Palatine Children's Chorus To Host Welcome Nights January 6 and 8

  • The Palatine Children's Chorus perform at a holiday concert.

    The Palatine Children's Chorus perform at a holiday concert. Courtesy of Michael Noens

Submitted by Ann Patti
Updated 12/26/2019 7:48 AM

Did you know that the Palatine Children's Chorus (PCC) offers a world-class musical program for children ages 4-18? Palatine Park District offers Palatine Children's Chorus Welcome Nights Monday, Jan. 6 and Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Palatine Park District's Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine. Both sessions are held at 6:30 p.m. and there is no charge. According to Ashley Schiavone, Palatine Park District's Cultural Arts coordinator, all children ages 4 and older and a parent or guardian are welcome to attend an informational session.

"This is an opportunity to meet the Palatine Children's Chorus directors and learn more about the chorus," Schiavone said.


Participants will also participate in voice evaluations. No registration is required.

Palatine Children's Chorus singers from throughout the Northwest suburbs enjoy a variety of musical experiences in the Sing With Me (ages 4-5), Do Re Mi (ages 6-7), Treble (age 8+), Intermezzo, Concert and Honors Choirs. The Chorus safely nurtures children's voices, introduces all age groups to a variety of music, and offers each level appropriate, safe vocal instruction and music education.

Palatine Children's Chorus's traveling choirs have performed all around the United States and overseas at New York's famed Carnegie Hall, the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Montreal, Quebec, Wales, Austria, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona, and more. They have also performed for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and Joffrey Ballet.

"We are excited for another great session at Palatine Children's Chorus," said Stevee Bellas, Palatine Children's Chorus's artistic director. "We would love to welcome any new singers who are interested in joining Palatine Children's Chorus to further their education in music! We offer a variety of levels for musicians at all different experience levels, and look forward to further serving those in the area with our programs," she added. "Please consider joining us for our Welcome Nights January 6 and 8, if your child loves to sing."

This is not an audition. All children who attend Welcome Nights will be welcomed into the Palatine Children's Chorus family.

For information on becoming a member of Palatine Children's Chorus, contact Ashley Schiavone, Palatine Park District's Cultural Arts coordinator, at (847) 496-6237 or You may also contact Palatine Children's Chorus Managing Director Melissa Schlesinger, at or visit the chorus website at with any questions.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable, and affordable parks, programs, and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.

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