Englewood Choir Photo by Megan Bearder Credit: provided

ALBANY PARK — The Chicago Children’s Choir is hosting a virtual open house for its Albany Park Neighborhood Choir on Dec. 8. 

This free event is for students in third grade and up and their families who want to learn about joining the choir. There will be activities, like learning a song together, playing games and connecting with current Children’s Choir singers who will share their neighborhood choir experiences. 

The one-hour event begins 4 p.m.. Families can go to ccchoir.org/join to register.

Immediately following the open house, students can stay online for short Zoom “auditions” to join the choirs, which are open for enrollment on an ongoing basis.

No prior experience is necessary to join the Neighborhood Choir Program, and young singers do not need to prepare anything for their auditions. Attendance at a virtual open house is not required to audition. 

“What we have found with virtual programming is that it allows us to provide more individual attention, strengthen singers’ skills and provide connections between young people despite geography,” said Josephine Lee, the choir’s president and artistic director. “And with the wide variety of music we offer, students can explore personal areas of interest while collaborating with peers from across the city.”

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