A new voice with a long history with the Palatine Children's Chorus will be leading the chorus into its 26th season.
Rachel Rosellini has been named the new chorus director, following the retirement of Sue Falbo, the ensemble's director for 17 years.
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Rosellini was a young singer with Palatine Children's Chorus through her high school years and followed this up by majoring in music education at Illinois Wesleyan University and getting her masters in music education from Capital University, with an emphasis in Kodaly.
She has been the general music teacher for Grove Avenue and Roslyn Road schools in Barrington Area Unit District 220, teaching music to first through fifth graders and leading a choir in each building. She has been the director of the Palatine Children's Chorus Do-Re-Mi and Treble choirs for the past two years.
Palatine Children's Chorus is Palatine Park District's youth chorus for ages 4 to 18. It has 125 singers from across the Northwest suburbs and features age-appropriate music instruction including the nurturing of young voices and the introduction to a wide variety of music.
The chorus is open to all children who love to sing. The fall season will be Sept. 5 to Dec. 8. Welcome Nights are scheduled several times each year to allow staff members to place children into appropriate groups, and to allow parents to learn more about the chorus's vision for young singers.
Fall welcome nights will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, and Tuesday, Sept. 4. Individual 15-minute appointments are scheduled through Carol Lange, Palatine Park District's Cultural Arts Coordinator, at (847) 496-6237.