Children’s Choir celebrates 10 years at May 18 concert

Online Staff Report

Rock Valley Children’s Choir presents a performance in celebration of its 10th anniversary in its annual “I Hear America Singing” concert, “How Can I Keep From Singing?” at 7 p.m., Friday, May 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 406 N. Main St., Rockford. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 10 and younger.

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 1-12, now directed by Baskin. Each choir operates during the fall and spring semesters, rehearsing once a week and performing in several concerts per semester.

Rock Valley Children’s Choir formed a partnership with the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in 2006. Mendelssohn PAC provides office and rehearsal space and processes choir registration.

Posted May 16, 2012

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