The Evanston Children’s Choir is a dynamic platform for "diversity in harmony," creating a transformative experience for young choir members from all walks of life and their varied audiences across Chicagoland.
With a commitment to inclusion and accessibility, positive energy, and mutual respect, the ECC enables children and young adults (ages 7 to 18) to sing their hearts out in several strong, supportive ensembles—ensembles with a solid and growing reputation for musical excellence.
The ECC has performed in major venues including the Rosemont Theatre, Evanston’s Alice Millar Chapel, and the Harris Theater in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The ECC has grown from a mere three singers at its inception to a three-tiered program that continues to expand. ECC ensembles are regularly sought after for collaborations and have shared the stage with the likes of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, the Evanston Symphony, Barry Manilow, S.O.U.L. Creations, the Ondas Ensemble and the North Shore Choral Society. All the while, since its founding in 2002, the ECC has remained committed to its roots, serenading Evanstonians young and old in free outreach performances at schools and community centers.
The 2016-2017 Season—our 15th anniversary!—is already filling up with exciting events and collaborations. The Concert Choir looks forward to a return engagement with the Rotary Club as it kicks off its first annual Peace Festival in Rotary Friendship Garden this September. A multitude of Holiday events are not far behind, including the Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert, the Downtown Evanston Holiday Bash & Tree Lighting and our own gala all-ECC Holiday Concert at Alice Millar Chapel. Collaborations this spring included a major concert with one of our favorite partners, the North Shore Choral Society, in a redux of the popular Missa Gaia this April, followed by another installment of the Three Choirs Live Choral Festival with Pro Musica from Oak Park and Anima from Glen Ellyn. Not long after comes our annual appearance at the Young Evanston Artists Festival and, of course, our season-ending grand event: the ECC Spring Concert in May!
We look forward to continuing to build a community of young choirsters and patrons of that most embracing of arts, the art of opening hearts to song. Come sing with us!
The Evanston Children's Choir is a recipient of the Mayor's Award for the Arts.