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Best Choirs In Chicago

November 25, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Credit: The Choral-Aires Chorus's Facebook)

(Credit: The Choral-Aires Chorus’s Facebook)

Attending a choir performance can be a joyful experience and a great way to experience the cultural richness of Chicago. There are many different types and styles of choirs in Chicago, but each has its own unique sound and feel. Be sure to experience a variety of choirs in Chicago and treasure how the variety of ensembles can be so different, yet all sound so beautiful. Listening to others sing can be inspirational to both the mind and spirit. If a little inspiration and uplifting is necessary, be sure to check out the best choirs in Chicago. Chicago is a mecca for music so do not leave the city without experiencing all that it has to offer in the performing arts.

(Credit: The Choral-Aires Chorus's Facebook)

(Credit: The Choral-Aires Chorus’s Facebook)

Choral-Aires Chorus
Redeemer Lutheran Church Recreation Center
345 S. Kenilworth Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(847) 227-8770
www.choral-aires.com

The Choral-Aires Chorus is an international top 10 women’s choral group that gathers together in celebration of the art of barbershop music. The Choral-Aires Chorus consists of nearly 100 women of all ages who sing four-part harmony barbershop style in the chorus; all music is sung a cappella. The main purpose of the group is to sing for the community. It performs at annual shows, community events and annual competitions, but the group is also available for hire for events. The Choral-Aires Chorus program is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Chicago Children’s Choir
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 849-8300
www.ccchoir.org

Chicago Children’s Choir was founded in 1956 as a technique to unite children from different backgrounds. The choir is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing multicultural choral music education. The children in the choir range in age from eight to 18 with the majority of the children coming from low-income households without the likelihood of having access to music education. Chicago Children’s Choir is a national and international touring ensemble in 25 countries on five continents and has performed for dignitaries and many noted celebrities.

Wicker Park Choral Singers
Chicago, IL 60622
www.wickerparksings.org

Wicker Park Choral Singers are all about spreading choral music from around the world. The group performs free concerts and offers educational events to a wide range of audiences, all in an effort to spread the gospel of choral singers in the Chicago area. This group supports up-and-coming composers and is all about building a community of people who love music and want to pursue their musical ambitions.

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Chicago Chamber Choir
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 409-6890
www.chicagochamberchoir.org

The Chicago Chamber Choir is an ensemble of highly talented volunteer singers who are committed to the choral art and want to be a part of an energetic musical community. This group seeks out performance locations available to individuals who have the tendency to be unnoticed by the performing arts community. Tickets and season passes can be purchased on the website. Chicago Chamber Choir is a non-profit organization and partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Chicago Choral Artists
Oak Park, IL 60303
(708) 848-1762
www.chicagochoralartists.org

Chicago Choral Artists has been performing in Chicago for over 35 years. The group seeks to present an outstanding interpretation of an excellent selection of music. Whether performing Gregorian chants or gospel, the connection with the audience is essential.

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Michelle Guilbeau is an elementary teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. She has also experience in school administration and literacy coaching. Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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