All afternoon Sunday, the ECC Arts Center was humming with activity. The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) held an open house in conjunction with recitals by its Chamber Music Institute ensembles. Read more at theelginreview.blogspot.com
The beloved and renowned Elgin Children’s Chorus has been reborn as the Elgin Master Chorale Children’s Chorus. The Elgin Children’s Chorus, founded in 1982, was a mainstay of musical opportunity for youth in the Fox Valley area. With the chorus facing an uncertain future, the board of the Elgin Master Chorale decided in the summer of 2016 to keep children’s choral music alive in Elgin by starting the Elgin Master Chorale Children’s Chorus, providing the necessary funds, staff and rehearsal space.
As an official ensemble of the Elgin Master Chorale, the new children’s chorus anticipates opportunities to perform during EMC concerts as well as presenting its own programs. The EMC Children’s Chorus rehearses Monday evenings, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Elgin Community College Arts Building. Call 847-214-7225 for information about membership and volunteering.