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Performances

September 2022

A Swingin’ Affair with Jeremy Kahn and the Chicago All-Stars

Kick off St. Charles Jazz Weekend with a performance by four of Chicago’s brightest jazz stars – pianist Jeremy Kahn, saxophonist/clarinetist Eric Schneider, bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer George Fludas. Friday, September 9, at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles.

Comedy Confidential with Laurie Milbourn

Share some laughs – and a behind-the-scenes look at the comedy club circuit and some of your favorite TV shows – when St. Charles’ own Laurie Milbourn brings “Comedy Confidential” to our Wednesdays @ One event series.

October 2022

Jeorge Holmes and Marisa Buchheit: A Night of Song

Enjoy the artistry and passion of Chicagoland’s favorite vocal duo as they present an evening of songs from a variety of genres.

The Essential Edgar Allan Poe with Bill Pack

The Essential Edgar Allen Poe is, quite simply, the essential things you need to know about influential author Edgar Allan Poe. Author William Pack creates a concise and honest portrait of one of the most important and tragic figures in literature. 

November 2022

Baker’s Dozen Holiday Festival Video Recording Session – Join Our ‘Studio Audience’ – Free Event

A Baker’s Dozen Holiday Festival returns for a third season in December. Join us for a video recording session at the Baker Community Festival as we capture performances by four outstanding performers and ensembles.

Fox Valley Concert Band: Shake, Rattle and Roll

The Fox Valley Concert Band opens its 2022-23 season at the Norris Cultural Arts Center on November 6.

St. Charles Singers: A Little More Mozart

Members of the St. Charles Singers perform sacred and secular works of Mozart.

Charles Dickens: A Tale with a Twist, with Terry Lynch

Terry Lynch entertained and educated our audience last December with his portrayal of St. Nicholas. His Charles Dickens program will get you into the Christmas Spirit.

December 2022

Fox Valley Concert Band: Home for the Holidays

Fox Valley Concert Band presents its annual Home for the Holidays performance.

Shout Section Big Band with Brett Dean

Saturday Night Lights welcomes back the Shout Section Big Band directed by Brett Dean for a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee, including Holiday Season songs performed by both of these legendary singers.

January 2023

Debra Ann Miller as Agatha Christie: A Body of Evidence

The Norris Cultural Arts Center resumes its “Music…and More…in the Gallery” event series by presenting Debra Ann Miller in a portrayal of legendary detective novelist, Agatha Christie.

February 2023

NIU Steelband performing

NIU Steelband at The Norris: Celebrating 50 Years

The legendary NIU Steelband – directed by steelpan super star Liam Teague –  performs in concert February 10, 2023, at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary.

Ransom Creek

Enjoy the acoustic sounds of Bluegrass, folk, and American roots music in the intimate space of the Norris Gallery as performed by Ransom Creek. 

March 2023

Secrets of the St. Charles Indian Mounds, with Brian and Joyce Ostberg

On March 1 at the Baker Community Center, Brian and Joyce Ostberg examine the secrets hidden in the St. Charles Indian mounds

The Ragged Rascals Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday Night Lights celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by welcoming back our favorite Irish pub band, The Ragged Rascals.

Rachmaninoff at 150: Redekopp & Edwards with Sarah Holman

“Music…and More…in the Gallery” welcomes the piano duo Redekopp & Edwards, joined by mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman, for an afternoon of solo and four-hand piano works and vocal solos by Sergei Rachmaninoff in observance of his 150th birthday anniversary.

April 2023

St. Charles in the Roaring ’20s

Journey back a century in time for a revealing look at how people found fun and recreation in St. Charles during the Roaring ’20s.

Celebrate Norris’ 45th Anniversary with Jim Peterik’s “Guitar Madness”

Grammy Award-winner Jim Peterik, who wrote rock classics including “Eye of the Tiger” and “Vehicle,” combines songs and stories in a performance celebrating The Norris’ 45th Anniversary.

Between Two Comets: The Life of Mark Twain, with Terry Lynch

Nationally known actor Terry Lynch portrays Mark Twain, America’s most famous and enduring novelist of the 19th century.

May 2023

The Creation of Oklahoma! with Charles Troy

Theater historian Charles Troy presents “The Creation of Oklahoma!”, May 3 at the Baker Community Center.

Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra Presents “Big Band Beatles”

If you enjoy the Big Band sound, and you’re a Beatles fan (who doesn’t like The Beatles?), you don’t want to miss the Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra’s “Big Band Beatles” concert

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