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The Elgin Children's Chorus is an in-residence ensemble at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

Elgin Children's Chorus is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

Auditions for 2014-2015 Season
We are currently holding ongoing auditions for our 29th season. Call 847-931-7464 to schedule your audition today!

 Since 1986, the Elgin Children's Chorus has been teaching life through song.

Dedicated to educational and choral excellence, the chorus cultivates musical, artistic, and emotional growth in its singers, girls and boys ages seven to sixteen. The Elgin Children's Chorus inspires students, parents, and audience members with superb live performances and its continued mission to fill the world with song.

Did you know that children who sing in choruses get significantly better grades?



Educators are emphatic about the positive role that choirs play in childhood education and development. They agree that choir participation can help make students better participants in groups, help develop stronger social skills, lead to better emotional expression and management, improve overall academic performance, and help instill self-discipline and punctuality. (Statistics provided by 2009 Chorus America Impact Study)

Choir participation is economical, too!  All choristers receive over 60 hours of superior music education for less than $6 per hour, making membership in the Chorus an incredible value. Schedule an audition by filling out our online form or by calling us at 847-931-7464.

Jay Kellner - Music Director

Welcome! As Music Director and Co-founder I invite you to share in the tremendous joy that is the Elgin Children's Chorus.
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Jay Kellner
Music Director



Thank You to Our Sponsors for the 2014-15 Season!

Kellenberger Electric - Chamber Sponsor

The Kumon Center of South Elgin - Concert Sponsor

Baxter International Foundation - Matching Funds

Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream

Data Mart

Edward Jones - Michael McKay

Elgin Choral Union

Elgin Community College Arts Center

Elgin Cultural Arts Commission

Elgin Instant Print

Elgin Financial Services Foundation

Elgin State Bank

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Illinois Arts Council (This program is partially sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, a State agency.)

Palmer Foundation

Rauschenberger Financial Advisors

RJ Recording Studio

Spring Hill Gymnastics

Wahoh Wear

Wolko Design Group, Inc.