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Fox Valley Festival Chorus News

Chorus Member Karen Fullett-Christensen appointed Poet Laureate



The co-founder of A-Town Poetics will now serve as the poetic voice of the state’s second largest city. Mayor Richard C. Irvin yesterday announced the appointment of Karen Fullett-Christensen as the first-ever Aurora Poet Laureate.

“When you look at Karen’s history and impact on our community, it is evident she has already been doing the work of a poet laureate for many years,” said Irvin.

As co-founder of A-Town Poetics, an Aurora-based group for writers and poets, and a member of Cultural Creatives, Fullett-Christensen has been a voice in promoting poetry at public events and in public spaces throughout Aurora.

Read full story in the Chicago Tribune.

Chorus Performs at the City of Aurora's "Winter Lights Festival"

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The City of Aurora Winter Lights Parade kicks off holiday season festivities. Leading the parade is the mayor of Aurora and the newly crowned Little Mr. and Little Miss Aurora. Santa and Mrs. Claus make a grand entrance, along with an array of costumed characters.

The Fox Valley Festival Chorus often appears in the Winter Lights Parade, performing songs of the holiday season.
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 Chorus Awarded Grant


The Fox Valley Festival Chorus was honored to be one of 15 area non-profits awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (CFFRV). Representatives of the Chorus attended a reception for the Fall 2018 CFFRV grant recipients on January 24, 2019. The Foundation grant will assist the Chorus achieve its mission of serving our community by enhancing the cultural life of our region.


The Fox Valley Festival Chorus gratefully acknowledges this grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

Chorus Awarded Grant
Chorus Awarded Grant

Chorus Donates Warm Items to the Dominican Literacy Center


The Fox Valley Festival Chorus in partnership with Rosary High School's Alumnae Association sponsored a drive to collect warm winter items for the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora. The Center's mission is to help women learn to read, write and speak English within an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity. Items collected included hats, gloves, scarves, slippers, socks, and blankets. While Rosary held a donation drive at home basketball games, the patrons and members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus brought donations to the Chorus' Christmas Concert held in the Rosary Auditorium on December 9, 2018. Several chorus members volunteer at the Dominican Literacy Center.

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