STREATOR — Anyone interested in music is invited to free performances or to join adult and youth choruses on stage for practice and performance this week in Streator at the Poco a Poco Summer Fest.

Today, 6:30-7 p.m. – Vermillion Valley Show Chorus Concert at Streator’s Park Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Vermillion St. Free. Donations welcome.

Today, 7:10-8:30 p.m. – Community Choir Rehearsal, Calling all choralists, opera enthusiasts, pop stars, and shower singers: come join the 2019 Poco a Poco Community Choir! This summer, the group will singing Abbie Betinis’s “Be Like the Bird,” the “Gloria” movement from Schubert’s “Mass No. 2 in G Major,” “Tribute to the Armed Forces,” Elizabeth Alexander’s “When there is Light in the Soul,” Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” and the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.”

Streator native Dr. Shelbie Wahl-Fouts will conduct. All levels and expertise are welcome, and vocal tracks will be available online for individual study as needed. Rehearsals will 7:10-8:30 p.m. today and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, with a concert at Saturday also at Park Presbyterian Church. For more information, email pocoapocoarts@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 11, 7–8:15 p.m. faculty concert. This summer’s Poco a Poco Music Fest, which offers vocal training to local high school students in a week-long seminar, is led by faculty members from all across the United States. The faculty concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park Presbyterian Church in Streator. Works include a group rendition of Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Walzer,” the Illinois premiere of Dr. Steven Weimar’s “Missa Brevis,” selections from “South Pacific” and more. Admission is free.

Thursday, 7-8:40 p.m., student showcase, 7 p.m. Thursday, Park Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, June 15, 3-4 p.m., Community Concert, Park Presbyterian Church in Streator and selections come fro Schubert, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, plus there will be a tribute to the Armed Forces, Streator native Wahl-Fouts will conduct.

Admission is free.

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