Kaneland arts festival announces opening event

By on October 8, 2010

Kaneland—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival will bring the fine arts to the community for a 12th year. While the festival is set for April 2011, the Festival Performance Series will begin on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Tickets are on sale to see Cor Cantiamo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. Cor Cantiamo, a newly formed choral ensemble, was conceived and initiated by Dr. Eric A. Johnson, Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University. The ensemble is comprised of professional musicians in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area, brought together by a love of fine choral music. The group’s vision is to perform contemporary choral compositions of the highest quality and promote the continued creation and success of such compositions and the composers who write them. While the music for this concert may appeal more to middle school and older students, elementary students may enjoy seeing Mr. Brandon Fox, music teacher at Kaneland’s Blackberry Creek Elementary School, sing bass in the ensemble.

For information, call (630) 365-5100, ext. 180, e-mail maria.drippspaulson@kaneland.org, or visit www.kanelandartsfestival.org.