Your stories. Your songs.

Your voices.

 

Thank you!

For the past two years, Lyric Unlimited’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative has cast a spotlight on the unique vocal past and present of our vibrant city. Through the Community Created Performances program, groups of Chicagoans were encouraged to share the untold stories of their communities through song. After a competitive application process, followed by more than 10,000 online public votes, three finalist groups won the opportunity to bring their stories to life through an original music theater work: Blu Rhythm Collective, Kuumba Lynx, and YOLO Boomers

Now, after a 15-week creative process over the course of the summer, these groups have performed their final pieces in a fully staged, free public performance featuring all three original works entitled, "Stories and Songs of Chicago" at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

Chicago Voices would like to thank all who helped bring these stories to life on stage.

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Three community groups from around Chicago write, create and perform original music theater works that tell their untold stories using a core element of opera: story-telling through song. - See more at: http://chicagovoices-ws-uat.lyricopera.org/#sthash.5CWJQ7nl.dpuf

Community Created Performances

Three community groups from around Chicago write, create and perform original music theater works that tell their untold stories using a core element of opera: story-telling through song.

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Community Created Performances

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Lyric Opera’s creative consultant and renowned soprano Renée Fleming curates and headlines a one night only, multi-genre concert at the Civic Opera House featuring top vocalists with deep ties to Chicago. Vocalists featured at the gala will pay tribute to the city

Concert

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming curated and headlined a one-night only, multi-genre concert which featured top vocalists with deep ties to Chicago.

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Concert

Expert Panel Discussions and Master Classes

Expert Panels & Master Classes

Expert Panels & Master Classes

Learn the latest in vocal techniques and industry trends. This multi-day event featured workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions with top professionals from all vocal genres.

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Chicago Voices Fest celebrates across the city

Chicago Voices Fest

Chicago Voices Fest

Explore Chicago’s vibrant, diverse vocal music scene through this festival made up of performances, exhibits, music, talks, and more.

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