About Anima -
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
Mission: Transforming young lives through excellence in music education and choral singing

Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus is a world class youth choral organization, founded in 1964, which is internationally renowned for the quality of choral education and performance it provides. Anima welcomes young people from Kindergarten through High School in various ensemble programs.
Anima /AH-Nee-Mah/

is the Latin word for Breath, Life, Soul, Spirit!

Anima choristers experience the joy of singing, fun, friendship,
skill mastery, sharing, self-expression, professionalism, discovery, learning, teamwork, self-assessment, and outstanding opportunities.

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Transformed Lives

Previous Collaborations

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Grant Park Music Festival

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ravinia Festival

Joffrey Ballet

Music of the Baroque

Chicago Sinfonietta

New Philharmonic

Lakeside Singers

Eighth Blackbird

Barenaked Ladies

Elgin Symphony

Chicago Opera Theater

Soli deo Gloria


Past Tours

2020 – Norway (postponed due to Covid-19)

2019 – Washington, DC

2018 – Greece

2017 – Washington, DC

2016 – Scotland/Ireland

2015 – New Orleans, LA

2014 – British Columbia/Alaska

2013 – Cincinnati, OH

2012 – St. Louis, MO

2012 – Baltics/Russia

2011 – New York City, NY

2010 – Green Bay, WI

2010 – Spain/Morocco

2009 – England

2009 – Denver, CO

2007 – New Orleans, LA

2007 – South Africa

2006 – Grand Rapids, MI

2005 – Hong Kong/China

2005 – St. Louis, MO

2003 – New York City, NY

2003 – Minneapolis, MN

2003 – Newfoundland, Canada

2002 – Brazil

2000 – Australia / New Zealand

1998 – Italy

1997 – Des Moines, IA

1996 – Pacific Northwest (Washington and British Columbia)

1995 – New York City, NY

1994 – Florida

1994 – London, Ontario, Canada

1993 – Norway/Denmark

1991 – New York City, NY

1990 – Finland / Poland / Czechoslovakia

1988 – Pacific Northwest

1986 – Scandinavia

1982 – Germany

1977 – New York City, NY

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Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus welcomes young people from Kindergarten through High School in various ensemble programs.