Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) has elected Ellen-Blair Chube as its board chair. Chube is managing director and client service officer at William Blair. With over two decades of strategic leadership across government and the private sector, Chube brings a perspective rooted in experience in public policy, operations, and client-oriented work. Says Chube, “We are providing unparalleled opportunities for young people of all backgrounds to come together on common ground and create something beautiful. I know this work has immense impact on community vitality and educational equity, and I look forward to contributing as chair.”
Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) presents Canto Latino “Creando Mole,” a rich celebration of Mexican song, dance, food and history in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Uniting Voices’ ensembles perform Mexican classics that are sure to get everyone on their feet! Uniting Voices alum and Chicago Reader’s Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2022 Pinqy Ring will emcee the event, which includes collaborations with Mariachi Perla de Mexico, Jarochicanos, and Ballet Folklorico de Chicago’s dancers alongside Uniting Voices singers dressed in vibrant colors performing traditional Mexican dances.READ MORE
Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly the Chicago Children’s Choir) celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and kicks off its 2023-24 season with “Canto Latino: Creando Mole,” a free outdoor festival in Harrison Park, September 30.READ MORE
It’s not too late to register for the Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly Chicago Children’s Choir, 2023-24 Neighborhood Choir Programs. Students’ 3rd grade and up receive world-class musical training after school twice a week, workshops from acclaimed artists, and numerous professional-level performance opportunities across Chicagoland as well as touring opportunities. Uniting Voices Chicago ensembles recently performed with Karol G at Lollapalooza, with Chicago Opera Theater, at the Nascar Street Race and with renowned musician Nesma Mahgoub at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. No previous musical training is required.READ MORE
Uniting Voices Chicago Head of Programs Jocelyn Smith talks about all the programs they offer to get kids involved and singing.
CHICAGO — A citywide youth choir program that commits to enrolling children regardless of finances is enrolling singers for its new season.
Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly the Chicago Children’s Choir, teaches students ages 8-18 vocal techniques, choreography and the history of several singers, composers and global music culture.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes The Walk with Little Amal, the internationally celebrated 12‑foot‑tall puppet of a 10‑year‑old girl, as part of her epic 6,000‑mile journey across the United States this fall. Amal will make her first appearance in Chicago at the Theater’s iconic marquee on Navy Pier on Thursday, Sept. 28, proceeding from Lake Michigan toward the city’s skyline, in a free event for all ages on September 28 at 5:30p.m. Presented in partnership with Navy Pier, the event will feature a performance by Uniting Voices (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir), along with appearances by A.B.L.E. and Chicago Children’s Museum, in collaboration with the Syrian Community Network.READ MORE
Performed from Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival, Great Performances presents legendary composer Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish symphony featuring the talent of Uniting Voices (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir), Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The performance is available to stream through September 18, 2023.
Marin Alsop, a protégé of Bernstein's who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony at Ravinia that is being broadcast via Great Performances, has found inspiration in those words, as she told our sister station WFMT. "I think in the world in which we live, which can be quite violent, that’s a beautiful way to think about things," she said. "If we invest ourselves in creating beauty as opposed to destroying each other, maybe the outcome will be what we all hope for."
The performance also features Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Children's Choir.READ MORE
It’s clear that Karol G is all about girl-power, community and positivity. To add a local touch to “Mañana Será Bonito” (“tomorrow will be beautiful”), she brought out the Uniting Voices Chicago choir. Some fans were moved to tears after the performance.
Thursday’s other headliner, Karol G, made history as the first Latin female artist to headline the festival with her nearly two hour set, which served as the beginning of her “MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO” tour. She brought out the Uniting Voices Chicago choir to join her on “Mientras Me Curo del Cora.”
Uniting Voices joined Colombian superstar Karol G at Lollapalooza and made history as they accompanied the first-ever Latin female artist to headline the festival in Chicago. Coming together for the first time since their collaborative performance on Saturday Night Live in April, Karol G and Uniting Voices reprised the hit "Mientras Me Curo del Cora" and as a consequence, "the already wistful song turned into a beautiful event as Karol sang the uplifting lyrics backed by the soulful choir."READ MORE