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Lincoln Park/DePaul

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The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir has partnered with the Community Music Division of DePaul University since 1989. DePaul's Community Music Division offers outstanding music instruction to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir serves students throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

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

In the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir, music education means more than theory, notation, and sight-singing. Our encouraging approach to musicianship authentically incorporates diverse languages and styles, engaging singers in a meaningful dialogue about the historical and social context of an array of cultures. The impact of this exposure is compounded through the bonds students form with young people across the city—and globe—breaking down barriers of race, religion, and socioeconomics and forging life-long friendships along the way.

The Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir performs regularly in both inside and outside the community of Lincoln Park. The Presto Ensemble performs annually at the Keshet Rainbow Banquet, while the Tour Ensemble has performed at the Marfan Foundation Annual Gala. Select singers recently performed in Turandot and La bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Bernstein’s MASS at Ravinia Festival. Select members of the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir have toured throughout the United States including for performances in New Orleans, Williamsburg, and Virginia.

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Lincoln Park/DePaul is a unique, cultural representation of what our vast world looks like and how to peacefully and lovingly share space with one another.

Lonnie Norwood Conductor, Lincoln Park/DePaul

Performance Highlights

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Lonnie Norwood

Associate Conductor

Gavin Harper

Program Assistant

Kevin Rudzinski

Rehearsal Schedule & Location


Allegro: 4:45-5:45pm
Vivace: 5:45-6:45pm
Presto: 6:45-7:45pm


Presto: 9-10:30am


Holtschneider Performance Center
2330 N. Halsted St., 2nd Floor Choral Room

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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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