The Illinois Valley Youth Choir will be hosting a public concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at La Salle-Peru High School’s Matthiessen Auditorium.
Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors/K-12 students and free for pre-kindergarten and younger. The auditorium is handicapped accessible and masks are required. There will be a cookie reception following the performance.
The Illinois Valley Youth Choir was established in 1981 as an outlet for talented children in the Illinois Valley area. Weekly rehearsals emphasize the development of musicianship and vocal technique while performing a wide variety of high-quality musical literature. Children develop healthy vocal habits, confidence, self-discipline and a deeper understanding of music. The tuition-based choir is open to boys and girls third through eighth grade. Boys must have unchanged voices. Scholarships are available.
Current member are Luna Ashley, Mario Bernabei, Olivia Boyer, Maddy Boyer, Cora Dempsey, Remy Feehan, Kailey Harper, Quinn Holly, Adelea Huber, Alison Kiefel, Jayden Kissinger, Inocencia Madrigal-Rocha, Aviana Martin, Libby Mize, Anaiz Perez, Aliyah Peterson, Andi Peterson, Alayna Pinter, Lydia Pinter, Bethany Polega, Cora Roether, Reuben Roether, Lilith Setters, Julia Smith, Michaela Smith, Christina Wang and Margaret Wiegman. The choir is directed by Jenilyn Roether and accompanied by Matt Makeever.