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River City Sound Chorus

Belvidere’s CBCBC, 111 W 1st St, Belvidere, Illinois May 4, 2016 8:00 p.m
River City Sound Chorus, a Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will perform their contest songs along with other favorites at a free “Friends and Family” night May 4, 2016. Led by Master Director, Joan Boutilier, the chorus will sing at their regular rehearsal site, Belvidere’s CBCBC, 111 W 1st St, Belvidere, Illinois. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. and the performance will start at 8:00 p.m..
The four time Regional Champion Chorus has represented their region at International competitions in Seattle, Denver and Baltimore. Springtime marks the Sweet Adelines International's “season” of contests, when choruses in 30 regions around the world compete for the chance to represent their region at the International Contest. This year in October, River City Sound Chorus will compete in Las Vegas, Nevada.
River City Sound Chorus has been entertaining in the Rock Valley area since 1980. Chorus members are women from all walks of life who love to sing four part a-cappella (unaccompanied) harmony.


For more information call Denise Gorski, call 815-871-6514.




RCFBand 31st Anniversary Concert

First Covenant Church, 316 Wood Road, Rockford, 61107
RCFBand celebrates its 31st Anniversary with an inspiring outreach concert Sunday, May 22, 2016.

RCFBand (Rockford ChristianFellowship Band)
31st Anniversary Concert
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4 PM
First Covenant Church
316 Wood Road
Rockford, IL

RCFBand rehearses at First Cov Tuesdays (7-9 pm) April 19 and May 3 & 17, 2016 for the 31st Anniversary Concert.

In years past the 'anniversary concert' was an 'encore concert' with CCFBand and then became a 'memorial concert' for Fred Hubbell.

RCFBand (Rockford ChristianFellowship Band) - is a Rockford, Illinois based Concert Band with a Christian Ministry. Making a joyful noise since 1985.
RCFBand consists of dedicated Christian musicians, performs at community events, churches, and retirement centers, and is noted for its rousing marches and inspirational music; music appropriate for the occasion and season.
RCFBand was organized by Fred M. Hubbell as part of an effort to encourage the performance of concert music within the church and community .
The band is independent of any religious affiliation and has grown to include musicians representing many churches.
Over 250 musicians have played with the concert band in the 31 years of its ministry.
For more information see website www.rcfband.org

George Strombeck at 815/226-0558 or 815/222-7856, strombeckg@mac.com


Concert in the Country Severson Dells celebrating 40 years of “linking people to nature.”

Severson Dells Nature Center 8786 Montague Road Rockford IL 61102
Severson Dells celebrating 40 years of “linking people to nature.”
Sunday, June 26
12:30 p.m. Taboo Blah Blah
2:30 p.m. Roadkill Ghost Choir
4:30 p.m. Webb Wilder and Beatnecks
Free show, but donations would be greatly appreciated.
You do need to call to register. 815-335-2915.
We have Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101, reserved if weather is inclement.
You will receive an email or phone call if location is changed.

Concerts are held outside in the Grove at Severson Dells Forest Preserve. Bring a chair, blanket, picnic dinner and your favorite beverage! Sit back and relax and listen to great tunes in a natural setting.


Severson Dells Nature Center 1-815-335-2915


A Day in the Dells with Carrie Newcomer

Severson Dells Nature Center 8786 Montague Road Rockford IL 61102
Concert held outside in the Grove at Severson Dells Forest Preserve. Bring a chair, blanket, picnic dinner and your favorite beverage! Sit back and relax and listen to the beautiful voice of Carrie Newcomer in a natural setting.
• Picnic will begin at 12:30 p.m. with preferred sitting for “Friends of Severson Dells.”
• Non-members may find their places at 1:00 p.m.
• Concert begins at 2:30 p.m.
• Free show, but donations would be appreciated.
• You do need to call to register. 815-335-2915.
We have Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101, reserved if weather is inclement.
You will receive an email or phone call if location is changed.

Carrie Newcomer is a Grammy winning songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. Named by Chicago’s WFMT as one of “the 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years,” she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. Boston’s WBEZ has also listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone, “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate” by The Austin Statesman, and “She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, and then say, ‘that is so true’ ” by The Dallas Morning News.


Severson Dells Nature Center 8786 Montague Road Rockford IL 61102. 1-815-335-2915


An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, will join the RSO for an unforgettable
evening under the stars of the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Known for her roles in Pushing Daisies, Glee,
The West Wing and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, she may be most remembered by Broadway lovers
everywhere for her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked

www.rockfordsymphony.com


I Hear a Symphony Motown’s Greatest Hits!™

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
You will want this show to go “All
Night Long” as you celebrate the
Billboard hits of Motown with the
Rockford Symphony Orchestra!
Featuring Broadway singing stars
Mandy Gonzalez, Joy Lynn Jacobs
and Destan Owens performing
great hits such as, “I Heard It Through
The Grapevine,” “ABC,” “My Girl,”
“Stop In The Name Of Love,”
“Respect” and so much more.

www.rockfordsymphony.com


Holiday Pops Concert

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Start off the holiday season with
Rockford’s largest holiday musical
celebration featuring traditional and
sacred music performed by the RSO
and the Mendelssohn Performing
Arts Center’s Mendelssohn Chorale

Saturday, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm:
Sunday; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


www.rockfordsymphony.com


A Night of Symphonic Rock

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
A night of classic rock like you’ve never
seen or heard! The show features a “hit
parade” of classic rock like “Kashmir,”
“Hotel California,” “More than a Feeling,”
“Barracuda,” “Cold as Ice,” “Dream On,” “All
of My Love” and more with a full rock band
and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.
The show features special guest John
Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas,
performing hits like “Dust in the Wind,”
“Carry on Wayward Son” and Mickey
Thomas from Starship performing hits from
Led Zeppelin, Heart, Foreigner and more.
This is one show you don’t want to miss!

www.rockfordsymphony.com


Strauss’ Last, Mahler’s First Classical Concert

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Nationally acclaimed soprano
Kathy Pyeatt, known for her
intelligent singing and “impeccable
voice,” returns to perform Strauss’
Four Last Songs

www.rockfordsymphony.com


Appalachian Spring Concert with Aaron Copland

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Multiple Grammy Award winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, innovative composer and recording artist

www.rockfordsymphony.com


Brahms & Schumann Classical Concert

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Internationally renowned
violinist Ilya Kaler joins his
award-winning son Daniel on
stage for a Brahms duet

www.rockfordsymphony.com


Great Choruses and Overtures from Opera

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Thrill to the majestic overtures and
chorus numbers from the great
operas — featuring the
Mendelssohn Performing Arts
Center’s Mendelssohn Chorale

rockfordsymphony.com
8159650049



Beethoven Classical Concert

Coronado Performing Arts Center , Rockford , IL
Beethoven concert featuring Awadagin Pratt, piano,
acclaimed for his musical insight and
intensely involving performances

rockfordsymphony.com
(815) 965-0049