Mendelssohn hosts Children’s Choirs’ fall performance Oct. 18

Staff Report

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is hosting the Rock Valley Children’s Choirs’ 10th Annual “Fall Family Fun” performance, “I Could Write A Book.”

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Mendelssohn auditorium. Admission is free, although a free-will offering will be taken during the concert to benefit the Rockford Literacy Council.

The concert will showcase all four children’s choirs within the organization as they perform songs inspired by famous literature.

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, rehearsing and holding four performances per year at Mendelssohn. The choirs are part of the Community Education division of Rock Valley College.

Mendelssohn is at 415 N. Church St., Rockford. To purchase tickets or for more about upcoming events and concerts, call Mendelssohn at (815) 964-9713 or visit

From the Oct. 12-18, 2011, issue

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