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Hi, It's ready!!!! I'm so happy! The Advent Calendar for this year is up and running! check it out at This link
The Community Christmas Concert series concert #1 at St. John's Church in Algonguin on Friday December 8th at 7pm is going to be a beautiful event! Beautiful music, handbells, traditional German, English and Norwegian Christmas songs, stories, tidbits of history and handheld percussives for the audiences to sing and play along with. Some of the local radio stations are announcing the event already. If you're coming to this concert, please allow yourself time for parking. There is a parking lot at the church, and it looks like it could get busy
*Special thank you to the local businesses who support this event to help bring it for free to the audience at Christmas time:
The first Community Christmas Concert of the 2017 season takes place on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7pm in the St. John's Lutheran Church in Algonguin, IL. Enjoy an intimate festive celebration of traditional German, English and Norwegian Christmas songs sung in their native languages in a beautiful candle lit atmosphere. Tickets are free as usual for the concerts in this series. Parking is available in the church lot. Doors open at 6:30pm. For more information click here
My show MUSE Live! is being rebroadcast on Harper College Radio Statoin today at 9pm and again tomorrow 9am WHCM 88.3 FM in the Palatine, IL area ( northwest suburbs of mertropolitan Chicago). If you'd like to listen on line to it, click here: WHCM online. Thank you to the wonderful sponsor who helped make it possible - A&A Autobody Repair Shop in Palatine, Dr. Pyzik Palatine Chiropractor, Bill's Grove Florist, Mariano's Grocery store in Palatine. To learn more about teh show click here:MUSE Live! . The next episode for MUSE Live! is on October 19th. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Peace, Barb
Oh how I love this autumn weather! Yes I am still riding my bike all over town and getting lots of great exercise. I am currently working on bookings for the upcoming annual Community Christmas Concert Series here in the midwest. I am also working on a new song for the Christmas at the Catlow concert on December 23rd. And of course, am polishing up my Norwegian for the 25th anniversary of the Sons of Norway 25th Skjold lodge in Palatine. That concert takes place on Sunday Nov. 12th and I perform around 1pm. Also, the new MUSE Live! show for October is in production and we are going to have one heck of a fun show! You can find more information and purchase tickets at this link: MUSE Live! . The next episode for MUSE Live! is on October 19th. Click here for the Norwegian Heritage Fest in November. I wish for you all to have a lovely day, and I hope to see you soon at a concert! Peace, Barb
What is the furthest you have toured?: Furthest west is Alaska and Hawaii, furthest east is Berlin Germany, furthest north is Barrow Alaska, furthest south is Dallas Texas
How do you do what you do?: Balancing work, pleasure, play, fun, creativity, practice, networking
How many songs have you written?: I have written a few hundred. Not all have been recorded.
Do you have any pets?: I have two acquariums with snails, and one terrarium I am preparing for neon tetras
Did you have to go to school to be a musicians?: The kind of musician I am, included a college degree in Chemistry. For myself, I learned that it wasn't just about a higher more challenging use of my brain via education, but about learning to travel amidst many types of circles. A musicians meets all kinds of interesting and fascinating characters on the road.
Days till the Community Christmas Concert Series begins (Dec 1- Dec 25, 2017)
Days till the Christmas Concert at the Catlow (Dec. 23rd)
Susan Galvez Fan
"If you have not heard Barb singing a lullaby in German or yodeling for a king, give your ears and mind a treat and see Barb in concert" ....... those are some of my favorites songs!"...Susan Galvez. Palatine, Illinois
Barb’s engaging songs draw people in. Her audience often joins her in joy filled sing-alongs. Barb is also an excellent story teller, she tells amazing facts about her songs in a highly entertaining ways. Barb Sorensen has a vast range and sings in German and English She sings early American and German Folk Songs along with modern Pop Rock and Kids Lullaby’s. Barb’s informal friendly approachable joyous style is perfect for family gatherings in a park, Historical Re-enactments, and all sizes [sic] concert settings. Heinz Thiel
Kim Parent of Barb's Music class student
She Looks Up To You. Thank you so much for keeping us informed of your career. Gretchen almost cried when she heard your "Snowflake" song! Honest!! She just looks up to you and always has. Kim, United States - 15 January 2006
Joyce & Tony Fans
"My husband and I have been to several of Barb's concerts. We are very impressed with her songwriting abilities and her enthusiasm for performing. Barb loves singing and playing her guitar, and it shows!" - Joyce and Tony T., Downers Grove, Illinois
Keith Fort / Director Screamfest B96 Chicago Entertainment Producer
"Barb is very creative, extremely hardworking, willing to go far above and beyond the norm. Her transformation as an actress was stunning and a wonder to behold. She was always one of the first to offer her time and talents to help promote the show, and I endorse her heartily. Thanks, Barb! and Keep rockin'!"
Neal Reynolds Fan//Author
It's well past midnight as I write this and I can't stop listening to acoustic pop/rock singer/songwriter Barb Kronau-Sorensen's CD "Walk That Mile"! It has that rare quality where the songs are both immediately pleasing to the ear and catchy, yet don't wear out their welcome upon repeated hearings. In fact, upon each listen the songs become even more aesthetically pleasing, while one develops a deeper appreciation of the melodies, instrumentation, and extra layers and levels of meaning to the lyrics. I can't decide if my favorite song is "The Sound of Your Soul" or "Because I Am" -- I like the overall sensuous, Caribbean feel and emotion of "Soul" the best, yet I can't resist the unexpected melodic variations and vocal stylings of the last two and a half lines of each verse of the rockin' "Because I am". "Because I Am" vividly conveys the singer's delight at her formerly stick-in-tne-mud lover's unexpected romantic revival -- which has happily turned her into his fool as well. "The Sound of Your Soul" combines the musical styles of lite jazz and Jamaican music to set a warm, loving mood... a wash of sound that magically conveys the depth of the love the singer feels for her love, as she basks in the glow and feels ever closer to, almost one with, his soul. The CD opens with the infectiously catchy instrumentation of the pop rock song "Walk That Mile", wherein the singer tells of the lesson she has learned, that she has to follow her own path, not those others would choose for her. A familiar lesson perhaps, but one seldom conveyed with as much feel, strength, and good 'ol fashioned rock 'n roll fun than it is here. In fact, from the moment the song begins it is clear that this entire CD is a fully professional quality work of art, from the highly skilled playing and singing to the crisp high fidelity recording with absolutely no background noise -- an impeccable job all the way around. The fourth song on the CD, the catchy dance club style "Possessive Obsession", breaks somewhat with Sorensen's acoustic tradition by using techno-pop studio tricks and electronics -- to good effect. And it's interesting to hear a story of a woman being possessed by love for a change, as we have a tendency to think of obsessive love as a purely male phenomenon. Also unexpected for an independent label is how fully professional the packaging and graphic design of the CD is, with the inclusion of lyrics and several lovely and festive photographs of the singer, whose beautiful voice is matched only by her visual beauty. Anyone who has had the good fortune to have seen one of this very intelligent singer/songwriter's beautiful, energetic (and downright fun!) concerts knows that she has an incredible wealth of original material -- so my only complaint is that only a few them have been recorded so far. Let us hope she gets another CD released soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for a wonderful musical pickup during the winter doldrums (or any time), something that is both romantic, fun, and insightful, I can't recommend a better CD than Barb Sorensen's "Walk That Mile".
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