Mendelssohn Children’s Choirs host registrations, first rehearsals
From press release
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has announced registration is now open for the Rock Valley Children’s Choirs’ fall semester.
The Rock Valley Children’s Choirs, directed by Leah Baskin, provide a safe place for children to make music together and make new friends. The program is composed of four choruses:
• Do Re Mi Singers, for grades 1-3
• Music Makers Chorus, for grades 4-8
• Master Singers Choir, for grades 6-8 (auditions required)
• Encore, for grades 9-12
Each chorus rehearses once a week and participates in two concerts per semester, as well as other community events. Tuition is $125 per semester for the Do Re Mi Singers and $150 per semester for the Music Makers Chorus, Master Singers Choir and Encore. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Registrations will be taken at the first rehearsal of each choir. Registration and first rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Master Singers Chorus—4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center;
Encore—5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.
Do Re Mi Singers—4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4, at Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford; and
Music Makers Chorus—4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.
For more information, call the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center at (815) 964-9713, visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or view the RVC Community Education Fall 2009 schedule at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/CE.
The Rock Valley Children’s Choir was established in 2002 by Leah Baskin and Dean Durst. Beginning as one small choir, the program has grown to four separate choruses that encompass grades one through 12. The Rock Valley Children’s Choirs formed a partnership with the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in 2006. The choirs are part of the Community Education division of Rock Valley College.
from the Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2009 issue
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