Chicago Children's Choir to Hold Neighborhood Choir Auditions
Chicago Children's Choir (photo by Elliot Mandel).
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Chicago Children’s Choir, the nation’s preeminent youth choral organization, leads 11 after-school neighborhood choirs – from Albany Park to Hyde Park. Students in grade 3 and up are invited to audition at the upcoming Neighborhood Choir New Singer Day, taking place at various locations throughout Chicago Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14. Check-in begins at 4:15 p.m., with the choir’s open rehearsal starting at 4:30 p.m. and auditions taking place immediately following from 5-5:30 p.m.
Auditions for the following neighborhood choirs will take place on Monday, January 13:
Austin: Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5615 W. Race Ave.
Bucktown: Moadon Kol Chadash, 2464 N. Clybourn Ave.
Englewood: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 415 W. Englewood Ave.
Humboldt Park: Casa Central, 1335 N. California Ave.
Pilsen/Little Village: Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave.
Rogers Park: Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Auditions for the following neighborhood choirs will take place on Tuesday, January 14:
Albany Park: North Park Covenant Church, 5250 N. Christiana Ave.
Beverly: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street
Hyde Park: First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Lincoln Park: Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted Street
No prior experience is necessary to join the Neighborhood Choir Program, and singers do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Chicago Children’s Choir is looking for students who can match pitch and have an enthusiasm for singing. Plus, students should be willing and able to commit to twice-weekly rehearsals for the season. Advance registration for auditions is recommended but not required; to reserve a spot or for more information, visit: https://ccchoir.org/join.
The Chicago Children’s Choir currently serves over 5,000 students across Chicago in all 52 zip codes through its vast network of in-school and after-school choir programs. CCC’s after-school Neighborhood Choirs are found in Albany Park, Austin, Beverly, Bucktown, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Pilsen/Little Village, and Rogers Park. These groups perform at several events in their community throughout the school year. They’ll also have a chance to travel with their Choir.
Chicago Children’s Choir, led by president and artistic director Josephine Lee, is a non-profit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music.
Founded in Hyde Park in direct response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1956, CCC has grown from one choir into a vast network of in-school and after-school programs driven by one mission: to inspire and change lives through music. Learn more at ccchoir.org.