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Listen to original CCC music and our fresh take on the classics.


"Still Here"

This original single by CCC Composer-in-Residence W. Mitchell Owens III is an uplifting anthem about the strength we find in unity and the promise of change our young people bring into the world day after day.

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Long Way Home

Long Way Home, first full-length album is a modern day retelling of Homer's ancient classic, a love letter to the City of Broad Shoulders and its wide-ranging influence on the sounds of music around the globe.

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Learn more about Long Way Home and the musical journey you'll take across Chicago. Also watch the fiery music video of featured song, "Chicago Fire" performed by Voice of Chicago.

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Harmony Anew

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We All Live Here

We All Live Here is an art project started in Chicago as a response to the city’s violent reputation, using art, community, and technology to remind everyone to help each other succeed while collaborating with artists and groups to spread this positive message—CCC's core mission.

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Watch the live performance of featured song, "We All Live Here" performed by Voice of Chicago at Paint the Town Red 2017.

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Holiday Harmony

Performed by the internationally-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning Concert Choir, Holiday Harmony's selections feature Christmas, Chanukah and seasonal music in the range of genres for which the Choir is renowned. Highlights include arrangements, several new, of popular favorites such as "Winter Wonderland", "Let it Snow", "Jerusalem of Gold", "Cool Yule" and "The Christmas Song", classics such as "Silent Night", "S'vivon" and Vivaldi's Gloria, and the popular spiritual "Go Tell it on the Mountain".

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Watch the performance of featured song, "Winter Wonderland" performed by Voice of Chicago at Songs of the Season 2021.



Songs on the Road to Freedom

Songs on the Road to Freedom was created for CCC's 50th anniversary and honors the Civil Rights Movement. This album features the anti-apartheid music of South Africa including "We Need A World" composed by a 16-year-old CCC singer. Both songs reflect our country's past and hope for the future.

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Watch the excerpt from Songs on the Road to Freedom during CCC's historic ten-day, six city Freedom Tour of the southern United Staes in the summer of 2007.

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Sita Ram

Sita Ram was inspired by the 24,000 verse, 2,000 year old Sanskrit Ramayana of Sage Valmiki, and the 16th century Old Hindi Ramcaritmanasa of Tulsidas. This modern interpretation of the ancient Hindu epic fuses the past, present and future in a fantastical world of song, dance, fashion and design.

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Learn more about Sita Ram and the musical path to reflection and self-discovery.

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Open Up Your Heart

Open Up Your Heart includes South African folk songs, and songs from Macedonia and Bulgaria. This album is a reflection of what CCC is all about, bringing children together from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; celebrating these diversities while setting a standard for the achievement of youth, both socially and musically.

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