...the first half consists of non-Holiday tunes, from the swing hit ‘Sing, Sing, Sing!’ to Leonard Cohen’s classic ‘Halleujah.’ The second half is all-Christmas...Kevin Kelly, Allegro Community Chorus Artistic Director
On Friday, December 7, Palatine Park District’s Allegro Community Chorus will present a concert in two segments. The first half will explore themes of earthly and spiritual harmony, reconciliation, and celebration, featuring jazz, folk, and gospel songs. Following the intermission, the adult community chorus will dive into songs of the season, covering popular hits old and new.
“You could say this is sort of a transitional holiday concert,” according to Artistic Director Kevin Kelly. “Since the first half consists of non-Holiday tunes, from the swing hit ‘Sing, Sing, Sing!’ to Leonard Cohen’s classic ‘Halleujah.’ The second half is all-Christmas, with old favorites like ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘A Marshmallow World’ and newer pop tunes like Enya’s ‘Amid the Falling Snow’ and ‘That’s Christmas to Me’ from Pentatonix.”
Allegro Community Chorus was founded in 2003. Kevin Kelly was hired as the Artistic Director of Allegro in September of 2015 with the goal of building the size of the chorus and the quality of its sound. Kelly says, “Allegro is a warm and enthusiastic bunch who are eager to learn and improve.”
The chorus performs two formal concerts at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center each year and frequently sings for other occasions, including Downtown Palatine Business Association’s Holidays on the Town, Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo and Community Showcase, and Palatine Park District’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series.
“Sing, Sing, Sing!” will perform at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, in Palatine on Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7.00 each and available for purchase online at cuttinghall.org, or in person at the Cutting Hall Box Office between 3:00pm-6:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
For more information about Allegro Community Chorus, visit allegrochorus.org or contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Ashley Schiavone at 847.496.6237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.