2020 Season

The Soul Children of Chicago

The Soul of Chicago: A Gospel Celebration

When & Where

Wed Jul 1 2020 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Thu Jul 2 2020 South Shore Cultural CenterInfo

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Open Rehearsals
Tue Jun 30 2020
Tue Jun 30 2020
Wed Jul 1 2020 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Pre-Concert Talks
Wed Jul 1 2020 Chase Promenade North TentInfo


Thomas Dorsey: "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
Albertina Walker: "I Can Go To God in Prayer"
Arr. Charles Floyd: "The Lord’s Prayer"
Ricky Robinson: "Lift Him Up"​​​​​​​
Living Word Christian Center: "Sacrifice of Praise"​​​​​​​
Kevin Lenox: "Nobody Like Jesus"​​​​​​​
Anita Wilson: "Jesus Will"​​​​​​​
First Church of Deliverance: "He’s Been Good"​​​​​​​
Milton Brunson: "Open Our Eyes"​​​​​​​
Progressive Baptist Church: "Take it to the Lord in Prayer"
​​​​​​​and more.


This week, the Festival celebrates the Year of Chicago Music with a roof-raising tribute to one of the city’s great legacies: gospel music. With a program steeped in tradition, conductor Charles Floyd leads Soul Children of Chicago to lift every voice and sing. This concert will be repeated at the South Shore Cultural Center on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30pm.


Charles Floyd

Guest Conductor

Soul Children of Chicago
Walt Whitman

Chorus Director