Celebration Chorale Presents Free Patriotic Concerts

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The Celebration Chorale will present its annual patriotic cantata, “The Patriot Song.” This production will once again be performed in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building on Northern Illinois University’s campus. Performances will be Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 p.m. No tickets are needed for these concerts and all are invited to attend. Ample seating is available, and the building is accessible.

The Chorale will be joined on Friday night only by Sailor Jerri. Sailor Jerri is a Navy Veteran from central Minnesota. Jerri started playing guitar and singing for the long-term care at the VA, and in veteran support groups. In April of 2017 she wrote and posted “Hallelujah Veterans Version” on the internet. In just a year it was viewed over 125 million times and downloaded in 22 countries. That was the beginning of her music career!

The Chorale is thrilled to continue what has become a DeKalb tradition, as they celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. This musical combines religious favorites and patriotic standards that celebrate America. The audience will once again be invited to join the Chorale in “Salute to the Armed Forces” as veterans and current service people stand to be recognized as their service hymn is sung.

No admission will be charged, but a free-will offering will be received to defray costs of the production. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening concerts and 2:30 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. For more information, please contact the DeKalb United Methodist Church office at (815) 756-6301 or friend us on Facebook at The Celebration Chorale.

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