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Come to the Choir and Orchestra Concert, Wednesday, Oct. 23

The Niles North Music Department presents a FREE choir and orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 in the Auditorium at 9800 Lawler, Skokie.

Clark Chaffee directs the orchestras. The Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “An English Folksong” by Terry McQuilkin, based on “Dives and Lazarus,” a lovely, lilting way to open the program, as well as “Little Symphony” by Carold Nunez. The Symphonic Orchestra will play “Incantations” by Richard Meyer and “Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance” by Percy Fletcher. The combined orchestras will close with “Samba, Samba,” a piece written by Chaffee that was inspired by the joyous rhythms, melodies and harmonic progressions of Caribbean steel drum music.

Daniel Gregerman directs the choirs. The Choraliers and Concert Choir will sing “Ain’t Judgin’ No Man” by Greg Gilpin. The Chamber Choir will perform “Stay Awake” from “Mary Poppins,” arranged by Jay Arnold and “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home,” arranged by Greg Gilpin. Chorale will sing “The Water Is Wide,” arranged by Darmon Meader, “Afternoon on a Hill,” by Eric Barnum, “Prayer,” by Rene Clausen and “Praise to The Lord,” arranged by F. Melius Christiansen. The choirs will combine to perform “Sabbath Prayer” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” arranged by John Leavitt.


NNFAPP will be hosting the bake sale during the concert to benefit both the orchestra and choir students. All items will be $1.00.