2023 Season

Music to Heal People in Need

Civitas Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble with a mission to present live performances, inspire young musicians and bring the healing power of music to those with limited access. Join us for an unforgettable experience with world-class musicians and don't miss out on the finale of our 2023 season.



A recording presenting a spectrum of new instrumental works by living Chinese composers, each with a unique perspective on Western and Far Eastern musical sensibilities.

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Past Performances

Civitas ensemble performing

Past Performances

Yuan-Qing Yu performing
Among Chicago’s finest and most adventurous chamber groups.

– Lawrence A. Johnson’s Critics Choice

from Chicago Classical Review

Performing at “an exceptionally high caliber” (Chicago Classical Reviews), Civitas Ensemble started in 2011 with four friends who shared the same visions and values of using their music to serve and impact the Chicago community through the transformative power of their art. Civitas presents engaging live performances of new and traditional works. The Ensemble members teach and inspire the next generation of classical musicians, and bring live performances to those with limited access.


Community & Citizenship

We are not your run-of-the-mill Chamber Group. The name Civitas, which means Community and Citizenship, is derived from Latin — it is the embodiment of what our Ensemble represents and holds close to heart. We are passionate about our three-fold mission:

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Creative Excellence

Present engaging live performances of new and traditional works

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Healing & Teaching

Bring the healing power of music to those with limited access to live performances

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Promote Cultural Diversity

Inspire young classical musicians to serve their communities through music