DeKalb Festival Chorus plans May 9 concert

DeKalb Festival Chorus logoSingers in the DeKalb Festival Chorus will present its spring concert, “HOME,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

The concert, which takes place at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., will feature “Down in the Valley,” a folk opera created by German composer Kurt Weill and librettist Arnold Sundgaard.

Additional pieces will showcase the talents of local artists, including “Peace Flows into Me” by Jake Runestad (formerly of Rockford) as well as regional folk and roots works by Joan Perry, Kristen Kuster and Stephen Paulus.

The concert will be concluded with a good, old-fashioned American sing-along featuring timeless favorites and classic compositions that appeal to all ages.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $25 for families and $8 for students, and are available for purchase at the event or preceding the concert from choral members.

Steven Grives
Steven Grives

For more information, email info@dekalbfestivalchorus.org or zcooper@niu.edu.

Directed by Steve Grives, the 35-year-old chorus continues to grow in size while simultaneously fostering the evolution of talent and ability in its diverse community of members.

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates thanks to the generous donations by the public, the DFC also will participate Tuesday, May 5, in this year’s “Give Local DeKalb County” in conjunction with the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.

Donations will be amplified by proportional matching funds that currently total $20,000.

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