innovative creative partnerships and artistic endeavors—from regular appearances at Lyric Opera and Ravinia Festival to features on high caliber recording projects such as Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book and The Big Day.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Discovering common ground and celebrating our differences through music is in our DNA.

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