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"One of the most vibrantly appealing of the many area professional chamber music groups gives maximum bang - for no bucks whatsoever."
- John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
As a non-profit organization, International Chamber Artists hosts all of its concerts at CHS free of charge, with just a $15 suggested donation. ICA concerts feature the talents of the best musicians in the Chicago area, including Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera Orchestra players. Join us at our concerts and unleash your inspiration!
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"One of the most vibrantly appealing of the many professional chamber music groups in the city deliver much bang - for no bucks whatsoever."
- John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
In 2006, a small group of musicians formed the International Chamber Artists. ICA has grown steadily and responsibly, bringing emerging artists and great music to Chicago. What started out as an idea among friends has grown to become one of the premiere chamber music organizations in Chicago. ICA is a non-profit chamber music ensemble currently made up of 21 musicians. To create the audience of the future, ICA strives to present a wide variety of music during each season. ICA concerts at the Church of the Holy Spirit (CHS) combine music education and performance in a unique and accessible way. ICA has given numerous concerts throughout the years at CHS in Lake Forest, St. Gregory the Great Church in Andersonville, at the Chicago Cultural Center, at the Belden Stratford, at St. James Cathedral and on Chicago’s classical radio station 98.7 WFMT. ICA has performed for the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago, the “Mostly Music” concert series, the UIC concert series, and the Prairie Arts Center in Schaumburg series, where they performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto. In 2012, ICA began partnering with The Tower Chorale based out of Western Springs and was the recipient of a Target Corporation grant for Art and Culture in Schools. This allowed ICA to launch a Chamber Music for Kids initiative. Funding continued in 2014 for the Chamber Music for Kids initiative thanks to the Paul M. Angell Foundation which continues to this day. In April of 2011, ICA was invited by the Polish community of Chicago to do three multi-media performance presentations of the Mozart Requiem and Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St. Mary of the Angels Church, St. Gregory the Great Church, and St. Ferdinand’s Church. These performances were to commemorate the tragic deaths of the Polish government officials that died in an April 2010 plane crash. In 2010, ICA gave performances and masterclasses at the University of North Carolina in Pembroke and at North Park University in Chicago. In September 2009, ICA made its first international performance tour to Germany to critical acclaim. ICA began with a philanthropic mission, donating a portion of concert proceeds to local musical schools and featuring a student performance on each St. Gregory’s concert, raising and donating thousands of dollars to the People's Music School in Chicago. Follow us here and join us for all of our concerts!
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