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Choirs at Atonement

Church of the Atonement is fortunate to have some of the finest professional and volunteer musicians in Chicago participating in our liturgies. The community of musicians at Atonement is inclusive of all people. Singers of all abilities come from throughout the city of Chicago to be with us. Some join from within the church community, while others seek out the choir from outside the church walls.

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The Atonement Choir is composed of professional singers and auditioned volunteers. This choir draws its repertoire from renaissance polyphony through 21st century compositions and includes works with organ and orchestra. The season runs from Oct. 1 through the Feast of Corpus Christi.


The Schola is 10-voice professional chamber ensemble that provides music for mass weekly throughout the program year. The Schola draws its repertoire from the Roman and Anglican traditions, including historical masterpieces sung in the context for which they were written and music by 20th and 21st century composers written for the church.

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The focus of the St Cecilia Choir’s ministry is Evensong—a contemplative liturgy comprised of the canticles (Magnificat, the Song of Mary, and Nunc Dimittis, the Song of Simeon) and anthems. Evensong comes to us from the Anglican cathedral tradition, while the order of service is drawn from the ancient liturgical hours of the church. This choir is comprised of dedicated volunteers from within the church and the community at large. All are welcome.

Auditions for volunteer singers are open to any interested person and available upon request. Singers should have a pleasant voice and be able to read music.

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