The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir has partnered with the Community Music Division of DePaul University since 1989. DePaul's Community Music Division offers outstanding music instruction to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir serves students throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
Our Neighborhood Choir program is a window onto the world and an incubator for global leadership. With our world-class instruction and socially conscious approach to music education, these community-based programs nurture emotional, intellectual, and social development anchored in musical excellence and creative expression.
In the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir, music education means more than theory, notation, and sight-singing. Our encouraging approach to musicianship authentically incorporates diverse languages and styles, engaging singers in a meaningful dialogue about the historical and social context of an array of cultures. The impact of this exposure is compounded through the bonds students form with young people across the city—and globe—breaking down barriers of race, religion, and socioeconomics and forging life-long friendships along the way.
The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir performs regularly in both inside and outside the community of Lincoln Park. The Presto Ensemble performs annually at the Keshet Rainbow Banquet, while the Tour Ensemble has performed at the Marfan Foundation Annual Gala. Select singers recently performed in Turandot and La bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Bernstein’s MASS at Ravinia Festival. Select members of the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir have toured throughout the United States including for performances in New Orleans, Williamsburg, and Virginia.