Civ­i­tas is a non­profit per­form­ing arts group that is com­prised of mem­bers of the Chicago Sym­phony Orches­tra. The goals of Civ­i­tas are to pro­vide clas­si­cal cham­ber music at the high­est pos­si­ble level to peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about live music, to present edu­ca­tional pro­grams to young audi­ences, and also to bring music to those who would have lim­ited access to the heal­ing power of live clas­si­cal music. Civ­i­tas strives to achieve these goals through cre­ative pro­gram­ming which includes work­ing with other non­profit orga­ni­za­tions, col­lab­o­rat­ing with other artists and visual arts, and pre­sent­ing new compositions.