Chicago Children’s Choir stars in Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World

Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC), a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global ambassadors through music, will be featured in Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World concert film, premiering on Friday, August 13 and playing at AMC Theatres and subsidiary partners nationwide.

Directed by Jake Schreier and produced by Chance’s House of Kicks and Park Pictures, Magnificent Coloring World marks the first time an individual recording artist has independently distributed a film through AMC. The concert film was recorded during Chance’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour with Chicago Children’s Choir musicians—including current singers, alumni and instrumentalists—and followed the rapper’s historic 3X Grammy Award winning 2016 mixtape Coloring Book. The release of the film celebrates the album’s fifth anniversary.

“We were honored to embark on this journey together,” said Josephine Lee, Chicago Children’s Choir President and Artistic Director. “Our collaboration is a reflection of the unique power of Chicago’s artists and young people to unify, captivate, and move the world through music. The release of the concert film is especially meaningful as we emerge from a time of isolation. Like Chance, we’ve been inspired to continue to create during the pandemic, and we hope to provide uplifting messages and opportunities as we collectively tackle the trauma of our time.”

Chicago Children’s Choir’s relationship with Chance the Rapper started with their prominent appearance on the Coloring Book mixtape and blossomed into a series of close collaborations and performances, including a festival at (what is now) Guaranteed Rate Field in 2016 and a performance at Lollapalooza in 2017, in addition to the new concert film. The Choir was also featured on “Zanies and Fools” from Chance’s debut album, The Big Day (2019), as well as on his virtual concert Chi-Town Christmas (2020). These collaborations were the genesis of the Choir’s partnership with Peter CottonTale, Chance’s Music Director, who called on the Choir to participate in “Together,” an original song for Google’s 2020 Year In Search video that premiered on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was seen by more than 240 million people around the world.

Chicago Children’s Choir members featured in the film are:

Chicago Children’s Choir Singers

  • Alex du Buclet
  • Allie Bradford
  • Sophia Byrd
  • Pierce Colbert
  • Alex Good
  • Henry Griffin
  • Chloe Johnson
  • Georgia Kay
  • Olivia Katz
  • Jacquelyn Kinder
  • Brandon Lampkin
  • Tramaine Parker
  • Isaiah Robinson
  • Ellen Sandner
  • Jonathan Swain
  • Kevin Walters
  • Maxine Wint

Chicago Children’s Choir Orchestra

  • Christian Anderson
  • Kayla Burggraf
  • Marquis Carter
  • Melanie Clevert-Sarapa
  • Lipeng Chen
  • Meena Cho
  • Joe Clark
  • Matthew Davis
  • Emelinda Escobar
  • Christopher Ferrer
  • Eric Kummer
  • Paul Lowry
  • Matt Martin
  • Emily McClean
  • Jesse McQuarters
  • Lerryn Schaefer
  • Danielle Simandl
  • Victor Sotelo
  • Daniel Won

Chicago Children’s Choir Staff

  • Sarah Fader
  • Cece Hill
  • Rebecca Shorr

President & Artistic Director

Josephine Lee

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