Neighborhood Choirs - Chicago Children's Choir

Open their world with new music, new friends and a new-found sense of confidence.

CCC offers community-based, after-school programs in 12 neighborhoods, providing beginning, intermediate and advanced arts learning to students ages 8-18.


Why CCC?

  • Learn music from many genres and cultures – authentic to the style
    and language of each piece, incorporating movement as appropriate
  • Connect with young people across the city – and globe – breaking down barriers of race, religion and socioeconomics
  • Engage in dialogue about the historical and social context of music learned and its relevance today  
  • Feel a sense of pride through high expectations and opportunities for performance
  • Understand the inner workings of music, such as music theory, notation, sight-singing, and improvisation, across artistic traditions
  • Participate in workshops with guest artists, educators and global leaders
  • Building life-long friendships


About the Neighborhood Choir Audition Process

The audition process is quick and simple, open to students in grades 3 and up.  Singers do not need to have prior experience or to prepare anything for the audition. We are looking for students who can match pitch and have an enthusiasm for singing.

For the 2021-22 program year, new singers will be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits. Interested singers that sign up to audition will receive a follow-up email to schedule a time to meet with the conductor in person or over Zoom.


About Neighborhood Choir Tuition

CCC has a long-standing commitment to serving children and families regardless of their financial situation. All programs are heavily discounted through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, allowing us to remove a financial barrier to participation. Tuition is inclusive of regular rehearsals, materials, workshops, music theory classes, participation in performances and uniforms (excluding shoes). Tour experiences are not included in tuition. Additionally, Chicago Children’s Choir offers the below subsidies*:

  • 10% early bird discount for registration by June 30
  • $25 discount for families that refer a new singer who joins CCC
  • 20% sibling discount
  • Personal fundraising opportunities (such as digital gift cards and cheesecake sales)
  • No risk registration! Tuition and registration fees are refundable for singers who are not able to join us come September

*Discounts will be applied up to full amount of tuition

If you need additional financial accommodations, please contact Jackie Johnson at jjohnson@ccchoir.org or 312.849.8300 x114.

Click here to learn about Neighborhood Choir Program tuition.


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Neighborhood Choir Locations and Rehearsal Schedules 2021-22*
*Subject to change

Albany Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Allegro: 4:15-5:15pm
Vivace: 5:15-6:15pm
Presto: 6:15-7:30pm

Location
North Park Covenant Church
5250 N. Christiana Ave.

Interested in joining?
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Austin

Rehearsal Schedule and Location

Wednesdays at Austin Branch, Chicago Public Library (5615 W. Race Ave.):
Allegro Rehearsal: 4:30-5:30pm
Vivace Rehearsal: 5:30-6:30pm

1st and 3rd Saturdays at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4046 W. Armitage Ave.)
Combined Austin & Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs
Allegro Rehearsal & Music Theory: 9:00-10:30am
Vivace Rehearsal & Music Theory: 9:15-11:00am

All other Saturdays at Austin Branch, Chicago Public Library (5615 W. Race Ave.):
Allegro Rehearsal: 9:00-10:00am
Vivace Rehearsal: 10:00-11:00am

Interested in joining?Sign up for Auditions »

Beverly

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Allegro: 4:30-5:30pm
Vivace: 5:30-6:30pm
Presto: 6:30-7:45pm

Location
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.

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Bucktown

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays and Wednesdays
Allegro: 4:30-5:30pm
Vivace: 5:30-6:30pm

Location
Moadon Kol Chadash
2464 N. Clybourn Ave.

Interested in joining?
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Englewood

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday (Rehearsals and Music Theory):
Allegro: 4:30-6:00pm
Vivace: 4:45-6:30pm

Wednesday:
Allegro Rehearsal: 4:30-5:30pm
- Optional Vocal Technique (as scheduled): 6:00-6:30pm
Vivace Rehearsal: 5:30-6:30pm
- Optional Vocal Technique (as scheduled): 4:45-5:15pm

Location
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
415 W. Englewood Ave.

Interested in joining?Sign up for Auditions »

*NEW* Gage Park

Opening September 2021

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Allegro: 4:30-5:30pm
Vivace: 5:30-6:30pm

Location
To be determined

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Garfield Park/Off The Street Club

Must become a member of Off the Street Club to participate.

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesdays and Fridays
Allegro: 4:30-5:30pm
Vivace: 5:30-6:30pm

Location
Off the Street Club
25 N. Karlov Ave.

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Humboldt Park

Wednesdays
Allegro: 4:15-5:15pm
Vivace: 5:15-6:15pm
Presto: 6:15-7:15pm

1st & 3rd Saturdays:
Combined Austin & Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs
Allegro Rehearsal & Music Theory: 9:00-10:30am
Vivace Rehearsal & Music Theory: 9:15-11:00am
Presto Rehearsal & Music Theory: 10:30am-12:00pm

2nd & 4th Saturdays:
Allegro: 9:00-10:00am
Vivace: 10:00-11:00am
Presto: 11:00-12:00pm

Location
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4046 W. Armitage Ave.

Interested in joining?Sign up for Auditions »

Hyde Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Allegro: 4:15-5:15pm
Vivace: 5:15-6:15pm
Presto: 6:15-7:30pm

Location
First Unitarian Church of Chicago
5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

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Lincoln Park/DePaul

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesdays - Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 N. Halsted St., 2nd Floor Choral Room)
Allegro A: 4:45-5:45pm Allegro C Zoom day
Vivace A: 5:45-6:45pm Vivace C Zoom day
Presto: 6:45-7:45pm

Wednesdays - Music Building (804 W. Belden Ave., Recital Hall)
Allegro B: 4:45-5:45pm
Vivace B: 5:45-6:45pm

Saturdays - Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 N. Halsted St., 2nd Floor Choral Room)
Presto: 9:00-10:30am
Vivace C: 10:30am-12:00pm Vivace A & B Zoom day
Allegro C: 12:15-1:15pm Allegro A & B Zoom day

Location:
DePaul University, School of Music

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Pilsen/Little Village

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays and Wednesdays
Allegro: 4:30-5:30pm
Vivace: 5:30-6:30pm
Presto: 6:30-7:30pm

Location
Arturo Velasquez Institute
2800 S. Western Ave.

Interested in joining?Sign up for Auditions »

Rogers Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays and Wednesdays
Allegro: 4:15-5:15pm
Vivace: 5:15-6:15pm
Presto: 6:15-7:15pm

Location
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave.

Interested in joining?Sign up for Auditions »