Children’s choir joins NIU singers on stage

By Sabreena Saleem

The Concert Choir and University Chorus are teaming up with a children’s choir for a concert Sunday.

The concert will feature a special guest performance and is at 3 p.m. in the Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The show will be streamed via webcast on the School of Music website,

“There will be a lot of music with spiritual overtones, like, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,’ but more traditional music like Mozart, too,” said senior anthropology major Rachel Slowik.

Although the Chamber Choir isn’t performing with the concert and university choirs this semester, the concert and university choirs will come together with the Community School of the Arts Children’s Choir for a song at the end of the performance.

“It’s awesome to work with the children’s choir,” said junior music major Trent Snyder. “It’s really nice to bring in some future performers. We usually have the Chamber Choir perform at our shows, but it is out of commission this year. It usually has about 24 members so it’s a lot smaller and they perform a lot of cool pieces.”

The Children’s Choir is conducted by Mary Doherty, coordinator of music education.

“One of the reasons we like to have the children perform with the NIU choir is that they get opportunities that wouldn’t normally get at school or church,” Doherty said. “I like to bring them together whenever I can.”