Children’s Choir presents ‘Singer’s Songbook’ Feb. 16 at Mendelssohn

Staff Report

The Rock Valley Children’s Choir (RVCC), a division of Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, will present its 12th annual “Singer’s Songbook” concert titled “Beautiful Dreamer” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., downtown Rockford.

This performance will celebrate 150 years of Stephen Foster and 18th-century songs.

Hear all four choirs perform favorites including “My Old Kentucky Home,” “O Susanna,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “Goober Peas” and “Camptown Races.”

Admission is a free-will donation benefiting the RVCC Scholarship Fund. For more information, call the Mendelssohn PAC office (815-964-9713) or visit

The RVCC, directed by Leah Baskin, is a performing and educational choral organization for youth in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area. The RVCC consists of four separate choruses encompassing grades 1-12: Do-Re-Mi Singers (grades 1-3), Music Makers (grades 4-8), Crescendo (grades 6-8; audition-based choir), and Encore! (grades 9-12). The RVCC was established in 2002.

Posted Feb. 12, 2014

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