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CBA Chorus

The Chicago Bar Association Chorus

Special Announcement: The CBA Chorus is regretfully announcing that our Chorus Director of the last ten years, Rebecca Patterson (“Becky”), is retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 season. We are honoring Becky for her ten years of service at the Barristers’ Big Band Benefit Ball on April 15, 2016 at the Standard Club (  If you have ever sung with the CBA Chorus, please come to the Ball and help us say goodbye to Becky. We know that the “Show Must Go On,” so we are seeking a new choral conductor to work with Maestro David Katz, CBA Orchestra Conductor, and plan to have the final three candidates working with us for our concerts for the 2016-2017 season. For more information on the conductor search process, please contact Rebecca Burlingam.

Mission - The CBA Chorus Seeks to:

  • Promote and enhance the public's understanding and image of The Chicago Bar Association by sharing the musical excellence of its members.
  • Perform 4-5 concerts a year and provide choral music for CBA-sponsored events.
  • Attract new members to the CBA by offering opportunities for civic involvement and artistic expression.
  • Complement The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra.
  • Promote civic service among CBA members.
  • Provide an opportunity for CBA members to exchange ideas and information through interaction in a social setting.
  • Offer a valuable service to CBA members in response to a known demand.

Join the CBA Chorus for its 10th Anniversary Season!
Join the CBA Chorus for a season of masterpieces rehearsed and performed under outstanding professional conductors. The chorus has openings in all sections. Rehearsals are held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court. To join, contact Rebecca Burlingham

No auditions are required. All our members have had previous choral experience and all new members should have vocal experience, preferably choral experience. There is a $75 annual membership fee and an additional music fee of approximately $25. Dues for students are $30. All members of the CBA are welcome to participate. If you are not already a CBA member, call 312-554-2133 for a membership application or join online.

Upcoming Events:
The CBA Chorus’ 2015-2016 season will include:

  • Brahms' Requiem - A Concert with the CBA Symphony Orchestra - May 11, 2016


Purchase tickets on line here
For more information about the 2015-2016 season, see the CBA Symphony and Chorus blog

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