Give today to inspire and change lives through music.

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Founded during the Civil Rights Movement as a choir of 23 singers in the basement of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago in Hyde Park in 1956, Chicago Children’s Choir has grown to serve 4,600 youth from all 57 zip codes of Chicago.

CCC founder Rev. Christopher Moore believed that through music making, children from diverse backgrounds could break down barriers and promote understanding and unity in their communities.

For 60 years we have done just that. But with your help we can do so much more.

Over half of Chicago Children’s Choir’s operating budget comes from individual donations, corporate contributions, and grants.

3,800 of our 4,600 students pay $0 in tuition to participate in our programs.

5 of our 10 Neighborhood Choir Programs are 85-100% subsidized.

Your support of our mission provides uniforms for students, performance expenses for Community Concerts, tuition assistance for students in financial need, and tour assistance for invaluable cultural exchanges with other like-minded organizations.

If you would like additional information on how to give or to find out more ways in which your gift can make a difference, please contact Madelaine Mooney, Individual Giving Manager, at or 312.849.8300 x102.

Philanthropic Partners

Chicago Children’s Choir is grateful for the support of our philanthropic partners and event sponsors.

Creative Council

We’re proud to collaborate with local creatives who represent the cutting edge of their respective disciplines in the city of Chicago and beyond.


Since the first rehearsal of Chicago Children’s Choir in 1956, over 50,000 young people of Chicago have participated in our programs.

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