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Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir Community Concert


May 14, 2024


7:00 PM


Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Hall and Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor North)

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Add to Calendar 5/14/2024 7:00 PM America/Chicago Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir Community Concert This seasonal showcase will bring to life the sounds of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood through a concert featuring original music, exciting choreography and multimedia presentations. Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Hall and Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor North)


This seasonal showcase will bring to life the sounds of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood through a concert featuring original music, exciting choreography and multimedia presentations.

Learn more about the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Choir.


Tickets are $10* per person, available for purchase at the concert. All seating is general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

*Uniting Voices Chicago has a pay-what-you-can policy, allowing guests to pay as much or as little as they like per ticket, including requesting free tickets if desired*


Uniting Voices Chicago strives to make music and performance accessible to anyone who wants it. The wheelchair accessible entrance, located street level at Garland Court and Randolph Street, leads to the westernmost Randolph Square entry doors which have power assisted opening. All restrooms and elevators are in the Chicago Cultural Center are wheelchair accessible. To request accommodations, please email info [at] unitingvoiceschicago [dot] org.

Getting There

Take CTA to the Chicago Cultural Center

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147.


Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.

Concert Program

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Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir Community Concert

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Chicago Cultural Center

Grand Army of the Republic Hall


Lonnie Norwood Jr, Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir
Gavin Harper, Associate Conductor, Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir

About Uniting Voices Chicago

Founded in 1956 at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) empowers and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to find their voice and celebrate their common humanity through the power of music. As a leading non-profit organization, we serve thousands of youth ages 6-18 from every zip code of Chicago through transformative and accessible music education programs and performance opportunities.

After the Show

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May 23 | Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
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Concert Program

People Get Ready
by Curtis Mayfield; arr. W. Mitchell Owens III

Australian folk song

I Bought Me a Cat
American folk song; arr. Aaron Copeland

Irish Lullaby (Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral)
Trad. Irish folk song

Senyiwa Dedende (Pεtε, Pεtε)
Trad. Ghanaian folk song; arr. Alex Acheampong, Lonnie Norwood, Jr.

Jim Papoulis

Cao, Cao Maní Picao
Jose Carbo Melendez

A Question of Tempo
Joanne Hamil

Sesere Eeye
Torres Strait Islanders folk song ; arr. Mark O’Leary

Estonian Swedish folk song; as taught by Mollie Stone (2023)

Felix Mendelssohn; poetry by Heinrich Heine

We Maria
South African gospel song; as taught by Bongani Magatyana (2022)

Won’ Tuh’n Back
Trad. African American spiritual; arr. Dexter Walker, Lonnie Norwood, Jr.

Trad. Ukrainian Folk Song; arr. Dimitri Bortnjanskii

Wilbur Chenoweth

Como La Flor
Peter Astudillo, Abraham Quintanilla III; arr. W. Mitchell Owens III

I. Vaishnava jana to
Trad. Hindu Bhajan; arr. Nicki Sekhar

II. Eyes on de Prize
Trad. African American Spiritual adapted by Alice Wine and leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement; arr. Lonnie Norwood, Jr.

A Brand New Day
Luther Vandross; arr. Anita Cracauer

Sir Duke

Harper Bernstein
Africa Borrell Fuentes
Arya Coman
Freya DuBois
Leyla Foley
Ellie Gagle
Aaliyah Gilbert-Meyer
Zeynep Hazar
Jacob Li
Kate Lowry
Zoe Mann
Rhea Mathew
Leyla Mbanefo
Queenie Quarcoo
Zeferina Rodriguez-Villegas
Delia Roffe
Mira Rothfeder
Anais Sharma
Henry Solheim
Emma Stofft
Lou Stofft
Anaya Thakkar

Julia Appleby
Sienna Arango
Raina Barkoff
Thea Black
Drew Blackburn
Lucy Bolos-Hartman
Penelope Charboneau
Timothy David
Grace Davidson
Chloè Ericsoussi
Parker Felker
Orla Gerben
Jared Gong
Aarna Guhya
Dahlia Hirsch
Lucas Hitchell
Stella Jeno
Naomi Kalous
Lola Klauminzer
Suhail Kuznetsov
Anzhi Agnes Lu
Beatrice Mann
Mia Marsella
Isadora Marta
Axel McGrane
Brooke McGuire
Aibhlin O’Brien
Nathaniel Reitor
Georgina Sinclair
Alison St. Peters
Victor Wolbert

Lila Arch
Charleston Blackburn
Grace Brothers
Angela Carlson
Sophia Chandler
Mandy Dantz
Anika Datta
Miles Hawry
Penelope Hoffman
Penelope Holland
Darius Jones
Ayla Kaynor
Joslyn Kaynor
Ūla Kerelis
Isla Klauminzer
Vikram Konkimalla
Vivienne Lynch
Alayna Mack
Bennet McConkey
Danielle Murray
Elizabeth Neveu
Naomi Nobles-Vincent
Avery Pan
Claire Regnier
Stephanie Salajean
Helena Sheikh
Naava Stein
Isla Van der Bijl
Zoey Wax
Sybella Zhao

Piano - Kyle Stephens
Bass - Tim Sessier
Drums - Marquis Carter
Guitar - Dave Hiltebrand
Trumpet - Millie Ahearn, Greg Strauss
Trombone - Brian Mayo
Tenor Sax - Artie Black

The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir Program Is Supported In Part By the Following


Crown Family Philanthropies

Green Bay PAckers

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Peoples Gas Community Fund

Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation

Special Thanks

DePaul University
Dr. Susanne Baker, Director of DePaul Community Music Division

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Chicago Cultural Center
Reema Konkimalla

Thank you to our Program Assistant Kevin Rudzinski