Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago


Friends of the Poor® Church Choir Challenge Finalists

Top Five Choirs Selected!

Church Choir ChallengeAfter 1,745 voting submissions totaling 8,725 individual choir selections, the top five finalists in alphabetical order are:

  1. Prince of Peace (Lake Villa)
  2. St. Benedict (Chicago)
  3. St. Francis de Sales (Lake Zurich)
  4. St. Peter (Antioch)
  5. St. Vincent de Paul Parish (Chicago)

The choir finalists advance to the next level of competition at our 8th Annual Friends of the Poor Benefit on Sunday, April 17 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace from 11am-3pm.

Each choir finalist receives a $1,000 donation, and the Grand Prize winner chosen at the benefit by a panel of Chicago celebrity judges receives a $2,500 donation.

Bring your family and friends and join us for a delicious champagne brunch, live auction, fun games, fabulous prizes including a Grand Prize Car Raffle, and see the top five church choir finalists perform live on stage!

Thanks to all of the outstanding choir entrants and to those who participated in the selection process!

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Net proceeds from event and raffle tickets will be divided among our ten districts throughout Cook and Lake counties to fund new programs that offer direct service to the poor.