Hersey to host 26th annual Chicagoland Showcase

  • Hersey's OnStage group will be performing at the 26th annual Chicagoland Showcase.Jim Gorrill

    Hersey's OnStage group will be performing at the 26th annual Chicagoland Showcase.Jim Gorrill

 
John Slania
Updated 2/27/2019 7:26 AM

Nearly 40 middle school and high school show choirs from the Midwest will be performing Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the 26th annual Chicagoland Showcase at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

Chicagoland Showcase begins at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, with performances from high school concert choirs and middle school show choirs, along with an exhibition from Hersey's Centerstage middle school show choir.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The excitement continues at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, with nearly 20 high school show choirs competing in festival, unisex, and open divisions. Hersey's OnStage mixed show choir will perform in exhibition, as will Ladies First, the school's unisex show choir.

Six show choirs selected by judges for the finals will compete Saturday evening for the title of Chicagoland Showcase Grand Champion. Meanwhile, a daylong competition among more than 50 soloists will be narrowed to the winning male and female soloists, who also will perform Saturday evening.

The Chicagoland Showcase will take place from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, and 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at John Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas St., Arlington Heights.

Tickets for the Friday Middle School Competition are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, while children under 5 are free. Tickets for the Saturday High School Competition are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, while children under 5 are free. An all-weekend pass is $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

For more information, contact Sara Michael or Joann Langley at 847-718-4942, or sara.michael@d214.org or joann.langley@d214.org.

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