Chicago Children’s Choir alumnus & 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Hearne returns home to Chicago Children’s Choir to lead Voice of Chicago in an exploration of his compositions, hailed by Pitchfork as “some of the most expressive, socially engaged music in recent memory—from any genre.”

PROGRAM
Movements from Privilege (Hearne)
Movements from Sound from the Bench (Hearne)
Selections from Place (Hearne)

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about ted hearne

2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist & CCC alumnus

Composer, singer, bandleader and recording artist TED HEARNE (b.1982, Chicago) draws on a wide breadth of influences ranging across music’s full terrain, to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works.

The New York Times has praised Mr. Hearne for his “tough edge and wildness of spirit,” and “topical, politically sharp-edged works.” Pitchfork called Hearne’s work “some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory — from any genre,” and Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker that Hearne’s music “holds up as a complex mirror image of an information-saturated, mass-surveillance world, and remains staggering in its impact.”

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Voice of Chicago is presented by Allstate.

This project is supported in part by the Chicago Children’s Choir Artistic Initiatives Fund.