The 40-voice Allegro Community Chorus intends to uplift and inspire at their winter concert on Friday, December 8 at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, in Palatine. Beginning at 7:30pm, the first half of the program features non-holiday music drawn from musicals, spirituals, popular songs both old and new, while the second half will be focused on traditional Holiday tunes.

"The Allegro Chorus has been growing rapidly, I think, because singers enjoy the wide variety of music we perform and the challenge of improving their sound with hard work," says Artistic Director Kevin Kelly. "We have fun rehearsing together and the chorus is getting stronger with every concert. This one is likely to be our best yet!"

A few of the non-holiday selections include the spiritual "Ain-a That Good News," Julie Shannon's powerful anthem "One Breath," an appeal for peace in a troubled world, and an old rock favorite from Three Dog Night. Featured Holiday classics will include a jazz-rock take on "Frosty the Snowman," a really moving arrangement of the carol "Lo, How a Rose" with the popular song "The Rose," and a final showstopper from the movie, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Registration for the winter/spring chorus session is now open to residents with rehearsals beginning on January 17 at Community Center. Non-resident registration will be available online beginning December 12. Allegro Community Chorus rehearsals are once a week on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. No audition necessary. Registration is available online through, as well as in person at Birchwood Recreation Center, Community Center, and Falcon Park Recreation Center.

For more information and previous performance video clips, visit the chorus website at Registration questions and other inquiries can be submitted directly to chorus staff on the contact page of the website. Questions may also be directed to Cultural Arts Coordinator Ashley Schiavone at 847.496.6237 or

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