Chicago Children’s Choir

Chicago Children’s Choir (Josephine Lee, president and artistic director) is the nation’s preeminent youth choral organization, serving 5,200 students across the city of Chicago. 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.CCC has impacted the lives of more than 50,000 diverse youth throughout its 62-year history. Since its founding, CCC has focused on building programs that reflect the racial and economic diversity of Chicago. Eighty percent of youth served are from low-moderate income homes, with over 4,000 students annually participating completely free of charge. All singers in CCC programs receive some level of subsidy. High school seniors enrolled in CCC have a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate, becoming global ambassadors who carry on CCC’s core values in a wide array of professional fields.

Previously at Lyric: 13 productions since 2000/01, most recently The Queen of Spades, Dead Man Walking (both 2019/20).

 

Last updated: September 13, 2020

For the Love of Lyric

For the Love of Lyric

For the love of music. For the love of opera. For the Love of Lyric.

Join us in celebrating the art we love with a special virtual concert featuring internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming, Broadway sensation Heather Headley, Ailyn Pérez, Soloman Howard, J'Nai Bridges, Julia Bullock, members of The Patrick G. and Shirley Ryan Opera Center, and members of the Chicago Children's Choir, with music direction by Doug Peck.

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar

Consider making a contribution to the For the Love of Lyric Fund to aid in our recovery from financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gifts made to the Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the generous sponsors of this star-studded concert.