Chicago Voices: The Message in the Music

The Message in the Music - Lyric Opera of Chicago

A live performance showcasing jazz, blues, gospel, hip-hop, and classical vocal music and how artists use their voices to convey stories and emotion.

Lyric Unlimited, in partnership with Foundations of Music, is proud to announce the latest student program from its Chicago Voices initiative — The Message in the Music.

Through this innovative program, students explore the vocal sounds of jazz, blues, gospel, hip-hop, and classical music and how artists use their voices to convey stories and emotion. The Message in the Music culminates with a multi-genre performance featuring four professional vocalists and a live band.

Program Details:
  • • For grades 3-6
  • • Free for Chicago Public Schools 
  • • Limited bus scholarships available for qualifying schools

Performance Details:
  • • February 22, 2018
  • • 10:00 am - Wait List Only
  • • 12:00 pm - Wait List Only
  • • February 23, 2018
  • • 10:00 am - Wait List Only
  • • 12:00 pm - Wait List Only
  • • Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.)
  • • 45 minutes long, followed by Q&A with the performers

The student learning experience is supported by a variety of classroom resources developed to help students understand what makes each musical genre unique, and what they all have in common:
  • • Student study guide
  • • Teacher guide
  • • Multimedia content from the 2017 Chicago Voices Gala Concert
  • • In-school teaching artist visits (when requested)


Chicago Voices
is made possible by major support from J. Thomas Hurvis, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. This project is partially supported by The Chicago Community Trust, an IncentOvate Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and the Eisen Family Foundation.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Caerus Foundation, Inc.


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