Watch a live performance of our "Let's Get Funky" medley from Voice of Chicago, under the direction of Lonnie Norwood, Conductor & Director of Africana Studies.
Martin Luther King III delivered the keynote address during the University of Chicago’s 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, held January 30 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. In his speech, King III addressed gun violence, voting rights, income inequality, and political activism, calling for an end to violence around the world.
Before a full audience, the commemoration commenced with a rendition of the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—often referred to as the “Black national anthem”—by Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Children’s Choir.READ MORE
More than 2,700 Chicago Public Schools students in the Uniting Voices Chicago education program will perform Soul to Soul: The Evolution of African Music in America at Chicago Symphony Center (Feb. 22-23). “This event brings together youth of all backgrounds to celebrate the diverse Africana cultures and histories that they have learned alongside one another,” says Uniting Voices Chicago President Josephine Lee. “Through this community, our singers are becoming global leaders as they harness the power of music to bridge social divisions and explore what unites us in our common humanity.”
Martin Luther King III reflected upon his family’s steadfast dedication to activism, as he spoke to the University of Chicago community during its MLK Commemoration Celebration. Mr. King said he was honored to deliver the keynote address on Jan. 30 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, from the same pulpit where his father first spoke in 1956. The evening also included performances by Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Children’s Choir. In keeping with annual tradition, their repertoire included a stirring rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
The National Endowment for the Arts on Wednesday announced nationwide grants for art projects, including about $1.6 million in grants for 66 projects in Illinois.
Uniting Voices (aka Chicago Children’s Choir): $35,000 to support conductor and choreographer fees for the Neighborhood Choir Program and Dimension ensemble, providing choral music training for youth.
Bringing the joys of superlative music to appreciative audiences for over 100 years, Chicago’s Symphony Center has long been a place to enjoy wonder. During a recent visit to the landmark venue, that awe was delivered through the voices of the young. Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly the Chicago Children’s Choir, boasts a long history as well.
Winter Glow, this year’s seasonal marquee performance for the enterprise, beautifully displayed the delight choral song can inspire. Much more than a display of technical acuity or individual talent, the program showcased the tempered power and majesty of the collective.READ MORE
Josephine Lee, President of Uniting Voices Chicago, was named to Newcity's Music 45 Hall of Fame.READ MORE
Children in the Englewood Neighborhood Choir, an ensemble at Uniting Voices Chicago, will take the stage 11 a.m. Saturday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.
The performance is the first of two in Uniting Voices Chicago’s Winter Glow concert. A matinee show at 2:30 p.m. will showcase youth in other neighborhood choirs.READ MORE
December 9 at the Chicago Cultural Center is all about families. All entertainment this day will be family friendly. Kids will love the Sloomoo Slime Activation, holiday films and live holiday and bilingual performances from Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly the Chicago Children’s Choir), along with Son Monarcas, the Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival, Changing Worlds and more.READ MORE
More than 500 guests gathered to support Uniting Voices Chicago at their Red Jacket Optional gala hosted at The Geraghty on Oct. 14. Uniting Voices’ transformative youth empowerment and music education programs serve thousands of students from every neighborhood in Chicago and beyond. $1.5M was raised to support music programming, offered free of charge to students, in 88 Chicago schools.
Mayor Brandon Johnson opened the evening by reflecting on Uniting Voices’ long history of impactful programming for Chicago youth. The night featured vibrant performances by Uniting Voices members, ages 6-18, including show-stopping renditions of Broadway classics, original music, and songs from around the world. With culinary delights from Boka Catering Group, an open bar, access to a live auction with premium experiences, and an epic afterparty, the evening was a night to remember, all in support of Chicago’s youth!
Hundreds of Chicagoans gathered to support Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) at their Red Jacket Optional gala, hosted at The Geraghty on Saturday, October 14th. Uniting Voices’ transformative youth empowerment and music education programs serve thousands of students from every neighborhood in Chicago and beyond.READ MORE
A 10-year-old girl mesmerized children and adults alike on the lakefront Thursday with her message of hope and larger-than-life personality. But this girl wasn’t made of flesh and bone. Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet representing a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, made her first stop in Chicago at Navy Pier as she continues her walk across America to the West Coast. And finally, the puppet was embraced by over 70 members of the youth choir Uniting Voices as they performed their original song “We All Live Here.”READ MORE