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Englewood Neighborhood Choir to Hold Free Concert

By Wendell Hutson | November 7, 2013 6:35am
 The Englewood Neighborhood Choir will perform on Nov. 21.
The Englewood Neighborhood Choir will perform on Nov. 21.
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Chicago Children's Choir

ENGLEWOOD —The Chicago Children’s Choir will host its first Target Community Concert for the 2013-2014 season this month and feature the Englewood Neighborhood Choir.

The free concert will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.

Josephine Lee, president and artistic director for the Chicago Children's Choir, said she was eager to showcase the talent of the Englewood group.

“Englewood is a neighborhood with a rich musical tradition,” Lee said in a statement. “After recently launching our ninth Neighborhood Choir here, we are beyond thrilled to reveal what these talented children have to offer the Chicago community.”

In addition to the Englewood Neighborhood Choir, the evening will include performances from DiMension, Voice of Chicago and local in-school choirs.

The Englewood Neighborhood Choir is made up of 18 singers, ages 9-14, from various schools in Englewood. In May, the choir raised $100,000 at its Paint the Town Red concert to launch the fall program.

“The spirit is here, the drive is here, and these kids are tenacious about learning,” said Lonnie Norwood, conductor of the choir.

According to Erin Phipps, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Children's Choir, students from several Englewood schools have been invited to attend: Benjamin E. Mays Academy, Anna R. Langford Community Academy, Francis W. Parker Community Academy, John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence, Jesse Sherwood Elementary School, Wentworth Elementary School and Kershaw Elementary School.