78 E. Washington St., Chicago IL 60602
- (312) 849-8300
Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) in a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global leaders through music.
Founded in 1956 as the Children’s Chorus of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago in direct response to the Civil Rights Movement, Uniting Voices Chicago is rooted in the belief that music is a vehicle for fostering empathy and respect between young people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
For more than six decades, we have developed programs that embrace the racial and economic diversity of Chicago, making a high-caliber musical education available to any singer who wants it. Accessibility forms the foundation of our signature world-class instruction. Eighty percent of our youth live in low-to-moderate income households, and every year these thousands of students participate completely free of charge. Whether they’re just getting started or are already seasoned performers, youth from every corner of the city discover how to make their voice heard through our empowering programs.