Niles North presents an exciting evening of music, along with original debuts, at the 21st annual Vocal Jazz Night, held Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at 9800 Lawler, Skokie. Niles North vocal groups Take One, Soundcheck and Harmonic Motion will perform. Tickets are $10 and may purchased at the door or by calling the Box Office at (847) 626-2122. There will not be a 10 a.m. performance on Thursday, May 17.
During the evening, audiences will hear the debut of the original composition “Rock ‘n Roll Kid,” written by Andy Mabis and Joe Fochs. Also being performed is a piece commissioned by Gary Fry called “Heaven is on My Side” by the Norwegian composer Ole Børud. There will be three pieces arranged by students: “Northern Downpour,” “Fix,” and “Because” by The Beatles. Other songs to be performed include “Lullaby of Birdland,” “When You Wish upon a Star” and “So Danco Samba,” which will be sung in Portuguese.
The Choral Director is Daniel Gregerman. Assistant Directors are Logan Farris, Kathryn Lachey and Barry Grossman.