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Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
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The Cultural Celebration Series is a joyful, continuing recognition of the diversity of cultures and types of music, dance, and storytelling available in our area. Our February performance will be by Acoustic Mayhem String Band, an Old Time dance band. Come join us! Admission is free.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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Calm contemplation in inspiring spaces: Emmanuel's next offering of 1662 Choral Evensong features composers who would have been known by the original crafters of both the first Book of Common Prayer and the first English Bibles - William Byrd and Thomas Tallis of the 16th-century Chapel Royal. The guest artists will be UIUC's ecco vocal ensemble, whose focus is the exploration of early vocal music, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Megill. For more information, visit
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/1662-choral-evensong.html

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
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Join in music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms.Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
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Join in music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms.Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 (All day)
Unity High School

The 11th annual All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, January 28 at Unity High School auditorium in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, Rip Chords, and Unseen from the University of Illinois; Clef Hangers and The Outlandish from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. Unseen and The Outlandish are both new groups that will be featured in this year’s show.

The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Doors open at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. concert and 7:30 for the 8 p.m. concert. The event is sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with all proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. Tickets may be purchased from Unity High School choral students and at the High School office, or ordered online at www.unitymusicboosters.org. Additional questions can be directed to 217-239-1914.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Come to this evening story time with stories, songs, and a craft!

For children ages 3-6 and their families.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
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Young audiences are invited to a lively introduction to Baroque music, accented with Baroque Violin and Viola da Gamba.

For children and their families.
Prairie Breezes concerts are on the first Saturday of most months and are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
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Join us for a fun music class with the folks of the Champaign School of Music and let's make music!

For children ages 1-5 with a caregiver.

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 10:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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Music of the season with choir, organ, and brass. Works of Praetorius, Rutter, Vierne, Willcocks and more, plus classic carols. Solemn Mass follows at 11:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Will Perform Holiday Concert December 8

Maestro Stephen Alltop will conduct the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (CUSO) in Holiday Glories, joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, The Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg at  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Glories | Stephen Alltop, Music Director & Conductor
Thursday, December 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
with
University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Andrew Megill, Director
Central Illinois Children’s Chorus
Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme| J. S. Bach
Gloria| Francis Poulenc
Andrew Megill, conducting
University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
A Chanukah Overture | Robert Wendel
The Twelve Gifts of Christmas | Jeff Tyzik
Central Illinois Children’s Chorus
Sleigh Ride | Leroy Anderson
Christmas Angels Sing-Along | arr. Naughtin
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah | G.F. Handel

In one of the most popular concerts of the year, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Stephen Alltop, will present Holiday Glories on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus to perform a mix of classical and popular holiday favorites for the whole family. Poulenc’s joyous Gloria will be performed, featuring Dutch soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, the Oratorio Society, and conductor Andrew Megill.  The concert program also includes Wendel’s  A Chanukah Overture, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, Sleigh Ride, a traditional carols sing-along, and a visit from Santa. Tickets are $40 for adults, $36 for seniors, and $5 for students of all ages. For tickets, call the Krannert Center Ticket Office at (217) 333-6280 or visit www.cusymphony.org.

“This concert offers a delightful array of holiday music for the whole family to enjoy,” remarked Maestro Alltop. “The Central Illinois Children’s Chorus and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society will add their voices to the glorious sound.  When the audience joins in for the Christmas Angels Sing-Along, it is a beautiful holiday tradition. Santa is sure to make an appearance as well.”

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is the professional orchestra in residence at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois. Celebrating its 57th season, upcoming concerts include Holiday Glories on December 8, British Bounty on January 28, 2017, Music of the Heartland on March 17, and Latin Sensations on April 29. The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. More information can be found at cusymphony.org.

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