A new group is forming in West Chicago and anyone who loves to sing is invited to join. The West Chicago Community Chorus, under the direction of Jo Noonan, an experienced conductor both locally and internationally, has secured space at Gallery 200/STUDIO, located at 203 Turner Court in downtown West Chicago, for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Noonan has trained at DePaul and Northern Illinois University and she counts Ron Benner, Eric Johnson and Moses Hogan as her mentors in choral conducting. She has conducted at the St. Mary's Parish in West Chicago for six years. She has also conducted the Assisi Festival Singers in Rome and Assisi, Italy. Noonan has toured Italy with the St. Mary's adult choir and is planning to take the West Chicago Children's Choir, which she is also hoping to grow, to Italy over Christmas break to sing in Rome, Assisi, Florence and Venice. Joining them will be Assistant Director Linda Panozzo and Nancy Curran, who has served the group as costume designer and who has taught the children sign language.
The currently forming West Chicago Community Chorus plans to perform at community events such as Frosty Fest, Blooming Fest, Railroad Days and others, as well as provide music on a monthly basis at Delnor Community Hospital. Plus, it hopes to represent West Chicago in Taufkirchen, Germany, West Chicago's Sister City sometime in the future.
Those interested in joining either the adult chorus or children's choir, may attend a Wednesday rehearsal, or contact Jo Noonan at (630) 346-8117.
- Gallery 200
- 200 Main Street West Chicago, IL 60185
- Phone: (630) 293-9550
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