Lux Cantorum is looking for choral singers interested in musical growth and dynamic performance opportunities. We are in the midst of an exciting season, and we'd love to grow our chorus. We hope you might consider being a part of this great choir.

We provide the FAQ below to give you a sense of what's involved—perhaps you'd like to join us!

Frequently Asked Questions


Q.  Is Lux Cantorum a church choir?

A.  No, we are a volunteer, auditioned community chorus celebrating the sacred choral tradition—we are not affiliated with any church. Our members represent diverse spiritual and religious backgrounds, and hail from all over Chicagoland. We've recently changed our name to better reflect our group.

“Singing with LCC fills my soul. Together, we forge new friendships and create beautiful sounds that engage and uplift the spirit.”

Q.  When does Lux Cantorum perform?

A.  Typically, we present two different programs per season (in December and May), performing each program over the course of two weekends.

Q.  Why should I join?

A.  Singing with Lux Cantorum provides great opportunities to work with talented and dedicated individuals, to be exposed to beautiful and challenging pieces, to strengthen your skills as a musician, and to be part of our supportive choral community. Curious? Open rehearsals are held throughout the year—watch this space for the next opportunity to observe us in action and see if you might want to get involved with LCC.

“...a dynamic, talented group of people who are committed to each other and to the message of the sacred music that we sing.”

Q.  How do I join?

A.  We are looking for committed singers—especially tenors and basses—who exhibit good vocal quality and musicianship, and can approach a wide variety of sacred music with integrity and finesse. The next auditions for tenors and basses will be held Thursday, January 3 (Oak Park) and Monday, January 7 (Portage Park); please contact us for more information. Singers will be asked to complete an audition form—you can find information about preparing for your audition here.

Q.  When and where does LCC rehearse?

A.  From September to May, we rehearse on Mondays at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4939 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, from 7:30-9:30 pm. Each preparation period has a defined number of permitted absences.

“Singing with LCC adds another dimension to both my musical and spiritual explorations. My life is truly enriched when, under Wilbert Watkins’ direction, we achieve those moments where the music, the text and our abilities merge to create an artistic and/or spiritual experience.”

Q.  Are there dues to be a member?

A.  Yes, dues for membership are $100 for anyone singing during the performance year (September–May).

Q.  What if I have more questions?

A.  Just send us an email—we're a friendly bunch!