Founded in 1956 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) is a nonprofit organization committed to peacefully uniting a diverse world through education, musical expression and excellence. CCC serves 3,500 singers throughout Chicago, ages 8 to 18, who reflect the City’s cultural, racial, and socioeconomic diversity. With programs in 71 public schools, 9 after-school neighborhood programs, an ensemble for boys with changing voices and the internationally-acclaimed Voice of Chicago, CCC empowers singers to bridge cultural divides and become ambassadors of peace in their communities.
Under President and Artistic Director Josephine Lee, CCC has undertaken many highly successful national and international tours, was featured in the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award-winning documentary Songs on the Road to Freedom (2008) and has been featured in nationally broadcast television and radio performances, including NBC’s Today, Oprah and the PBS series From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall. Chicago Children’s Choir regularly collaborates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Festival and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. CCC proudly serves its community with frequent performances throughout Chicago.