Performance Highlights

Since 1978 CIYC has provided young singers unique performance opportunities and a choral music experience that emphasizes musical excellence.

The chorus has appeared with



Works performed by the chorus include

  • Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
  • Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
  • Bernstein’s Mass
  • Bizet’s Carmen
  • Boito’s Prologue in the Heavens from Mephistopheles
  • Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
  • Britten’s Noye’s Fludde
  • Britten’s War Requiem
  • Bruce's Hansel and Gretel
  • Michael Haydn’s Magnificat
  • Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel
  • Kapilow’s Chris Van Allsburg’s Polar Express
  • Krasa's Brundibar
  • Orff’s Carmina Burana
  • Penderecki’s Credo
  • Puccini’s La Bohème
  • Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
  • Telemann’s Der Schulmeister
  • Verdi’s Falstaff
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Weill’s Street Scene


Here are some other highlights:

Guest choir for mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago

Hosting joint concerts with Jubilate Children’s Choir from Budapest, Hungary; The American Boychoir from Princeton, NJ; Ames Children’s Choir; Chicago Children’s Choir; and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

Hosting Share-in-the-Song festivals for children’s choruses in the Midwest, held at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, with clinicians Henry Leck, Angela Broeker, Malcolm Dalglish, and Mary Goetze

Participation in national and international choral festivals in Canada, Europe, DesMoines, and New Orleans

Singing tours in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota

Photo by Della Perone