Palatine Children’s Chorus Dinner & Silent Auction to Help Raise Funds for Trip to Nashville Crossroads Festival

The Palatine Children’s Chorus Concert Choir will be traveling to Nashville this summer to participate in the Crossroads Children’s Chorus Festival 2010. Students from around the country and Canada will rehearse and perform with celebrated conductor/composer Stephen Hatfield and experience Master Classes with other music celebrities including Sutton Foster who appeared in Shrek on Broadway.

There will be a Palatine Children’s Chorus Silent Auction on Saturday, February 20, 7:00-11:00 pm to be held at Emmett’s Tavern and Brewing Co., Private Brewmaster’s Room, 110 North Brockway, Palatine. The event will help raise funds for the chorus’s upcoming trip to sing at the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

Tickets for the event are $30 which includes tantalizing appetizers and desserts and participation in the silent auction. A variety of items from local and Chicago area merchant and community members will be available for bids. Reservations for this event are being taken now. Those interested in attending or donating an item for the auction may contact Kari Leonard at 847-776-3706.

A program of the Palatine Park District, the Palatine Children’s Chorus began 23 years ago with 18 children and now, under the direction of Susan Falbo, includes 150 young singers in 6 distinct choirs. Singers from more than 10 surrounding communities range in age from kindergarten through high school and are grouped based on age and level of musical accomplishment. Concert Choir and the select Honors singers from within this group perform in a variety of local venues in addition to their dates on the Cutting Hall stage each year. Concert and Honors Choirs travel every two years on performance and study tours. Their tours have taken them to festivals in Canada, Hawaii, Italy, Austria, Wales, and England where they have had the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed conductors and meet other young singers from around the world to share their passion for music – truly the international language.

For more information about The Palatine Children’s Chorus program, visit their website at