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March 2020

Cancelled: World Music Festival

March 14 @ 3:30 pm
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL
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Cancelled Event

Effective immediately, Chicago Children’s Choir will cancel all choir activities until further notice. This includes neighborhood choirs, DiMension, Voice of Chicago rehearsals, performances and workshops as of Thursday, March 12. Our singers join together from many schools and communities, and we hope this break will add to the efforts of preventing community spread of COVID-19. Additionally, due to the heightened concerns raised about travel, we will be cancelling all tours.

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Virtual Performance on NBC Chicago Today*

March 27 @ 11:30 am
NBC

Tune in to NBC's Chicago Today to see CCC singers staying connected and bringing our city together through a compilation video of We All Live Here, featuring Voice of Chicago singers singing from home!

Check out this inspiring collaboration with NBC on channel 5 or via nbcchicago.com/live!

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May 2020

Ravinia Mass Virtual Panel Discussion

May 15 @ 8:15 pm - 8:50 pm

Tune into the Ravinia Mass Virtual Panel Discussion on Friday, May 15!
This discussion will feature Chicago Children's Choir's President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee, world-renowned conductor Marin Alsop, Ravinia Festival President and CEO Welz Kauffman and more!

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Mass on PBS’ Great Performances

May 15 @ 9:00 pm
PBS

Watch Bernstein’s MASS on Great Performances

Almost 150 members of the CCC artistic family, from Neighborhood Choir to Voice of Chicago to alumni singers, performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and renowned conductor Marin Alsop on July 20, 2019 in Ravinia Festival's encore performance of Bernstein's MASS. The critically acclaimed performance spotlighted CCC’s breadth and excellence and will air as an episode of Great Performances at 9pm, Friday, May 15, on PBS.

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Cancelled: SoundBites

May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL
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Our deepest thanks for your support of Chicago Children’s Choir and interest in our Ambassadors Board’s fundraising event SoundBites.

As an organization providing choral education to over 5,000 students across the city, we are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, heeding the recommendations of the CDC, are suspending all large-scale events indefinitely. This unfortunately includes cancellation of SoundBites 2020.

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Mass on PBS’ Great Performances

May 17 @ 1:00 pm
PBS

Watch Bernstein’s MASS on Great Performances

Almost 150 members of the CCC artistic family, from Neighborhood Choir to Voice of Chicago to alumni singers, performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and renowned conductor Marin Alsop on July 20, 2019 in Ravinia Festival's encore performance of Bernstein's MASS. The critically acclaimed performance spotlighted CCC’s breadth and excellence and will air as an episode of Great Performances at 1pm, Sunday, May 17, on PBS.

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Virtual Paint the Town Red

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ccchoir.org/pttr, IL United States + Google Map

Announcing our VIRTUAL Paint the Town Red!

For 10 years, we have hosted our popular free Paint the Town Red concert celebration at Millennium Park, featuring 5,000 young singers from every Chicago zip code, alongside special guest artists. This year’s Paint the Town Red concert will go on, bigger and broader than ever, through a free concert on a digital stage with inspiring messages from special guests.

This virtual event will feature a compilation of performances along with uplifting messages from our special guests in honor of our resilient city of champions. The concert will conclude at 8pm in tandem with the country’s nightly #Solidarityat8 program encouraging the public to sing, applaud and flash their house lights in a show of support for front line workers. 

All are invited to tune in to the free livestream on our website at ccchoir.org/pttr as well as on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday, May 21 from 7-8pm CDT.

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I Sing for Change: Mahatma Gandhi’s Spiritual Journey

May 25 @ 9:00 am

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts and Chicago Children's Choir celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's global influence in I Sing for Change: Mahatma Gandhi's Spiritual Journey. 

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June 2020

A New Freedom: Black Voices Honoring Juneteenth in a Time of Struggle

June 19 @ 6:00 pm
Livestream on Facebook and YouTube

Announcing A New Freedom: Black Voices Honoring Juneteenth in a Time of Struggle, a virtual concert of music and spoken word featuring Black CCC alumni. Featured artists include Phillip Armstrong, Jonathan Green, Nicole Heaston, Chloé Johnson, Keanon Kyles, Brandon Lampkin, Jonita Lattimore, Avilla Martin, W. Mitchell Owens, III, Tramaine Parker, Michael Preacely, Isaiah Robinson, Rachel Robinson, Allison Semmes and Jonathan Swain.

As an organization founded in direct response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1956, we unequivocally assert that Black Lives Matter. Juneteenth is our call to action to persist and insist on the fullness of freedom promised to some 250,000 emancipated Africans in Texas in 1865 and all of our ancestors of African descent, who were repeatedly denied equality and opportunity. Juneteenth celebrates dutiful resistance to systemic oppression and criminalization of Black skin and the resilience of our ancestors who endeavored to stand at fatal risk for the freedoms that Civil Rights leaders and Black Lives Matter protesters fight for today. Change does not happen without struggle and demonstration.

The concert is curated by Lonnie Norwood, CCC Englewood Neighborhood Choir & In School Conductor, Tramaine Parker, CCC Alumna and Mark Myers, CCC Associate Artistic Director.

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Hot Stove Cool Music Virtual Concert

June 25 @ 7:00 pm

Chicago Children's Choir's collaborative partner, Foundation to be Named Later, presents Theo Epstein and Peter Gammons' Virtual Hot Stove Cool Music. The annual event celebrating music, baseball and giving will take place on Zoom and will feature a Voice of Chicago performance of We All Live Here.

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