Chicago World Music Chorus
Led by the dynamic team of Patty Cuyler (co-director of Village Harmony) & Mollie Stone (conductor at University of Chicago and the Chicago Children’s Choir) in partnership with the Second Unitarian Church of Lakeview, the innovative non-auditioned community choir is open to both adult and teen singers. The choir rehearses one Sunday a month from 1-4 pm.
Rehearsal dates for 2016-17 are:
Our end-of-season potluck and concert will be at Second Unitarian Church on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Our music is thrilling—and challenging—choral music from across the globe, with folk songs from South Africa, the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, the Balkans, Western Europe, South America and the US. Music will be distributed for some of the repertoire, but many songs will be taught by ear. Everything will be taught by example. Emphasis will be placed on authenticity, and on replicating the spirit of each musical genre.
Our singers—who last year came from all over the Chicago area and as far away as Indianapolis and Urbana—are delightfully diverse, including both teens and adults, a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and quite varying experience levels. Choir members don’t need to sightread music fluently or have a lot of prior singing experience. You only need to be enthusiastic, be able to match pitch, and be able to comfortably hold your own part when singing in harmony.
Questions? Feel free to email Patty: pattycuyler’at’gmail.com.
Tuition is $200 for the eight sessions and final concert performance. Our registration site also offers self-chosen options for reduced tuition if you cannot afford the full fee.
The Second Unitarian Church is located at 656 W. Barry Street, in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. It is approximately ½ block east of the Clark/Halsted intersection on the north side of Barry Avenue, and is conveniently located close to the Red, Brown and Purple lines at the Belmont ‘L’ stop as well as numerous CTA bus stops. Nearby neighborhood parking is also free of permit restrictions on Sunday afternoons.