Chicago a cappella’s programming strives to promote and improve the life-long performance, understanding and appreciation of ensemble singing.
HerVoice Emerging Women Composers Competition
Promoting the work of promising women composers and providing hands-on mentoring to further their skills in choral composition.
Stunningly beautiful and fun music, entertainingly and exquisitely sung without instruments, touching people’s hearts and exciting their minds.
A collaboration with the renowned choral musical organization VocalEssence in Minneapolis, ¡Cantaré! Chicago is a unique program designed to bring the talents of composers from Mexico directly into Chicago classrooms.
Recent Outreach Programs
In recent seasons, Chicago a cappella has worked in a number of settings to engage singers in our community, expose them to professional choral music and mentor the next generation of choral singers.
Youth Choral Festival
This exciting choral event brings choral ensembles from Chicago-area high schools together with Chicago a cappella's professional singers and directors for a day of workshops, rehearsals, discussion sessions, and performing.
Custom Outreach Programs
Chicago a cappella’s Education Outreach Program seeks to serve singers and students of all ages and levels of experience.
Non-profit Community Partner Program
In conjunction with certain concerts, Chicago a cappella partners with exceptional non-profit organizations which serve the community surrounding one of our concert locations.
Senn Arts Magnet Program at Senn High School
Chicago a cappella partnered with the Senn Arts Magnet Program to create an a cappella ensemble with their students in the spring of 2015.
Whitney Young High School
Chicago a cappella has created two long-term residencies at the school. Over ten weeks, Chicago a cappella Artists guided a newly-formed group of Whitney Young’s best singers from their first rehearsal to a successful final performance of challenging Chicago a cappell...
Roll, Jordan, Roll Choral Collaborations
Chicago a cappella welcomed a high school choral group as guest ensemble at each of the four performances of its concert Roll, Jordan, Roll: The Spiritual, Old and New.
Naperville North High School
As a business partner of Naperville School District 203, Chicago a cappella worked with the choral students at Naperville North High School over the course of the school year.
I just wanted to thank you, again, for sharing your music and talent with our singers last week. It was definitely a highlight for those kids. You and your colleagues had a wonderful way of being demanding and encouraging at the same time. I overheard several of them talking later that day about all the things they had learned from you and your group—you all really made a positive impact on them. Thank you so much!