Chicago Bar Association Chorus

The CBA Chorus is Back!

Rehearsals: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Openings in many sections for new members.
Email Sean Hoffman for details!

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 3-4 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 Chorus:

Join the CBA Chorus for a season of masterpieces rehearsed and performed under outstanding professional conductors. The chorus generally has openings in all sections, but it sometimes is necessary to move singers into other sections to obtain the proper balance.  Rehearsals are held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, and occasionally at the Daley Center.  To join, contact Sean Hoffman.

No auditions are required. All our members have had previous choral experience and all new members should have vocal experience, preferably choral experience. The chorus fee, which includes music and sectional rehearsal accompanist fees for the season (September to May), is $125 per member, payable at the first rehearsal. The chorus fee for full-time students is $50. Please make your checks payable to The Chicago Bar Association and remit to the CBA Chorus co-chairs. We accept all individuals working in the legal profession, so do not hesitate to contact us about joining the chorus if you are a paralegal, legal assistant or secretary.

Support the Chorus:

The Chorus is grateful for any and all support from firms and individuals! If you would like to make a financial or in-kind contribution to the CBA Chorus, please email Bill Nichols at If you would like to purchase an ad or patron listing in next season's program, please email Dale Nichols at  

Special thanks to our concert location sponsor, St. James Cathedral. Click here for information on the St. James Cathedral Music Program.

The Symphony Orchestra is on YouTube! Click here to check us out!

From CARMINA BURANA. David Katz conducting the CBASO, CBA Chorus, Guest Choirs and Soloists

From "SOMETHING WONDERFUL," with the CBASO, CBA Chorus, Guest Choirs and Soloists

From "SOMETHING WONDERFUL," with the CBASO, CBA Chorus, Guest Choirs and Soloists

The HALLELUJAH CHORUS (from "ODE to JOY"): new arrangement by Jamie Whitmarsh with the CBASO, CBA Chorus, Guest Choirs and Soloists
TICKETS to our 2022-23 SEASON of CONCERTS are on sale now.
It is time to rediscover Chicagoland's unique orchestra and chorus of attorneys and judges!
David (Volosin) Katz, founding music director
Stephen Blackwelder, chorus director
Marek Rachelski, resident conductor, CBASO

When not at Symphony Center or Daley Plaza, the CBA Symphony and CBA Chorus performance home is St. James Episcopal Cathedral at Wabash and Huron in Chicago. 2022-23 concert highlights include:

A Chamber Concert by members of the CBASO and CBA Chorus.
PianoForte—1335 South Michigan Ave
Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3pm

St James Cathedral 
Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 5
Beethoven—Mass in C
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm