Global Notes: Canadian Chamber Choir Highlights Indigenous Issues In Chicago Tour
The Canadian Chamber Choir has performed in every single one of Canada’s provinces and territories since being founded in 1999. Now, they’re making their U.S. debut in Chicago.
With this tour, the choir hopes to center Canada’s indigenous people and their social disenfranchisement. They’ve teamed up with Sarain Carson-Fox, an Anishinabe First Nation dancer, activist, and host of Rise on Viceland. The choir’s artistic director, Julia Davids, lives in Chicago, but everybody else flies in for special concert tours several times per year.
In the cities they visit, the choir puts on special workshops and community programs. In Chicago, they’re putting events on at Sullivan High School, New Trier High School, Loyola University, and more. Their two remaining public performances at on Friday, Oct. 13 at North Park University’s Anderson Chapel and on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette.
The Canadian Chamber Choir joins Worldview for a live in-studio performance, plus an interview with Julia Davids and Sarain Carson-Fox.