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Article posted: 7/9/2013 11:54 AM

Palatine Children's Chorus to offer two summer camp options for kids

Learn About PCC in One-Week Camp Sessions

The Palatine Children's Chorus was founded in 1987 by Judy Meyer Hays, and since then has become one of the Chicago area's premiere children's choruses.

Supported by the Palatine Park District, the PCC program has grown to include children, as young as 4 and as old as 18, in six individual choirs led by six adult staff. Under artistic director Susan Falbo's leadership (1994-2012), Concert and Honors choirs began touring in 1997, experiencing cultures and music as far east as Vienna and as far west as Hawaii.

During the 25th "Dare to Dream" anniversary year, the chorus focused on new goals and opportunities for all the singers, even the youngest, and rededicated energy to its mission, giving children enthusiastic, energetic music education and outstanding performance opportunities. New artistic director Rachel Rosellini, a former PCC singer, is continuing that dedication: to nurture in each singer the confidence, satisfaction and joy music brings.

The week of July 15, PCC will offer two summer camp options for children. "Singin' In The Sun I" will allow children ages 8 to 12 to investigate the Palatine Children's Chorus program through a week of games and other musical activities. "Singin' In The Sun II" is a week of singing with old and new friends for ages 13 to 18.

In both programs, children will learn both old favorites and new songs, develop their musicianship and meet other children who love to sing. Participants will perform at the Fred P. Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, with PCC and Saturday, July 20, with the summer PCC/camp choruses and the alumni chorus.

Camps will be held from July 15 through July 19. "Singin' in the Sun I" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and "Singin' In The Sun II" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The fee for each camp is $39 for Palatine Park District residents and $54 for nonresidents.

Registration can be done online at www.palatineparks.org, by mail or fax, or in person at Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center or Falcon Park Recreation Center.

For more information, visit www.thepcc.org or contact Carol Lange at clange@palatineparks.org or (847) 496-6237.

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.

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