A celebration of Chicago's resilient city of champions, this year’s Paint the Town Red concert will go on, bigger and broader than ever, via a free livestream on the Chicago Children’s Choir website at ccchoir.org/pttr as well as on the Choir’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
The lively program for all ages will feature newly recorded Chicago Children’s Choir virtual videos along with concert footage from popular past Paint the Town Red and Black History Month Choir performances. Selections range from Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You” to a powerful unifying song entitled “I Need You To Survive,” paying tribute to the City’s essential workers. Viewers are invited to sing along, as lyrics to select songs will be featured on screen. Plus, adding their own voices will be inspiring appearances by special guests: the Honorable Mayor Lori Lightfoot & First Lady Amy Eshleman, Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper, Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning artist Common, Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling, Grammy Award-winning music director and producer Peter CottonTale, and more. The concert will conclude with “We Shall Overcome” at in tandem with the country’s nightly #Solidarityat8 program encouraging the public to sing, applaud and flash their house lights in a show of support for front line workers.
Event Cost: Free
Event Time: 7-8 p.m.