Chicago Children’s Choir is excited to launch a new community-based after-school program in Gage Park for our 2021-22 program year. After years working alongside students, parents, and educators at Enrico Tonti Elementary School, Richard Daley Elementary School and Donald Morrill Elementary School, we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve the neighborhood and engage the community more deeply through our responsive programs.
Our Neighborhood Choir program is a window onto the world and an incubator for global leadership. With our world-class instruction and empathetic approach to music education, these community-based programs bring to life an emphasis on emotional, intellectual, and social development anchored in musical excellence and creative expression.
In the Gage Park Neighborhood Choir, music education will mean more than theory, notation, and sight-singing. Through exposure to music that authentically incorporates diverse languages and styles, singers engage in dialogue about the historical and social context of an array of cultures. The impact of this exposure is compounded by the opportunity for students to connect with young people across the city—and globe—breaking down barriers of race, religion, and socioeconomics, forging life-long friendships along the way.
Participants in the Gage Park Neighborhood Choir can look forward to participating in signature CCC events such as Canto Latino, Paint the Town Red, and Songs of the Season, as well as special projects like our collaboration with Lyric Opera, the Ravinia Festival, and acclaimed artists.