The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center

Performances

September 2021

Alyssa Allgood Headlines St. Charles Jazz Weekend!

Jazz all-star vocalist Alyssa Allgood and her quartet highlight Jazz Weekend in St. Charles, September 10 at the Baker Community Center.

October 2021

The Essential Great Chicago Fire

On October 8, 1871, a fire began on the near south side of Chicago that would grow into a three-day conflagration remembered today as The Great Chicago Fire. On the great fire’s 150th anniversary, author William Pack presents a program based on his book, “The Essential Great Chicago Fire.” Join us for a look back at the tragic event that led to Chicago’s triumphant emergence as one of the world’s great cities.

Fareed Haque: My Secret Tango

Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque brings his unique talent to a program he calls My Secret Tango.

November 2021

“The Intricate Riddle of Life” – Debra Miller Portrays Mary Shelley

In her first Baker Community Center after several well-received historical portrayals at the Norris gallery, Debra Miller portrays Mary Shelley using the author’s correspondence and writings.

Mary Hunt Band

Mary Hunt and her quartet perform November 20 in a concert of jazz, blues and rock favorites at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

December 2021

The Legend of St. Nicholas, with Terrence Lynch

Start your December with an engaging and entertaining exploration of the man in the red suit, when popular performer Terrence Lynch takes on the history and mythology of a beloved Christmas tradition.

Fox Valley Concert Band – Annual Holiday Season Concert

The Fox Valley Concert Band returns to The Norris theater to perform its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. Free…

Maureen Christine, Michael Bazan & The 1st Choice Big Band – Songs of the Season

Start your Christmas week with an upbeat concert of seasonal favorites, when award-winning vocalist Maureen Christine, Michael Bazan and the 1st Choice Big Band present “Songs of the Season…with a Twist!”

February 2022

The Creation of West Side Story

Wednesdays @ One returns for the 2022 winter/spring season with a program on the iconic 1957 Broadway musical, West Side Story, presented by Charles Troy.

NIU Steelpan Studio – Mid-Winter Warmup

Warm up a mid-winter night with the sunny music of the NIU Steelpan Studio, an elite ensemble of the world-famous NIU Steelband, when they perform in concert February 19 at the Baker Community Center.

March 2022

Jeorge Holmes & Diva Montell: Before Broadway, There Was Operetta

Take an excursion with Jeorge Holmes and Diva Montell through one of the most important genres in our musical history in this Wednesdays @ One program, “Before Broadway, There Was Operetta,” March 2 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.

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