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Northwest Choral Society invites prospective members to 'meet-and-greet'

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  • The Northwest Choral Society performs its June concert, "The Sound of Musicals", featuring popular music selections from Broadway.

      The Northwest Choral Society performs its June concert, "The Sound of Musicals", featuring popular music selections from Broadway.
    Tom Perles

 
Penny Perles

If you previously sang in a chorus -- high school, college or community group -- and are now looking for a great activity in which to participate during the non-summer months, the Northwest Choral Society invites you to a "Meet & Greet" on Tuesday, August 20. The casual social event will be held between 7 and 9 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1095 Thacker St. (between Margaret St. and Jeannette St.), Des Plaines, IL.

For the 2013-2014 concert season, the chorus will feature John Rutter's "Joy to the World" and Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" in early December, and a program in May entitled "Crown Jewels", with English masterpieces from the repertoire of Stanford, Vaughn Williams and Britten. These concerts are performed in various venues throughout the suburbs. In June 2014, the chorus will perform its third concert of the season while on tour to several venues in the Minneapolis, MN area, with a "pre-tour" concert scheduled for its greater Chicagoland audience.

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Through the Northwest Choral Society, singers who are at least 17 years of age with previous four-part choral experience enjoy the personal growth and satisfaction that comes from active participation in a performing arts organization known for excellence and camaraderie. During the year, members sharpen their singing skills and learn a varied repertoire of sacred and secular, classical and popular music that has become the hallmark of the group.

The small size of the chorus (approximately 50 members) means members will see familiar faces each week, and find the group friendly, supportive, and fun.

For further information regarding the Northwest Choral Society, visit its website at www.nwchoralsociety.org or call 224/585-9127.

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