Barb Sorensen

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Benefit Concert for Christ In The Wilderness

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:30 PM

Barb Sorensen performs a video-release-celebration-fundraiser concert for Christ In The Wilderness Retreat

in Stockton, IL on

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:30 PM.

Please join us for great music, refreshments, and fun.

Bring your friends, families and business associates to Christ In The Wilderness Retreat for a 2:30 PM concert under the canopy of trees amist the birds, the deer and warm sunshine.

*It's not quite woodstoock, but please bring your chairs or a blanket, good walking shoes, and favorite smelling bug spray. We'll supply the campfire, s'mores, lemonade, music and atmosphere.

Christ In The Wilderness Retreat is located at 7500 South Randecker Road, in Stockton, IL. It's about 140 miles west of Chicago, and out in the farming countryside. Part of the journey is on a gravel road so drive slowly and carefully. Plenty of parking on the grounds, and we have an ATV for those who prefer not to walk. Please let us know in advance if you need a ride from your parking spot. (224-578-9052)

*Tickets will be available at the gate. Though we prefer if you purchase them in advance on line

*Note: The funds from every ticket sold go to Christ In The Wilderness Retreat

If you would like to support the production of the video and concert please read our page at this link.

If you would like to make a donation directly to Christ in The Wilderness Retreat, and bypass the ticket buying, please contact them directly at this link

If you would like to become an advertising sponsor for the concert, or the video created from the concert footage for further marketing after the event, please contact us at Click here

If you would just like to be nice person and help us pay the bills while we work on these projects, Please send us a check, cash, or money order! The address is Emerald City Music Productions, Inc. P.O. Box 126, Palatine, IL 60078. Thank you!

See you there!



Fun Questions!

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.

Count Downs

Days till the Community Christmas Concert Series begins (Dec 1- Dec 25, 2017)


Days till the Christmas Concert at the Catlow (Dec. 23rd)


Year's of Touring
CDs released
Happy Music Fans

Feedback & Quotes

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

Jeff Videographer

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

5 stars - Sensuous and Romantic Acoustic Pop/Rock Fun!

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".

Current Charitable Projects

  • CITW - Crowdfunding Campaign Completed
  • The campaign to create a promotional video and fundraiser concert for the non-profit Christ In The Wilderness Silent Retreat in Stockton, IL is completed. Thank you to the wonderful donors and ticket buyers. If you would still like to make a donation please visit the ongoing campaign at this link
  • Fundraiser to preserve the silence
  • $10,000

    Thank you
  • Sunshine of the Spirit - Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign
  • 12 Free Community Concerts
  • Illinois
  • Kickstarter Project
  • January 2018 - December 2018
  • $100,000

    12 concerts currently in Preview
  • Piuraagvik Recreation Center
  • Barrow/Utqiagvik, Alaska
  • Because It gets cold up there!
  • And Dark
  • $15,000,000

    Click to watch the video by Barb (currently in preview)

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