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CCC NEWS

CCC welcomes new members to their 20th season 

As Dr. Hampton and the choir prepare to begin their 2022-2023 season, they extend a hearty welcome to new members. Rehearsals for new members begin September 10 on the Northside and September 12 on the Southside.  Of course, CCC welcomes new members all year long.

CCC completes their hybrid

2021-2022 season

Artistic Director/Founder, Dr. Keith T Hampton heaped praise on CCC choir members after successfully completing the 2021-22 season.  The December concert was performed virtually and the April concert was performed live and simultaneously shown on YouTube to appreciative audiences.  The choir ended the season with a celebratory picnic. While the choir is enjoying a summer break new members are still invited to apply using the Join Us form below. 

CCC returns to LIVE concerts

After 2 years of virtual rehearsals and virtual performances CCC members are thrilled to once again perform before a live audience. They'll realize that on April 23 when their annual spring concert will take place at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Church, 615 E. Oakwood Blvd, Chicago.  Director, Dr. Keith Hampton, is especially proud to perform "Make Some Noise, Get in Trouble", a piece commissioned by CCC and 20 other choirs.  The piece, composed by the prolific, Roland Carter, honors the late congressman, John Lewis. Also on the program is the riveting "7 Last Word of the Unarmed" by Joel Thompson, which quotes the last words of 7 men killed by police. Other uplifting songs will be performed providing a relevant, but yet entertaining evening.  The live performance will be broadcast simultaneously on the choir's YouTube channel.  

CCC & the Illinois Philharmonic in two performances in 2022

The Chicago Community Chorus will appear with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in two appearances this season. On October 15, 2022, CCC will perform a concert version of Porgy and Bess with the orchestra at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL.  The second performance will take place December 17, at the same location when the choir and orchestra join forces to present Handel's Messiah.  More information is available on the Events page. 

Composer Alysia Lee talks about "Say Her Name"

CCC performed a song entitled "Say Her Name" during it's 2021 Songs of the Season concert.  Composed by Alysia Lee, the song expresses the anger and frustration felt by many African Americans in the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others . Listen to Alysia in her own words. Listen to this haunting refrain on our YouTube channel.  

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