Alegría, our select ensemble for 2nd to 6th graders, is for children who love to sing, can match pitch, and want to be part of a weekly choral group.

Young singers in Alegría receive instruction in note reading, musical vocabulary, and techniques to enhance the expressive capacity of their singing. Singers also receive vocal training to help develop breath and pitch control, proper vowel placement, and healthy singing habits. They learn diverse and challenging repertoire in a warm, joy-filled environment.

For our third season, we are expanding to create an new ensemble for singers through 8th grade! Registration materials and details for 2018-2019 will be posted soon.

Audition now to join us! 

At the audition, children will:

  • sing a song of their choice. (It can even be "Happy Birthday.") 
  • sing back musical phrases that are sung to them.
  • demonstrate what they know about reading music.  (The ability to read music is not a prerequisite for joining Alegría.)

Please write to schedule an audition.

Registration for 2017-2018

  • $535.00 registration fee
  • Sibling discount: 20%
  • Fee includes 27 rehearsals from October to May.
  • No child is turned away due to financial need.  Scholarships and payment plans are available.


  • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm
  • 2017-2018:  September 13 - May 23

Rehearsal Location

303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

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2017-2018 Season

  • Performance with the Canadian Chamber Choir:  October 14, 2017 @ Trinity United Methodist Church, Wilmette
  • Winter Recital:  January 28, 2018, 4pm @ JRC
  • Performance for the residents of Westminster Place, Evanston:  February 7, 2018
  • Sing and Share Musical Exchange with Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and The Fort Wayne Children’s Chorus, March 3, 2018
  • SingFest participation for 4th-6th graders:  April 21, 2018 in Elmhurst, IL
  • Spring Recital:  May 6, 2018, 4pm @ JRC - Free & open to the public
  • Performance at the Evanston Public Library, Community Meeting Room, May 9, 2018, 4:45pm - Free & open to the public
  • Performance for the residents of Orchard Village, Skokie, May 16, 2018

2016-2017 Season

  • Winter Recital:  January 29, 2017, 4pm @ JRC
  • Community Performance:  March 8, 2017, 4:45pm @ the Evanston Public Library
  • SingFest participation for 4th and 5th graders:  March 18, 2017 in Elmhurst, IL
  • Spring Recital:  May 17, 2017, 6pm @ JRC