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December - Community Christmas Concert Series -Northwest Suburbs of Metropolitan Chicago, IL 7:00PM - FREE ADMISSION
November 10 - Concert at Norwegian Heritage Festival - AUYA Ukranian Center, Palatine, IL 2:00PM - FREE ADMISSION
October 26 - Halloween Techno Zombie Geo Cache Hunt! #5 - Palatine, IL 9:00AM - 9:00PM
September 28 - Reinberg Rocks Concert - Camp Reinberg, Palatine, IL - FREE ADMISSION
September 14 - Elgin Fringe Festival Concert - Elgin Fringe Festival Downtown, Elgin, IL
September 12 - Elgin Fringe Festival Concert - Elgin Fringe Festival Downtown, Elgin, IL
August 4 - Tallman House Arts Festival Concert - Rock County Historical Society, Janesville, WI
August 3 - Barb Sorensen performs original pop/rock at the 63rd annual Cornfest at the Rolling Meadows Community Church
July 20 - "All Things Christmas" - Christmas in July!
May 18 - Promotional Lullaby Concert at The Mattress Firm Lake Zurich 440 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 7:00 - 7:30 pm Free 1/2 hour promotional concert for the Lullaby Series at Camp Reinberg this summer. Come and experience wonderful feel great mattresses to lie on and listen to the music!
April 26 - Walpurgisnacht! - Camp Reinberg, Palatine, IL 7:00 - 9:00 pm - $10.00 ADMISSION
April 7 - Berry Yo FREE concert - Arlington Heights, IL 2:00pm - FREE ADMISSION
December 15 - Community Christmas Concert Series - at St John's Church in Algonquin, IL 7:30 pm - FREE ADMISSION - Sponsored by and helping to make tickets free for the community: Advanced Auto and Truck Repair
November 11 - 26th Annual Norwegian Heritage Fest in Palatine, IL! Barb performs traditional Norwegian Folk songs sung in their native language and translated for the audience ahead of time. A great time with fun entertainment, food, and dancing! FREE ADMISSION
October 27 - Concert at the 5th annual Halloween Techno Zombie Geo Cache Hunt! in Palatine, IL.
October 3 and October 17 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm,Lullaby Concert in Palatine, IL USA
September 29 - noon - 9pm, Reinberg Rocks! concert for Party at the Preserves in Camp Rerinberg, Palatine, IL
September 5 and September 19 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Lullaby Concert in Palatine, IL USA
August 8 and August 22 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Lullaby Concert in Palatine, IL USA
August 4 - 5:00pm Concert at Cornfest 2018 in Rolling Meadows at the Comunity Church.
July 21 - 7:00pm - 12:00am, Christmas in July! in Palatine, IL USA
July 11 and July 25 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Lullaby Concert in Palatine, IL USA
June 6 and June 20 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Lullaby Concert in Palatine, IL USA
April 27 - 7:00pm -9:00pm, Walpurgisnacht! in Palatine, IL. USA - a fun spring celebration out of the medieval days in Europe. Join us for the witches dance and activities.
July 1st - Zombies in the Palatine Parade! Come join the fun as we hand out leaflets for the 3rd Annual Halloween Techno Zombie Geo cache Hunt! in Palatine. A)Sit in the audience and receive a leaflet from a scary zombie B)Join in the fun by dressing as a Zombie and helping us hand out the leaflets to the audience!Please email me in advance to let me know you are coming and I will email you the directions/instructions.
July 12th - MUSE Live! fundraiser at Photo's Hotdogsin Palatine! Want your name on the sign at the gala Grand Premiere of Muse LIVE! ? Dine at Photo's between 10:30 AM and 9:00 PM and tell the clerk you would like 25% or your purchase price to go towards MUSE Live! Then join us for a special thank you concert by Barb Sorensen at 7:00PM in the Photo's Hotdog's Dining Room. And remember... Photo's gives a free ice cream cone to every purchase!, Yum!
July 22nd - Christmas songs by Barb at the "All Things Christmas" - Christmas in July Celebration at Mireya's Dance Fit Studio (755 N Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL).
August 5th - Cornfest! Barb is playing at the 61st Annual Cornfest in Rolling Meadows on August 5th at 5:30PM. All you can eat corn!
August 26/27 - Barb performs Civil War Era Songs for the "Battle of Morseville" in Stockton, IL 11:00AM and 12:00PM. Come Friday night for the annual camp fire sing along and dance.
September 10th - Benefit Concert for Christ in the Wilderness Retreat in Stockton, IL. 2:30PM. This concert is outdoors in the beautiful woods and fields of the retreat. Bring some bug spray and a chair. We'll supply the refreshments and music. *Note - tickets can be purchased at this link. All ticket funds go to Christ In The Wilderness Retreat.
September 14th - MUSE Live! Grand Premiere! 7:00PM. Barb hosts this show every month featuring fresh original artists and their works. The gala grand premiere of the show takes place in the brand new state of the art theater Grand Cinema in the Grand Twin Lakes in Palatine, IL.. Doors open at 6:30pm with complimentary Hor d'oeuvres. Seating begins at 6:45, show starts at 7:00pm. Please come in business casual style for this gala premiere event. Limited seating to 100, please purchase tickets in advance. *NOTE - MUSE Live! is videotaped and submitted for airing on public access television for next year.
October 19th - MUSE Live! - October The show about arts, artists and the creative process.
October 28th - 3rd Annual Halloween Techno Zombie Geo Cache Hunt! in Palatine
November 12th - 25th Annual Norwegian Heritage Fest in Palatine, IL! Barb performs traditional Norwegian Folk songs sung in their native language and translated for the audience ahead of time. A great time with fun entertainment, food, and dancing!
November 16th - MUSE Live! - November The show about arts, artists and the creative process.
December 8th - #1 Community Christmas Concert Series - at St John's Church in ALgonquin, IL 7:00 pm - Sponsored by and helped to make tickets free for the community: A&A Autobody Repair, Palatine Chiropractor - Dr. Pyzik, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Allied Heating & Air Conditioning, Palatine Lawnmower & Snowblower Repair shop.
December 14th - MUSE Live! - December The show about arts, artists and the creative process.
December 23rd - Christmas at the Catlow! Barb performs a special concert before the annual viewing of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" at 10:00 AM. Traditional German, English and Norwegian Christmas songs sung in their native languages. Barb also brings her box of handheld percussive instruments for the audience to sing and play along with. Tickets: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 (11 and under)
*** Note: There is currently no content (books, CDs, DVDs, etc...) being sold or distributed as I overhaul and restructure my distribution system. Please check back at another date. Thank you for your patience. 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.
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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