Chicago Choro Club

 

 

What is “Choro”?

Chicago Choro Club

Choro is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre that originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. It’s a close cousin of samba.

Despite its name – which in Portuguese is “cry” or “lament” - choro often has a fast and happy rhythm. It is characterized by virtuosity, improvisation and subtle modulations, and is full of syncopation and counterpoint. Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music.

In recent years, choro has been starting to take hold in countries outside of Brazil. Chicago’s venerable Jazz Showcase presented choro for the first time in 2015. Following suit with the worldwide spread of choro clubs, we are calling our community gathering and instruction the “Chicago Choro Club.”

Come to The Musical Offering on Sundays and be part of the wave! 

 

       More information at the Chicago Choro Club website!

 

About the Classes

 

The Musical Offering, Evanston’s Community Music School, is hosting weekly classes in Brazilian choro on Sundays from 10:30am – 11:30am. Classes are coordinated by flutist, choro researcher, and member of the MO’s Ondas Ensemble, Julie Koidin.

Classes are open to students of all ages and available for woodwinds, strings, brass, and percussion players. Classes are taught by notable Chicago area Brazilian musicians and musicians fluent in Brazilian styles. Music will be provided but students must provide their own instruments.


About the Monthly Roda de Choro
(Monthly Community Jam)

Students of the Chicago Choro Club will be coached on the music to  be played at the Roda de Choro. It will be an opportunity for the students to not only play with each other but to also meet and perform with musicians from the broader community.

As is typical in so many Brazilian communities, the Roda de Choro is a not so much a performance but rather a relaxed atmosphere where students can experiment with their skills and socialize.

Come join us!



 

 

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Winter/Spring
Registration


is open.
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the Registration Form!

The first eight-week Winter/Spring
Session started on
Sunday, January 21

 

 

 MORE INFO AT

www.ChicagoChoroClub.com

 

Choro Classes



The eight -week
WINTER/SPRING
SESSION I
began January 21

Register here



 Roda de Choro
(Jam Session)


 Winter/Spring
RODA DATES
February 11
March 18
May 6
June 3