A Black History Month Celebration with the Chicago Children’s Choir

February 10, 2018, 11:00 am

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10/21/16 9:17:51 PM Chicago Children's Choir Red Jacket Optional. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Chicago Children’s Choir in a program celebrating Black History Month.

The Chicago Children’s Choir, under the direction of Josephine Lee, reaches over 4,000 students from 57 Chicago zip codes. The choir regularly collaborates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Ravinia Festival. They have also toured all over the world.

In celebration of Black History Month, the choir shares music ranging from traditional spirituals to a South African Zulu song. An entire set of music is also dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information about the Chicago Children’s Choir, please click here.


Birmingham Sunday, by Richard Farina, arr. Ted Hearne

Strange Fruit, by Abel Meeropol, arr. Kristina Boerger

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round, Civil Rights Movement Song, arr. Mollie Stone

Iindonga ZaJericho, South African Zulu Song

Battle of Jericho, Traditional Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan

MLK, by U2, arr. Bob Chilcott

Precious Lord, by Thomas A. Dorsey

When Love Wins the Day, by Roger Treece and Don Rosler

One Voice, by W. Mitchell Owens III, Chicago Children’s Choir Composer in Residence