The Kennedy Center

Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus


4 time Grammy winner, Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus celebrates its 54th season in 2018-19. Anima is the Latin word for breath, soul, and spirit. With pride in our heritage as a North American leader in the field of youth choruses, our six ensembles serve children of the Chicago area and beyond.  Anima is dedicated to transforming young lives through the highest standards in both music literacy and choral artistry.  The choir returns to Serenade! after their first appearance two years ago in 2017.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/8/2019: Serenade! Choral Music Festival Grand Finale

Classical Movements’ 9th annual Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival concludes on the Concert Hall stage with a truly grand finale: individual performances by “The Human Journey” ensembles from Iran, Mongolia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, France and Germany, as well the Serenade! mass choir, led by the 2019 recipient of the Robert Shaw Lifetime Achievement Award, Doreen Rao. Dr. Rao will conduct her second Serenade! mass choir in the world premiere of Refuge—a brand-new work by soprano and composer Patrice Michaels—commissioned by the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

This program is part of The Human Journey.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus