Chicago Children’s Choir
conductor Josephine Lee
60 years of history educating thousands of young people through music
a musical journey through gospel, protest songs, world & pop music
“Giving voice to voices”: the choir’s motto turns into reality and sound. This choir could not have been born but in the city where cultures and races are more tightly woven together, the city of wind Chicago. Founded by Reverend Moore in 1956 at the height of the civil rights struggle, the CCChoir serves thousands of children from differing social and cultural backgrounds in the strong belief that the secret of mutual understanding lies in singing together. It now features more than 70 school choirs, and their best members have joined in, in what has thus become a new city landmark. The Choir performs worldwide with the greatest artists: Beyoncé, Céline Dion, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Riccardo Muti – singing gospel and Verdi alongside Michael Jackson.