The Chicago Children’s Choir was founded at our church in 1957, to unite children of diverse racial and socioeconomic status in a love of music. This group has become one of the cultural stars of Chicago and the nation.

First U’s support of the CCC is ongoing. A member of our church is on the CCC board of directors, and a neighborhood CCC group meets here. The CCC Whittier School choir is also supported in various ways. Members of First U host a table at the annual Red Jacket Optional Gala fundraiser – this year, on Oct 20.

The CCC celebrates its birthday each year at a First U church service in October – most recently, October 15, 2017. The celebration includes alumni from the early days of the choir, parents, and children who are currently singing in it. The legacy continues!

For more information, please contact Anita Orlikoff.