Grant Park Chorus
Resident ensemble with the Grant Park Orchestra for Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival, the Grant Park Chorus was formed in 1962 by Thomas Peck, who led the group until his death in 1994. His protégé, Michael Cullen, then led the chorus until 1997, after which a series of guest conductors worked with the ensemble until 2002. An international search resulted in the appointment of current Chorus Director, Christopher Bell, who is also founder of Chicago’s Apprentice Chorale, which features some of the most talented young vocalists from DePaul and Roosevelt Universities.
The Grant Park Chorus is a fully professional ensemble. In addition to frequent solo appearances and teaching careers, members of the Grant Park Chorus perform in such acclaimed ensembles as Chicago a cappella , the William Ferris Chorale, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Symphony Choruses.