Join the new Bartlett Community Chorus
Arts in Bartlett is proud to announce the Bartlett Community Chorus, a local chorus with an international flare. Recently established and professionally led by Bartlett native Andrew Viveros, the chorus meets every other Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Community Room at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main St., Bartlett.
The chorus is accepting new members who are Bartlett area residents, ages 16 and older, can read choral music and are interested in performing locally and internationally.
The chorus' mission is to build a musical bridge between local and international cultures while celebrating the Sister City relationship between the village of Bartlett, and Miaoli City, Tawain. The two cities established a Sister City agreement in 2010, and have been developing an international bond through music, art and event collaborations ever since.
Choral Director Andrew Viveros is a local musician and educator, who strives to build a welcoming musical environment with a focus on collaboration. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University. Currently, he is an orchestra director in Woodstock School District 200.
"Singing in a choir creates a bond like no other, not only do I look forward to teaching music within this community choir, but also breaking boundaries within people's own musical journey," states Viveros.
The chorus will have performance opportunities including community events, outreach programs and the possibility of a 2025 Spring tour in Taiwan, to celebrate the Sister City 15-year anniversary.
Those interested in membership are encouraged to attend the next choral practice at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Arts in Bartlett.
Additional details, cost and membership form can be found at www.artsinbartlett.org/classes-chorus-1