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Spring Brings Music Events to Cutting Hall in Palatine

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  • Allegro adult choir, a program of Palatine Park District, poses after their holiday 2012 concert at Cutting Hall.

    Allegro adult choir, a program of Palatine Park District, poses after their holiday 2012 concert at Cutting Hall.
    Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District presents a variety of musical entertainment over the next several weeks.

This year's annual Musical Matinee performance will feature Switch Time Jazz on Tuesday, April 16 at 2:00pm. The performance will be held at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine. Switch Time Jazz specializes in the big band classics of Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller along with jazz standards from Count Basie, Buddy Rich, and Stan Kenton. Tickets are $4 per person or $3 for ages 62 and better. This performance is being sponsored by the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council and Sue Gould - Prudential Starck Realtors.

On Thursday, May 2 at 7:00pm, Palatine Children's Chorus (PCC) presents American Tapestry I. Directors Nate Coon and Rachel Rosellini and the Palatine Children's Chorus's Do Re Mi, Treble, and Honors Choirs will delight audiences when they celebrate American music in the first of their spring concerts. Do Re Mi singers, ages 6 and 7, will share the Crawdad Song and the beautiful All the Pretty Little Horses, and Treble Choir will delight you with Climbin' Up the Mountain. Together they'll sing the cowboy song Git Along Little Doggies and the spiritual Deep River. PCC's Honors Choir will join them as special guest performers offering the haunting early 19th century Shenandoah and the spiritual Wade in the Water. Tickets are $7, all ages.

On Friday, May 3, at 7:30pm, Allegro Adult Choir presents Blue Like Jazz, an evening celebrating the music that's unique to America. Under the direction of Brent Boyens, Allegro's music will take you back to spirituals like Let My People Go (1862). By 1926, spirituals had developed into Birth of the Blues from 1926, later a hit for Frank Sinatra; Blue Skies (1926) written by Rodgers and Hart, one of the first songs to be featured in a "talkie," a movie with sound; and Embraceable You (1928) by George and Ira Gershwin. Reminisce with Glen Miller's That Old Black Magic from 1942 and Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World from 1967. Join Allegro in celebrating America's music. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door.

Palatine Children's Chorus returns to the Cutting Hall Stage at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 4 with American Tapestry II. Join the Treble, Intermezzo, Concert and Honors Choirs of the Palatine Children's Chorus as they celebrate the musical sound that is unique to America. From Native Americans to cowboys to railroad workers and slaves, each created a unique type of music that is woven into our American culture. You'll recognize (Jump Down, Turn Around) Pick a Bale of Cotton, Shenandoah, Old Joe Tucker, and of course America the Beautiful. This will be an afternoon that reminds us of America's great musical heritage. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $6 for children.

On Sunday, May 5, the Palatine Concert Band will take the stage at 7:30pm. The Palatine Concert Band is a volunteer adult organization. The ensemble provides an outlet for both avocational and professional musicians to perform fine wind band literature, and serves the Chicagoland area as a musical organization of high quality. While some members are highly-skilled, active performers, most are teachers, business professionals or retired individuals with one common characteristic -- a love of learning and performing the finest musical literature. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students.

For tickets or further information about any of these concert events, contact the Cutting Hall Box Office at or 847-202-5222. Ticket surcharges apply.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.