The Bahá’í House of Worship for North America symbolizes unity, and its quiet serenity invites communion with God. All are welcome to use the space for personal prayer and meditation.
The unaccompanied beauty of the human voice is offered here as devotional prayer meant to uplift and inspire the listener.
The 16th Annual Baha’i Choral Festival
May 26th - Sunday
The Choir sings from the loft, high above the main auditorium and out of the sight of worshippers, the first three Sundays of the month at 12:30 pm as part of a 30-minute devotional program that includes the reading aloud of prayers and sacred writings. The public is warmly welcomed.
Bahá’í House of Worship
100 Linden Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
We have made music a ladder by which souls may ascend to the realm on high. Bahá'u'lláh
The choir's multi-cultural repertoire reflects the Bahá'í belief in the unity of humanity and includes:
Classical choral works
Contemporary choral compositions with lyrics from the Bahá'í Writings or other Sacred Writings
"Bahá’í Gospel" Bahá’í Writings sung in Gospel style
Negro spirituals also known as
traditional folk songs of America
Selections chanted in Persian or Arabic, the original languages of the Bahá’í Faith or in other languages
Join the choir
Do you love to sing? Would you like to learn sacred music from a variety of cultures in the company of warm, friendly people and an inspiring director?
We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds to audition for membership. Previous choir experience is not necessary. The ability to read music is not required. Send us a message below to request an audition.
Invite the choir
The Bahá’í House of Worship Choir is available to sing at events throughout Chicagoland, including local religious services and interfaith gatherings.
Send us a message below with invitation details.
We host visiting choirs
The Bahá’í House of Worship welcomes visiting choirs to share
a capella music based on the sacred scriptures of the world's religions.
Contact us, if you are interested in having your school, community or church choir provide music for a Devotional Service for the public.
Bahá'í House of Worship Choir
100 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091