Friends of Folk Music host The Choir Boys

Rock River Friends of Folk Music will host The Choir Boys group performing at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Royal Oak, 6280 Vicksburg Rd.

The group is composed of three former boy sopranos of the world-famous Paulist Choristers of Chicago based in Old St. Mary’s in downtown Chicago. Throughout its existence, the choir traveled widely giving concerts, made several recordings and performed for various popes, prime ministers and presidents including Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. The Choir Boys folk group has been performing since 1996. Tim Crossin plays both banjo and guitar and sings baritone. Greg Norusis plays guitar and sings the high harmony line, and Dave Hoffmann sings lead vocals.

They have a “Folk Revival” repertoire that encompasses the sounds and harmonies of the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Limelighters and other artists who popularized the folk movement of the ’50s and ’60s. The Choir Boys also perform many traditional Irish works ranging from boisterous to ballads, as well as some ’50s Doo Wop songs to complete the recipe for a great night’s entertainment.

The Choirboys have one CD album out, Music From Whitebear. Come and join the fun.

Reservations are required—$7 for RRFFM members, $10 general public. Make reservations by sending a check made out to RRFFM to: Tom Lindem, 6280 Vicksburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61107. Information: 399-7334.

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