Kantorei

Kantorei

Rockford’s renowned boys choir Kantorei is opening its program to girls for the first time in its 53-year history. The choir announced Thursday that, starting this fall, it will convert its preparatory level group for beginners to a mixed choir of boys and girls.  Unchanged voices will also be mixed in the next-level Lyric choir. As their voices mature, singers would eventually advance to separate men’s and women’s performing choirs.

Classical WNIU invites families, seniors -- supporters of the arts, one and all -- to the annual presentation of "Christmas with Kantorei” - The Singing Boys of Rockford. Choose from one of two performances: a 3pm matinee scheduled for Sunday December 16th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rockford… and a 7:30pm evening performance on Friday, December 21st at First Lutheran Church in Rockford.

Mendelssohn

The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has purchased First Presbyterian Church in Rockford.  The building went on sale in January. The funds to buy and renovate the church were given to Mendelssohn by donors.  The center will use the building for new performance and rehearsal space.