The Red Rose Children’s Choir of Lake County, Illinois is a nonprofit organization serving families in Lake County and northern Cook County. The choir is dedicated to meeting the needs of musically inclined children. This auditioned, tuition based choir serves students with differing religious, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Through the pursuit of excellence and common sense of purpose, singers find a sense of self-esteem and belonging as they share their gifts with the community. The choir educates and inspires students to appreciate fine choral music, encouraging young singers to strive to communicate expressively through artistic performance.
The choir was founded in 1997 by Artistic Directors Sharon Augsburger and Jacquelyn Ault Negus. Since then, the Red Rose Children’s Choir has developed into a choral organization that has presented highly acclaimed performances in the greater Chicago area and around the world. In addition to performance opportunities supporting various Chicagoland charities, the choir has performed for corporate, sports, school, and church events. The Red Rose Children’s Choir has been showcased at choral festivals in England, Hawaii, Italy, China, Austria and the Czech Republic. In their performances, the choir seeks to provide various opportunities for singers to experience singing with different instrumentation. The Red Rose Children’s Choir continues to be supportive of local contemporary composers and the development of new music for treble choirs through the commissioning of new pieces.
Red Rose Children's Choir