History

The Red Rose Children’s Choir of Lake County was founded by Sharon Augsburger and Jacquelyn Negus in the fall of 1997. The organization is now comprised of four choirs involving over 120 children ranging in age from 7 to 18 from many communities in northern Illinois.

WHAT OTHERS SAY…

“The Red Rose Children’s Choir is one of the leading children’s choirs of America. Having worked with this choir many times, I have found them to be very musical, engaging, moving and artistic. They sing with an unusual maturity of sound. Their energy and enthusiasm for music making is very contagious.”

–Dr. Henry H. Leck, Associate Professor of Choral Music, Director of Choral Activities, Butler University, Founder and Artistic Director of Indianapolis Children’s Choir

The Red Rose Children’s Choir is one of the most vibrant choral organizations in Illinois! There is a positive and uplifting energy with this group that is incredibly exciting. Sharon and Jacquelyn’s masterful teaching and impeccable musicianship make Red Rose an unmatchable educational experience for young singers, and more importantly….. young people! The sense of community and common purpose that Red Rose creates is truly inspiring. If you want your child to grow artistically through musical performance, join Red Rose!”

Dr. Ryan T. Nelson, Northwestern University

Communities that have been or that are being currently served include:
Antioch
Barrington
Buffalo Grove
Crystal Lake
Grayslake
Great Lakes
Green Oaks
Gurnee
Hainesville
Hawthorn Woods
Hoffman Estates
Inverness
Ingleside
Island Lake
Lake Bluff
Lake Forest
Lake Villa
Lake Zurich
Libertyville
Lincolnshire
Lindenhurst
Long Grove
Mundelein
Northbrook
Palatine
Riverwoods
Round Lake
Round Lake Beach
Round Lake Heights
Spring Grove
Tower Lakes
Vernon Hills
Wadsworth
Waukegan
Wauconda
Wheeling
Wildwood