15th Anniversary Concert featuring “Song in a Strange Land” by Darin Atwater
Chicago Community Chorus
The Chicago Community Chorus (CCC) is Chicago’s premier non-auditioned choral ensemble whose membership and repertoire reflect the rich diversity that is Chicago. Our mission is to provide advanced music education and performance opportunities to everybody who loves to sing! by creating an experience that is musically versatile, culturally diverse and mutually respectful.
Performing the works of the great classical composers to the music of contemporary songwriters, the Chicago Community Chorus has performed in many concert venues including the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Naperville’s Wentz Concert Hall and Governor State University’s Center for the Performing Arts in Chicago’s Southland. The choir is known for the performance of music that spans many genres of music including classical, jazz, gospel, spirituals, pop, multicultural folk songs and show tunes. In addition, the CCC has collaborated with the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Modern Contemporary Orchestra Project and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Chicago Community Chorus is committed to community building and to showing unity through the choir’s diversity. As such, we are intentional about recruiting members who love to sing from diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. Now numbering over 130 members, the Chicago Community Chorus is led by its Founder and Artistic Director, Keith Hampton.
Dr. Hampton is an organist, conductor, composer, educator, church musician, adjudicator, and clinician. He is the Cantor to the Seminary Community at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the president of Dr. KT Productions, Inc. in Chicago. In addition, he is the Director of Music and Organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Assistant Director of Music at Trinity United Church of Christ, also in Chicago. Dr. Hampton is a certified K-12 music teacher in Illinois.
A specialist in the field of Gospel Music, the North Central American Choral
Directors Association in 2010 selected Hampton as one of the top 25 Contemporary Composers “whose composition, Praise His Holy Name, should be standard repertoire for choirs today and for the next 25 years.” In February of 2016, Dr. Hampton made his Carnegie Hall debut, in New York, conducting the National Festival Chorus sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions.
The Chicago Community Chorus is also led by two talented Collegial Conductors: Brandon Brown, Music Director and Project Manager and Cicely Perry, Associate Director and Membership Coordinator.
For more information on the Chicago Community Chorus including upcoming performances and booking information, visit our website at chicagocommunitychorus.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.