Beethoven at 250/ Friday Jan. 31, 7PM - DePaul University


SEASON 209-2020

Upcoming Events

CSO Chamber at AIC Series

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago.

Civitas Ensemble's "Modern Expressions" program featuring works by Webern, Berg, Rota and Schoenberg, is a collaboration with Art Institute's "El Greco" exhibit.

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Welcoming spring

Friday, May 22, 2020
Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall. DePaul University

Civitas Ensemble celebrates spring with its largest collaboration yet - Copland’s beloved and vibrant Appalachian Spring.

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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. How we help

why we do this

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:


Creative Excellence

Present engaging live performances of new and traditional works


Healing & Teaching

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


Promote Cultural Diversity

Inspire young classical musicians to serve their communities through music

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