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posted: 3/14/2010 12:01 AM

Elgin Children's Chorus to perform songs from around the world

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The Elgin Children's Chorus presents "Isles of Song" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin.

This program will feature Jenne Lennon, an international Celtic singer and songwriter, and alumna of the chorus, as well as the premiere performance of the Elgin Children's Chorus Boys Ensemble.

Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For tickets, call (847) 622-0300 or visit The box office will open 90 minutes before the performance.

The chorus will honor the children of Haiti by accepting donations during this concert. All donations will be forwarded to the American Red Cross.

Under the direction of Jay Kellner, Lennon and the Chamber Choir will perform "All Through the Night," a Welsh tune. The Chamber Choir also will perform "O Danny Boy" and "Reel a' Bouche," a French Canadian lilting piece.

Lennon will sing with Concert Choir as they perform "Shenandoah," an American folk song. Jay Kellner will sing with the Concert Choir as they perform "No Time," a traditional camp meeting song, and "Fergus and Molly," a traditional Celtic tune.

Lisa Bettcher will conduct Lennon and the Boy's Ensemble as they perform "The Sally Gardens," an Irish tune. The Boys Ensemble will also perform "Music Alone Shall Live."

Bettcher will conduct the Treble Choir as they perform "Sail Away, Ladies!" a traditional spiritual; "Manx Lullaby," a Manx folk song; "Solla Sollew," from "Seussical the Musical"; and "How Can I Keep From Singing," a Quaker melody.

Rounding out the program, Elizabeth Ellis will conduct the Intermezzo Choir as they perform "Loch Lomond," a Scottish tune; "Afternoon on a Hill"; "Obwisana," a Ghana folk song.

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