music

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, corner of Fifth and John, Champaign
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Eclectic vocal music for women's voices from around the world, performed by Patty Cuyler, Emily Miller, Suzannah Park & Mollie Stone.

Plus, choral singing workshop for women and girls ages 12 and up at 5:30-7pm. Workshop fee is $10 ($5 students). Register or ask question at: midwynterworkshop@gmail.com

Concert tickets may be purchased at the door. $15 (10$ students). Discount fees are available for those who attend both the workshop and the concert: $20 combines regular fee ($10 combined student fee)

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Springer Cultural Center
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BACH’S LUNCH CONCERTS

All Ages

Performers of all styles and types play at this venue. We have an amazing line up this fall with immensely talented artists providing you with a wide variety of music. Bring your lunch or purchase a box lunch through us from Farren’s Pub & Eatery. Sit back, relax & enjoy the music. If you are interested in a lunch, please place your order by noon on the Wednesday prior to a performance at 398-2376. The menu is available at Springer Cultural Center or online at champaignparkdistrict.com.

MARCH 13

Big Bluestem

Bluegrass Cajin and Blues. Featuring Kathleen Everingham, Jose Agusti Rebecca Grosser, Drew Phillips, and Todd Kinney.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Springer Cultural Center
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BACH’S LUNCH CONCERTS: The Firestones Electronic Acoustic Folk Rock
February 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BACH’S LUNCH CONCERTS

All Ages

Performers of all styles and types play at this venue. We have an amazing line up this fall with immensely talented artists providing you with a wide variety of music. Bring your lunch or purchase a box lunch through us from Farren’s Pub & Eatery. Sit back, relax & enjoy the music. If you are interested in a lunch, please place your order by noon on the Wednesday prior to a performance at 398-2376. The menu is available at Springer Cultural Center or online at champaignparkdistrict.com.

Day Time Location

F 12-1p Springer Cultural Center

FEBRUARY 13

The Firestones Electronic Acoustic Folk Rock

Enjoy an intriguing set of Klezmer music in the spirit of early Eastern Europes’ village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences, as well as other surprises. The band features Frances Harris (fiddle), Amanda Ramey (fiddle), Sam Gingher (accordion), Dave Garcia (doubek), Michael Meadows (bass), & Michael Shapiro (guitar).

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
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This celebration of song will include music from the 1940's, 50's and 60's including 'Yesterday','Moon River', 'Hey, Good Lookin' and 'Singin' in the Rain'.
The CHORALE, under the direction of Founding Director Julie Beyler, proudly welcomes award winning barbershop quartet After Hours as guest performers.
Ring out the old year with a rousing sing-along with Michael Hammer at the Wurlitzer!
Proceeds help support The Chorale's Young Artist Scholarship program.
For more information, visit http://www.thechorale.org/
Tickets: $22 - $24
Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only) For more informatin feel free to call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit our website at http://www.thevirginia.org. Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
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The Beach Boys, one of America's greatest rock bands, return to central Illinois for one night only, Monday, December 15th, at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 31st, at the Virginia Theatre Box Office (open 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Monday through Friday), by phone at 217-356-9063, or here www.thevirginia.org. Limit of ten (10) tickets per patron on the first day of sales.

Originally formed in the LA suburb of Hawthorne by brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine, The Beach Boys captured the charts in the 1960s with thirty-six Top 40 songs about the timeless pleasures of surfing, cars and romance. The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, have sold over 100 million records around the world, and are listed at Number 12 in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Artists of All Time.

Their hit singles include "I Get Around", "Fun Fun Fun", "Surfin' USA", "Be True To Your School", "Little Surfer Girl", "Sloop John B", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Don't Worry Baby", "Wendy", "Help Me Rhonda", "Good Vibrations", "Barbara Ann", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "God Only Knows", "Caroline, No" and "Sail On Sailor".
Tickets:
$59.50 - $99.50
Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only)

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
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Each year, a band of brothers fills the silent nights of December with harmony, music and fun. This delightful holiday concert event features TOFB performing many of your seasonal favorites...with some surprise guest appearances. Proceeds benefit Developmental Services Center's 'Tree of Hope' Campaign.

For more information, visit http://www.dsc-illinois.org/events_fundraisers/treeofhope/treeofhope.html

Tickets: $10 - $25 (VIP)
Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only) For more information feel free to call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit our website at http://www.thevirginia.org. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
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Straight No Chaser (SNC) have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. The HAPPY HOUR TOUR comes on the heels of the release of ‘Under The Influence’, their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more! Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act!

Tickets available at the box office, charge by phone at 217.356.9063, or online at thevirginia.org.

More info at: www.sncmusic.com

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Corner of State & Universiry, Champaign

A holiday concert exploring the movement from doubt to faith, restlessness to peace, and Advent to Christmas, featuring music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams and texts of Shakespeare, St. Anselm, and George Herbert. Emmanuel Choir and soloists; Filippo Ciabatti, Conductor; Michael Fisher, Organist. December 12, 7:30 PM. Admission free; an offering will be taken. Free parking in the church lot off Park St.
http://emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org
217-352-9827

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Armory Free Theatre, 505 East Armory Drive in Room 160

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students of nationally renown artist Deke Weaver are pleased to present Funny, Messy, Sad, an evening of performance art. Comprised of performances developed throughout the semester, Funny, Messy, Sad will have a limited run of two shows at the Armory Free Theatre on December 5th: one at 7pm and the other at midnight. Each show will run 90 minutes.

Funny, Messy, Sad takes audience members on a ride through musical theatre, church, foodie mysticism, workout routines, performative sculpture, and more. You can expect fireworks inside, full frontal nudity, misinformation, dances with seven veils, secrets and lies, and a guest appearance by Edward Snowden. Also, choreographed hamster dancing, live popcorn popping, wish fulfillment, and the meaning of life illuminated.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

Artwork by Phil Strang, Cindy Sampson and Mary Ann Torri. Some is Big and some is Bigger and we are going to have a Blast sharing it with you. Paintings, posters, cards, sculptures and 2015 calendars (by Phil). And so much more. Some of these are HUGE!
Opening on Nov 21 (6-11PM) with music by Cody and the Gateway Drugs (record release party)
Phil's Birthday party on Nov 22 (6-11PM) with music by John Mcmahon and Micheal Felty.
Art-Food-Drinks-and Cool People...what more could you want.

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