Suburban chorus closes out Americana arts series

Tiffany Self
Updated 4/16/2013 1:50 PM
  • The Choral-Aires Chorus embody the American art form of barbershop music.

    The Choral-Aires Chorus embody the American art form of barbershop music. Jon B. Petersen

The Choral-Aires Chorus performs in a thrilling finale to the Americana Arts Series hosted by Lutheran Home (Arlington Heights, Ill.). This full women's barbershop chorus entertains audiences with lively choreography and powerful sound while singing barbershop classics, show tunes, patriotic numbers, and more. Community members are invited to enjoy this free event Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m., at Lutheran Home (800 West Oakton Street, Arlington Heights, Ill., 60004).

"We couldn't be happier to perform in front of an audience that has a true appreciation for the art form of barbershop music," says Chorus President Nancy Smith. "We are preparing for this special day and look forward to entertaining and engaging with the lovely folks at Lutheran Home!"

Women passionate about music are invited to join the Choral-Aires Chorus during weekly rehearsals held each Monday from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Redeemer Lutheran Church Recreation Center (345 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst). For more information about joining the Chorus, contact Barb Ehst at or 630.204.5188.

More than 100 women from Illinois and Wisconsin sing tight harmonies a cappella (without instrumentation) with the Choral-Aires Chorus, a Sweet Adelines International medaling chorus, and the 2012 Lake Michigan Region 3 Champion. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. More information about the Chorus can be found at their website,