Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along
(previously “Caroling at Cloud Gate”)
Fridays, November 26, December 3, 10, 17 from 6–7pm
Sunday, December 12 from 4–5pm
Millennium Park, Cloud Gate
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The new Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along (previously “Caroling at Cloud Gate”) invites Chicagoans and visitors to sing out and celebrate Chicago’s diverse holiday traditions on Fridays at 6pm, November 26 – December 17 and (note additional date and start time) Sunday, December 12 at 4pm. This series has been reimagined to be more inclusive of Chicago’s many faith backgrounds, cultures and holiday music traditions. The Holiday Sing-Along is made possible by the Millennium Park Foundation with generous support from the Pritzker Foundation.
Face masks are required for all Holiday Sing-Along guests. Free Chicago masks available (while supplies last).
Assistive Listening Devices are available - contact DCASE@cityofChicago.org by 5pm the day before the event to receive information about pick up process.
American Sign Language will be provided for each show.
Standard & Large Print songbooks will be available onsite.
Holiday Sing-Along Schedule (subject to change):
Chicago Latino Theater Alliance presents Destinos al Aire: Posadas y Parranda, with Cuerdas Clásicas and the Frankie Diaz Trio featuring Milly Santiago
Posadas y Parranda will feature Cuerdas Clásicas for Mexican Christmas Posadas classics, and the Frankie Diaz Trio featuring Milly Santiago for Puerto Rican parranda and trulla traditions to get you in the holiday spirit. The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) offers this musical extravaganza to kick off the Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along series, and it is part of their Destinos al Aire events this season at Humboldt Park (12/3) and Harrison Park (12/10) that will include more live performances, artisans, and enticing Latin American cuisine.
The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance is a transformative cultural engine helping drive Chicago's local Latino theater community to a more prominent level.
Dexter Walker & Zion Movement
Dexter Walker and Zion Movement (ZM), an anointed, energetic and well-disciplined aggregation of singers, are determined to bring the choir back by ministering a diverse repertoire of gospel music: from traditional to contemporary. With their over 300 million social media views, they are indeed an asset to kingdom building. In July 2015, ZM were in their 3rd live recording, produced by Grammy winner, Percy Bady. Two singles of this project, “God’s Got Me”, and now “I’m Saved,” hit the top of the charts and are impacting and encouraging people across the nation, making ZM one of the most sought out international gospel groups. In early 2018, ZM signed an Indieblu digital distribution deal under the entertainmentOne family. On May 11, 2018 the highly anticipated 3rd album entitled “HOPE” ﬁnally brought back the choir with a variety of songs that will not just impact the church but the hearts of the world. Hope received two 2019 Stellar Award Nominations: Choir of the Year; and Traditional Choir of the Year. Zion Movement, under the anointed leadership of Minister Dexter Walker, is sure to set you in an Atmosphere of Worship & Praise.
The Chicago High School for the Arts Chorale Ensemble
The Chicago High School for the Arts Chorale Ensemble is composed of students from across the city of Chicago. The ensemble represents students in grades 9-12 that have auditioned and selected to study vocal arts. The students usually perform in three separate ensembles but have combined for this special performance.
Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers provides a common forum for Jewish singers from many backgrounds in the pursuit of musical excellence. Its mission is to sustain and interpret the great tradition of Jewish choral music, serving as a musical resource for the region and encouraging the composition of new Judaic choral works. In recent years, the choir had the distinction of performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti; in the Siamsa na nGael Celtic Celebration at Orchestra Hall, joining the choir of Old St. Patrick’s Church with conductor Stephen Alltop and narrator Martin Sheen; and with Hershey Felder, Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Master Singers.
Chicago Community Chorus (CCC) provides an advanced choral experience to anyone who loves to sing. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Dr. Keith T. Hampton, the CCC now numbers over 130 singers from all walks of life and levels of musical experience, and seeks to be a leader in choral music education for ALL people who love to sing. CCC performs across Chicago with a wide repertoire of choral music: from gospel to hip hop, from cantata to oratorio, from jazz to pop, all highlighting great composers from the fifteenth century to today. In addition to special appearances, CCC presents at least three marquee performances each year. Chicago Community Chorus seeks to reflect the diversity of Chicago by involving singers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, and welcomes new members!