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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Unity High School Auditorium

All Out A Cappella is the biggest a cappella event in downstate Illinois featuring vocal harmonies ranging from barbershop to contemporary a cappella. The concert is fun for all ages!

This year’s line-up includes:
No Comment A Cappella (U of I)
The Xtension Chords (U of I)
Illinois Rip Chords (U of I)
On the Brink of Normal (ISU)
Clef Hangers (ISU)
QB (Elmhurst College)
Surreal Sound (Unity HS)
Unity West 5th Grade Choir (early show only)

Performances at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm in Unity High School's Polly Anderson Auditorium in Tolono, IL.

Tickets can be ordered online at:
https://unitymusicboosters.seatyourself.biz

Advanced seating: $15/adults and $10/students
Tickets at the door (if available): $18/adults and $13/students
For information about accessible seating, please email alloutacappella@gmail.com.

Sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Thu, Apr 18, 2019 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved
Tickets: $39.50/$49.50/$59.50
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)

w/ special guest Jim Elkington

On-Sale Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2019 – 7pm

Jeff Tweedy has released, WARM, a solo album of all new material dBpm Records. WARM was produced and recorded entirely by Jeff at Chicago’s now legendary studio, The Loft (with help from some of his usual collaborators – Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick). WARM follows the acoustic retrospective release, Together at Last (2017), and Wilco’s 2016 album, Schmilco. The incredible liner notes for WARM were written by George Saunders and are available to read in full at the New Yorker. Jeff is currently on a solo tour of North America (tickets are available at wilcoworld.net).

His long-awaited memoir, LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., is out NOW. In LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK), Jeff writes candidly and compellingly about his past, his songs, and the people who have inspired him. It’s a portrait of an artist in his most reflective and creative state.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 (All day)
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Sun, Mar 10, 2019 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm)

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $29.50/$39.50/$49.50/$69.50
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $4 (online only)

On-Sale Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 – 10am

Mammoth Events and the Champaign Park District are proud to present THE CHOIR OF MAN at the Virginia Theatre on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., as part of their inaugural North American tour!

This worldwide smash and runaway hit of numerous music festivals will have stateside audiences on their feet! Tickets to THE CHOIR OF MAN go on sale to the public Friday, November 30, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., at the Virginia Theatre Box Office, online at thevirginia.org, or charge by phone at 217.356.9063.

Known across the globe as ‘the ultimate-feel good show’, THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk,Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a show you’ll ever attend!

One of the show’s producers, Nic Doodson states, ‘The guys have spent the last couple of years touring the UK and Australia and they are ready to bring this show to American audiences.

Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by ten, and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. The show celebrates music that has wide appeal including songs by Adele, Queen, Paul Simon, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. The cast features world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.

THE CHOIR OF MAN is the latest show from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind Soweto Gospel Choir, The Magnets, and the award-winning North by Northwest.

“A feast for the senses, Choir of Man will have you dancing down the aisle. Leave your worries in your coat and grab a pint!” – Broadway Baby

For more information, please visit www.choirofman.com. Follows the guys on Facebook (/thechoirofman), Twitter (@choirofman) and Instagram (@choirofman).

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 801 S. Fifth St., Champaign
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"Modern Music” is so last century. Literally. The modern era in music began over 100 years ago. Come hear what is happening in choral music today as AMASONG CHORUS, moving forward, presents “Sing About It” , a concert composed entirely in the 21st century. Drawing from the entire history of musical styles and unbound by any particular school of thought, these living composers create sounds as unique as they are.

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 10:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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Half an hour of carols and classic Christmas works for choir, organ, and strings. Followed by Traditional Midnight Mass at 11pm with champagne reception.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.
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Join us for a performance for the whole family right in the galleries featuring Rachel Barton Pine, concert violinist. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sponsored in part by the School of Music and Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.
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Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta, featuring Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello; Dorothy Martirano on violin; Sam Gingher on keyboard and accordion; and George Turner on guitar. 

All levels of ability are welcome. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive
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Enjoy tango dancing in the galleries with live music by Tangotta (Dorothy Martirano, violin; Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Sam Gingher, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar).

Sponsored in part by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts and School of Art + Design Visitors Committee

This event is free, donations accepted, and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, IL

Sudden Sound concerts feature leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

Renée Baker's Quadtych—Renée Baker (violin, viola), Karl E. H. Siegfried (bass), William Porter (cello), and Bruce Nelson (vibes, percussion)—expresses the polystylistic stylings of Picasso, the moody brooding of Rothko, the impatience of Pollock, and the sensuous passion of Anaïs Nin.

For this event, award-winning composer Renée Baker presents ICHOR BLACK for violin, cello, bass, and percussion, a comprovisation of composed structures, painted and graphic scores, and improvisation based on the opera THE BALDWIN CHRONICLES: NEGRO IDEOLOGIES.

This event is free, donations accepted, and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

This concert is presented as part of Improvisers Exchange, a 2018–2019 initiative of the Center for Advanced Study. Additional sponsorship in part by the Center for Advanced Study, School of Music, with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:30pm
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ICE CREAM AND INDEPENDENCE
Sun, July 1, 2018, 3pm

Tickets:
$19.50/$15.50/$12.50 Adult
$17.50/$14.00/$11.00 Senior (55 & over)
$9.00 Children (12 & under)
Ask about our special Family 4-Pack!
On-Sale Now

ICE CREAM AND INDEPENDENCE
Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band
Dr. Linda Moorhouse, Conductor
Yvonne Redman, Soprano
Hosted by Jim Turpin & Broadcast Live by NewsTalk 1400 AM – WDWS

Join your host Jim Turpin and WDWS Newstalk-1400 AM in celebrating Independence Day in style with the best in American music performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band, conducted by Linda Moorhouse and featuring Yvonne Redman, soprano.

We’ll be serving delicious frozen yogurt right outside the theatre at 1:30pm, prior to the concert. Music begins at 3pm inside the beautiful Virginia Theatre auditorium.

Special thanks to WDWS, The News-Gazette, the University of Illinois Bands program, and TCBY.

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