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.