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The Big Sing @ The Egyptian Theatre
September 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DeKalb, IL – A live choral concert with a chance for the community to sing-a-long at various points, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon at the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre, September 19th at 3 p.m.
“The Big Sing” features local choral ensembles Cor Cantiamo, the Northern Illinois University Concert Choir and the concert choirs from DeKalb High School and Sycamore High School.
This event will celebrate the passion and artistry of choral ensembles in the DeKalb County area and welcome audiences back to live performances.
“We are all so excited to return to live concerts and share our music again with in-person audiences,” says Dr. Eric Johnson, Director of Choral Activities at NIU and President & Founding Artistic Director of Cor Cantiamo. “This will be a great opportunity for the community to come experience the power of live music and learn about all the wonderful choirs we have in our county.”
Each choir will perform a 12 to 15-minute solo concert and in between the choir performances, the audience will be asked to join in community sing-alongs led by different participating conductors.
Cor Cantiamo is a professional chamber choir whose creative programming and artistry weave contemporary music with choral masterworks to present concerts designed to inspire and engage audiences. This ensemble-in-residence at Northern Illinois University School of Music has achieved critical acclaim and recognition for their musicality, impassioned performances, and versatility.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children twelve and under. Tickets are on sale now online at www.egyptiantheatre.org or by calling 815-758-1215.
“The Big Sing” is sponsored by the City of DeKalb and the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Annual support provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna. For more information, visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.