The St. Charles Singers was founded in 1984 by Conductor and Artistic Director, Jeffrey Hunt. This 32 voice internationally-recognized professional choir performs regularly in the Chicagoland area. The ensemble has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and regularly with the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra. The choir has made numerous international tours and has performed under the direction of John Rutter, Timothy Brown, James Conlon, Rossen Milanov, Robert Hansen and Jeannette Sorrell.
The choir presents music from the Renaissance through the modern period. At present, the choir is on a multi-year journey presenting all of W.A. Mozart’s known sacred choral music in concert and through recordings.
The St. Charles Singers discography includes commercial CDs released on the Naxos and Proteus labels and many self-produced CDs. Composers commissioned to write for the St. Charles Singers include: Charles Forsberg, George Shearing, Robert Boyd, Nathanial Adams, Scott Stevenson and Gyula Fekete. St. Charles Singers engages in educational and community outreach through its outreach ensembles, special programming and educational scholarships awards.
St. Charles Singers is supported through grants and donations from its' generous donors and sponsors. Because of this financial support, St. Charles Singers is able to award several educational scholarships each year to high school students planning to continue the study of choral music at the university level.