Recent Performance Projects

YCT at Carnegie Hall

Ensembles from YCT joined forces with children’s choirs from across the nation for their Carnegie Hall debut in New York City. Comprised completely of songs written by our Artistic Director Paul Caldwell and his composition partner Sean Ivory, the concert was met with rave reviews!

A Concert for A Dream

A 200 voice inter-racial choir with drummers and dancers celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A collaboration with The Soul Children of Chicago and the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago, IL

Voices of Light, an Oratorio with Silent Film

Presented in tandem with a screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago, IL

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Musical settings of poetry from the concentration camp at Terezin
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Northshore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL

Soul, Frankincense and Myrrh

A series of Christmas collaborations with the Soul Children of Chicago

Muntu: A South African Journey

An exploration of the music and dance that ended apartheid
A collaboration with the Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago

Dancing In Paradise

A choreographed performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem
A collaboration with Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak


Contemplative music from cultures worldwide
A collaboration with Tibetan exile Yungchen Lhamo and electric guitarist Ray Ippolito

Holy Goat and the Goatlings

Music from West Africa’s Coast
A collaboration with Holy Goat Percussion

Green Within Me

A concert for St. Patrick’s Day
A collaboration with the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance and Ensemble Galilei

Miriam’s Song

Music of the Jewish Diaspora
A collaboration with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Canciones del Corazón

An evening of salsa, merengue, and son montuno
A collaboration with Carpacho Supercombo

If Snow Could Sing

A series of holiday collaborations with singer/songwriter Ken Medema

New Orleans Forever: What a Wonderful World

Timeless classics from the City of Jazz
Honoring the rebuilding of New Orleans, a special tribute to the New Orleans Children’s Chorus

Recent Guest Appearances

The Nutcracker with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

Muntu: Live at Navy Pier with the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

The Skyline Stage at Navy Pier, Chicago