The North Shore Choral Society, a 140-member community chorus, has been a prominent musical force serving the northern suburbs of Chicago and beyond for over 80 years, giving many hundreds of nonprofessional singers the opportunity to perform choral masterworks, both old and new, and from the traditional to the avant-garde. NSCS presents three or more concerts each year, relying on authentic performances that use not only the composers’ original vocal scores but also their designated instrumentations. The Society features outstanding soloists, and some of the area’s finest musicians play in the orchestras engaged for its performances.
NSCS is a welcoming, inclusive community for all participants and patrons. We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that shape each individual. A regular collaborator with local area arts and civic organizations, NSCS engages in outreach with area schools and participates in community events. Our members come from Chicago, more than a dozen suburbs, and even across the state line. With members’ ages spanning the early twenties to ninety-plus, NSCS exemplifies that singing is truly a lifelong endeavor.