Anima is a world class youth choral organization, founded in 1964, which is internationally renowned for the quality of choral education and performance it provides. Formerly the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, Anima welcomes young people from Kindergarten through High School in various ensemble programs.

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upcoming events

Illinois ACDA State Convention

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

College Church, Wheaton College


Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church


Holiday Recital

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 | 5:45 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church


Christmas Concert

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Wentz Hall/North Central College


Choral Festival

Thursday, February 6-8, 2020

Glenview Jr. High School, Minneapolis


Special Benefit Concert

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Chicago


Spring Recital

Tuesday, May 5, 2019 | 5:45 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church


Spring Concert

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

Gary Methodist Church, Wheaton

SingFest 2020
featuring Adam Jacobs

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9-4pm

Glenbard West High School


Grant Park Music Festival

Judith Weir’s We Are Shadows

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 6:30pm

Saturday, June 13, 2020 | 7:30pm


Grant Park Music Festival

Benjamin Britten’s Spring Symphony

Friday, June 26, 2020 | 6:30pm

Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 7:30pm


Coralau Trondheim

International Choir Festival

Norway 2020 | July 2 – 11

Our Programs

Different ensembles within Anima offer escalating levels of challenge, appropriate to the age, maturity and experience of the singers in each ensemble. Each ensemble is designed to be a rewarding experience in its own right, and offers enriching rehearsal and performance opportunities.