Productions, collaborations and performance partnerships are a cornerstone of Uniting Voices Chicago’s approach, strengthening young people’s voices and sharing their stories through hands-on experiences. Artistic Initiative funding has laid the foundation for ongoing work—and given new life to projects in response to the evolving landscape of our city. Support empowered new commissioned works, large-scale performances for broad Chicago audiences and artistic partnerships that inspire and change thousands of lives.
Uniting Voices Chicago’s 2017 One Voice album, featuring compositions by Uniting Voices Chicago alumnus and Composer-in-Residence W. Mitchell Owens III
The critically acclaimed production of Long Way Home, a 2018 Uniting Voices Chicago-commission in partnership with The Q Brothers
2019 performances of GRAMMY Award-winning composer and Uniting Voices Chicago alumnus Ted Hearne’s Unsettlement Anthems at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago
A Uniting Voices Chicago winter celebration of our singers and the season, Winter Glow, at The Geraghty in Pilsen
The development of Uniting Voices Chicago’s newest commission, Rainbow Beach, throughout 2020 and 2021 which tells the untold story of South Side Chicago activists as they worked to desegregate the city’s lakefront beaches