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Paint the Town Red 2024


May 23, 2024


11:00 AM


Pritzker Pavillion

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Add to Calendar 5/23/2024 11:00 AM America/Chicago Paint the Town Red 2024 This cornerstone program brings all Uniting Voices Chicago singers together from every corner of Chicago in the heart of the city at Pritzker Pavilion. Pritzker Pavillion


Paint the Town Red is one of Uniting Voices Chicago's most anticipated and largest events of the year, bringing together singers from every corner of Chicago and every level of our programs in song. Voice of Chicago, Dimension, all 12 Neighborhood Choirs and singers from our School Program will be performing.

This joyous event is a culmination of a year's worth of learning from our singers! We're celebrating the neighborhoods of Chicago, with a diverse repertoire of choral classics, original songs, pop medleys, and world music!


Paint the Town Red is free and open to the public, no reservations required! Seating is available in Pritzker Pavilion, or BYO blanket or chair to enjoy from the lawn!

Getting There

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, located inside of Millennium Park, is one of the most popular destinations in Chicago for a diverse array of free cultural performances.

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.).

Public Transportation:

We highly encourage you to take the CTA to Millennium Park!

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.

The park is also served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157


To learn more about accessibility at Millennium Park, visit their website.

Uniting Voices Chicago strives to make music and performance accessible to anyone who wants it. To request accommodations, please email info [at] unitingvoiceschicago [dot] org.

Paint the Town Red Giving Day

Support this transformative day that brings together the next generation of global leaders in Chicago! Join in the spirit of togetherness as young people from every corner of Chicago harmonize in the heart of the city with a donation to keep these programs accessible to all singers.

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After The Concert

The party doesn't stop when the concert in Pritzker Pavilion ends! Join our singers from Neighborhood Choir Program in Wrigley Square (on the corner of Michigan and Randolph) for a series of pop-up performances throughout the afternoon.


1:15pm-1:45pm - Gage Park, Humboldt Park and Pilsen/Little Village Neighborhood Choir Program & Off The Street Club

1:55pm-2:25pm - Rogers Park and Albany Park Neighborhood Choir Program

2:35pm-3:05pm - Beverly and Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir Program

3:15pm-3:45pm - Austin and West Town Neighborhood Choir Program & Dimension

3:55-4:25pm - Lincoln Park/DePaul and Englewood Neighborhood Choir Program

Paint the Town Red

Thursday, May 23, 11am

Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

Concert Program

W. Mitchell Owens III

O Fortuna (from "Carmina Burana")
Carl Orff

Raise Your Voice
Micah Hendler

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round
Civil Rights Movement song; arr. Mollie Stone

Solo le pido a Dios

Leó Gieco

Siko Horepse Koukli Mou (Opa Nina Nina)
Marinella and Stelios Kazantzidis; arr. A. Bravos

Coco Medley (featuring "Jálale," "Remember Me," and "Un Poco Loco" from Disney/Pixar's "Coco")

Robert Anderson and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Gael Garciá Bernal and Anthony Gonalez; arr. W. Mitchell Owens III

Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder

Om Shanti
Jai Uttal; arr. Ted Hearne and Josephine Lee

The Best (medley)

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen. Jr., Jonny Coffer, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Frank Tirado, Kendrick Lamar, Arrow Benjamin, Carla Marie & Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Taylor Swift, Mike Chapman & Holly Knight, Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie

Let's Get Funky (medley)

Clifford Adams, Donald Boyce, Jerome Brailey, James Brown, Claydes Charles Smith, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Eumir Deodato, Robert Earl Bell, James "J.T." Taylor, George Melvin Brown, Walter Morrison, Ronald Nathan Bell, Garry Shider, Lonnie Simmons, Robert Spike Mickens, Rudy Taylor, Dennis Thomas, Norman Whitfield, Charlie Wilson, Bernie Worrell, Prince & Lakeside; Score and Vocal Arr. Mitchell Owens; Arr. Farlanda Buchannon & Bailey Haynes Choreography & Staging by Farlanda Buchannon