Voice of Chicago - Chicago Children's Choir %

In Fall 2021, Chicago Children’s Choir looks forward to the return to in-person learning! We will modify our schedule according to city guidelines to create a safe environment for our singers to come together in smaller groups, wearing masks and maintaining appropriate distance. If restrictions should change, CCC will be prepared to pivot as needed, while still achieving our artistic and educational goals.  

Voice of Chicago is CCC’s most advanced choral ensemble, maintaining an extensive performance schedule that includes touring and collaborations with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions.

Members of this ensemble have performed for former President and Secretary of State Clinton, former South African President Nelson Mandela and His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. Additionally, they have performed with celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti, Samuel Ramey, Andrea Bocelli and Bobby McFerrin.

Voice of Chicago has toured to over 25 nations on five continents, including: Italy, Cuba, South Africa, India, Argentina, Uruguay and South Korea.

Voice of Chicago is presented by Allstate.

The 2021-22 program year runs September 7, 2021 through June 11, 2022 and includes:

  • Two rehearsals per week on Tuesdays (between 5pm and 8pm) and Saturdays (between 9am and 5pm); additional rehearsals scheduled as needed
  • Music theory instruction
  • Several performance opportunities throughout the year
  • Workshops throughout the year by guest artists and culture bearers
  • Connections with youth across the city and around the world

About Voice of Chicago Rehearsals

Small Group Sessions will be scheduled to allow for two rehearsals a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and incorporate Music Theory throughout the month. Groups will be assigned to create an optimum learning experience and may change throughout the year.

*Note: Rehearsal times may at times be extended and are subject to change. Wednesday rehearsals may be added, as needed. Rehearsals will end 5-10 minutes early to allow for transition and air exchange between groups, as needed.

About Voice of Chicago’s Audition Process

Step 1: Pre-Screening Audition

Pre-screen auditions for the 2021-22 program year are now closed. Singers who submitted an audition form and video have been contacted via email to confirm receipt of their auditions.

Auditions are still available for CCC’s Neighborhood Choir Program, serving singers ages 8-18. Click here for more information!

Step 2: Callback Auditions

Auditioning singers will be notified on Monday, June 7 if they will be invited to continue the audition process with a callback audition, to be scheduled for a 30 minute time-block on Thursday, June 10 between 4:00-8:00pm or Saturday, June 12 between 9:00am-5:00pm.

The final list of accepted singers to Voice of Chicago will be announced by June 15, 2021

Auditioning singers should register for their current Neighborhood Choir prior to auditioning, and we will transfer the information as needed. Online registration for the 2021-2022 season is now live.

About Voice of Chicago 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 Voice of Chicago tuition.

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