On October 1 each year since 1975, people around the world have celebrated International Music Day, with the goal of using music to unite people and cultures. Here in Wheaton, you can celebrate with performances by local choirs and singing groups from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Memorial Park Bandshell, presented by Wheaton’s Fine and Cultural Arts Commission.
This event at Memorial Park, 225 Karlskoga Ave., is free to attend. Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot directly across the street from the park.
Performances will include Sounds Good Choir, The Wheaton Park District’s Silvertones, and Acappellago.
Finally, Wheaton's Fine & Cultural Arts Commission encourages the community to help close out the day by joining in a community-wide sing along of “It’s a Small World” at 6 p.m. Sing on your porch, in your yard, on the sidewalk or anywhere you’re comfortable!
About the Performers
Sounds Good Choir is the Chicago area’s largest choral-music organization for older adults (55 and up), serving more than 300 singers weekly in eight ensembles in the city and suburbs. The Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Sounds Good Choir is led by Daniel Segner and is accompanied by pianist Richard Sladek.
The Silvertones are a senior program of the Wheaton Park District under the leadership of Anne Walton. The Silvertones can often be found performing at local retirement communities as well as during their annual spring and holiday concerts. From Broadway hits to holiday classics, they sing it all!
Acappellago, founded in 2002, is an a capella chamber choir performing in the western suburbs of Chicago. Their performances have included Chicago Composer’s Forum’s first John Cage’s “Musicircus” and singing the Star-Spangled Banner for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bandits, Chicago Fire, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Steel, Kane County Cougars, and Schaumburg Boomers.