About

Anima /AH-nee-mah/
is the Latin word for
breath, life, soul, spirit.

 

The joy of singing, fun, friendship, skill mastery, sharing, self-expression, professionalism, discovery, learning, teamwork, self-assessment, outstanding opportunities.

 

Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus

Mission Statement

Transforming young lives through excellence in music education and choral singing.

Vision

Our guiding principle is to foster life-long values including:
the love of music;
the pursuit of excellence;
self-discipline and teamwork;
self-expression and self-confidence;
and a greater understanding of oneself, the world, and its people.

Why Choose Anima?

Anima creates award-winning voices, where every child can be heard.

Our team ignites passion in youth, forming leaders, and instilling excellence alongside a fun, joy-filled experience. The literal and figurative harmony created through a community that achieves together has lifelong benefits.

4

Grammy Awards won

6

Continents toured

40

Comissioned composers

80+

New music commissions

1568

Titles in Library

2500

Transformed lives

Previous collaborations

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Sinfonietta

Grant Park Music Festival

New Philharmonic

Lakeside Singers

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ravinia Festival

Music of the Baroque

Eigth Blackbird

Elgin Symphony

Chicago Opera Theater

Soli deo Gloria

Joffrey Ballet

Barenaked Ladies

Past Tours

1977 – New York City, NY

1982 – Germany

1986 – Scandinavia

1988 – Pacific Northwest

1990 – New York City, NY

1991 – Finland/Poland/Czechoslovakia

1993 – Norway/Denmark

1994 – Florida

1994 – London, Ontario, Canada

1995 – New York City, NY

1996 – Pacific Northwest (Washington and British Columbia)

1997 – Des Moines, IA

1998 – Italy

2000 – Australia/New Zealand

2002 – Brazil

2003 – New York City, NY

2003 – Minneapolis, MN

2003 – Newfoundland, Canada

2005 – St. Louis, MO

2005 – Hong Kong/China

2006 – Grand Rapids, MI

2007 – New Orleans, LA

2007 – South Africa

2009 – England

2009 – Denver, CO

2010 – Green Bay, WI

2010 – Spain/Morocco

2011 – New York City, NY

2012 – St. Louis, MO

2012 – Baltics/Russia

2013 – Cincinnati, OH

2014 – British Columbia/Alaska

2015 – New Orleans, LA

2016 – Scotland/Ireland

2017 – Washington, DC

2018 – Greece