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Since 2013, the Englewood Neighborhood Choir has served youth from Englewood and surrounding neighborhoods.

Our Neighborhood Choir program is a window onto the world and an incubator for global leadership. With our world-class instruction and empathetic approach to music education, these community-based programs bring to life an emphasis on emotional, intellectual, and social development anchored in musical excellence and creative expression.

In the Englewood Neighborhood Choir, music education means more than theory, notation, and sight-singing. Through exposure to music that authentically incorporates diverse languages and styles, singers engage in dialogue about the historical and social context of an array of cultures.

The impact of this exposure is compounded by the opportunity for students to connect with young people across the city—and globe—breaking down barriers of race, religion, and socioeconomics, forging life-long friendships along the way.

The Englewood Neighborhood Choir has been invited to sing for community functions in Englewood and beyond. In 2013, the Englewood Neighborhood Choir debuted at Uniting Voices Chicago’s annual Red Jacket Optional benefit. Since then, they have performed throughout Chicago, including performances as part of Chicago Artists Month, Chicago Symphony Center, NBA All-Star Weekend (2020), So Fresh Saturday community celebrations throughout Englewood, and a host of live televised events. Recent tours have included Wisconsin and Michigan.

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Performance Highlights

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Program Assistant

Veronica Morales

Rehearsal Schedule & Location:

Mondays & Wednesdays

Allegro: 5-6pm
Vivace: 5-6:30pm


St. Benedict the African Church
6550 S. Harvard Ave.

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Program Costs

To learn more about our sliding-scale tuition and how we work to make music education affordable for all families, please visit our Program Costs page.

The scale is based on registration for the 2023-24 program year and shows the recommended amount for household income but Uniting Voices Chicago will always work with individual family constraints. Registration opens April 17!

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Support for the Englewood Neighborhood Choir is provided, in part, by Egwele & Company and the Richard L. Duchossois Memorial Foundation.