Chicago Children's Choir
Chicago Children’s Choir (Josephine Lee, artistic director), founded in 1956, is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization, making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence. Composed of nearly 3,000 singers, ages eight through eighteen, the CCC’s unique three-part program includes 50 Chicago schools (In-School program), six neighborhood choirs (After-School Program), and a 100-voice Concert Choir. The Concert Choir has appeared on several occasions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and at the Grant Park and Ravinia Music Festivals. As a national and international touring ensemble, the Choir has performed throughout the United States, South Africa, Japan, Canada, Russia, the Ukraine, Italy, Europe and Great Britain, and for such dignitaries as former President and Senator Clinton, former South African President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Mayor Richard M. Daley.