Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Concerts/Entertainment'

Concerts

Free Family Celebration (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Erin’s Pavilion Southwind Park
4965 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62703
http://springfieldmoms.org/?post_type=ajde_events&p=75279?ri=0&

Celebrate Week of the Young Child (WOYC) with our 2nd annual Free Family Celebration! Enjoy children activities, face painting, connect with local resources, and much more! At noon, a meal for $1.00 from Hy-Vee will be provided.

 

At 1 PM there will be an exotic animal show, followed by a color run/walk at 3 PM.

 

For more information, please visit the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

Handbell Concert (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
316 S Church St
Princeton, IL 61356
815-872-2821

This concert will feature the Handbell choirs from St. Matthews Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church. Music will include a wide variety of pieces including folk songs, hymns and classical music. Enjoy a special treat with a performance by Kids Bells. The final number will be a mass ring with both choirs playing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

 

Admission is a can of food for the Bureau County Food Pantry. There will also be a free will offering.

 

Hope to see you there!  

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gospelfest Ministries Concert (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Delavan United Methodist Church
417 S. Locust Street
Delavan, IL 61734
309-244-8800
delavanumc@sbcglobal.net
http://www.delavanumc.org

Come out to hear Shawn Degenhart and the Gospelfest singers in concert, presented by Gospelfest Ministries. Enjoy inspirational southern gospel music and a hymn song. Refreshments will follow the concert in the church fellowship hall.

 

A free will love offering will also be taken. Hope to see you there! 

Collecting Lincoln (Wed. May 3, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

For almost 50 years, Daniel Weinberg, owner and operator of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. has been a collector and dealer of historical artifacts in the field of Lincoln and the Civil War. In this discussion, Mr. Weinberg will show images and tell the stories behind some of the treasures that have passed through his hands, in order to place meaning in the broader culture. He also will speak to the symbiotic roles of collectors, museums and libraries, museum-goers, and dealers.

 

This is a free event! Reserve your seat at the website listed above!

My Soul Among Lions - Free Concert (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church
401 S. Carol Ave.
Morton, IL 61550
309-573-7173
deolexrex@gmail.com

Come out to see My Soul Among Lions perform a free concert! An offering will be taken for the band.

 

Hope to see you there!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra- Fantastic Finale (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2777
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Celebrate the close of a brilliant season with Dvorak’s jubilant Carnival Overture, the ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez with the return of Grammy-Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Berlioz’s epic self-portrait of his passion for a beautiful woman in Symphonie Fantastique. A fantastic finale for everyone!

 

Guest conductor Andrew Sewell and guest artist Jason Vieux begin at 6:45 PM in the BCPA Ballroom.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the BCPA ticket office at the number listed above. Tickets range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are available as well.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts. 

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Fantastic Finale (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
One University Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6160
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Celebrate the close of a brilliant season with Dvorak’s jubilant Carnival Overture, the ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez with the return of Grammy-Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Berlioz’s epic self-portrait of his passion for a beautiful woman in Symphonie Fantastique. A fantastic finale for everyone!

 

Guest conductor Andrew Sewell and guest artist Jason Vieux begin at 6:30 PM in the BCPA Ballroom.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the BCPA ticket office at the number listed above. Tickets range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are available as well.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts. 

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Ave
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

"D" is for "Simply Divine" (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
2477 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217-691-0033

The Springfield Choral Society will be presenting a concert, "D" is for "Simply Divine." Represented will be master composers Maurice Durufle, Leo Delibes, Antonin Dvorak, Claude Debussy and Frederick Delius. Under the direction of music director and conductor Marion van der Loo, this beautiful music will feature a set of three songs by Dvorak written for men's voices, as well as wonderful settings of folk songs from the Czech Republic, France and England, and soaring sounds from all five composers.

 

This is a not-to-be-missed concert. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, or by calling the number above.

 

Hope to see you there!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 7, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Don Wharton in Concert (Wed. May 10, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Lutheran Church
107 E. Chatham Ave
Lexington, IL 61753
309-365-5000
stpaul@stpaul-lex.org
http://www.donwharton.com

Don Wharton is an accomplished song writer, author, humorist and plane crash survivor who has traveled to all 50 states and 3 foreign countries sharing his music, humor and testimony. His encouraging and uplifting style has inspired thousands of people to serve Jesus Christ.

 

There is no admission charge, and a free will offering will be taken for Don's ministry books. There will also be CD's available for purchase. Please come and get uplifted together!

CTI Music Ministries Concert (Fri. May 12, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Manchester Baptist Church
404 East Street
Manchester, IL 62663
(217) 371-9876

Join us for a night of worship with CTI Music Ministries as they share the love of Jesus Christ through music. We hope to see you there! 

Deeply Rooted (Fri. May 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rolling Acres Middle School
5617 North Merrimac Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
309-363-6951
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-enterprise-presents-deeply-rooted-loosely-tied-stage-play-tickets-33528404360?aff=es2

I.G.N.I.T.E. Enterprise invites you to "Deeply Rooted, loosely tied," a stage play. A portion of Peoria's Dynasty Dance Team will be featured. Tickets can be purchased using the website listed above, and they are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door.

 

Early arrival is recommended. For more information, please refer to the number and website listed above.

 

Hope to see you there!

African Children's Choir (Fri. May 12, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical Covenant Church
24 N. Main St
Princeton, IL 61356
815-875-2124
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

 
The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to help Africa's vulnerable children. Music for Life (the parent organization for The African Children's Choir) has educated over 50,000 children and has impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs. ?This program will feature well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.

 

A free will offering will be taken to support African Children Choir programs, as well as education, care and relief, and development programs.

 

Hope to see you there!

Mother Knows Best #3 (Sat. May 13, 2017 8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sauk Valley Community Church
498 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 61021
815-441-8424
lisaejanes@gmail.com

This event is a Mother's Day celebration and luncheon that is not your typical tea and finger sandwiches. Join us for a comedy and fiesta! This event is an inspirational, stress relieving and musical celebration!

 

We will have guest speakers Heidi Cleaveland, Pastor June Harmon, Lolly O'rorke, Kimberly Henry and Lisa Janes. Enjoy chips and salsa, chicken taco salad, beans and rice, dessert and drinks. The cost is $20.00 a person due by May 11th. Refer to the contact information above for more information, and/or to make a payment.

 

This event is all denominations, and men can come too! Hope to see you there!  

Free Mother's Day Weekend Concert (Sat. May 13, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Germantown Hills Baptist Church
304 Schmitt Lane
Germantown Hills, IL 61548
309-383-4373
mail@ghbaptist.org
http://www.ghbaptist.org

Bring Mom or Grandma to a free concert, “Faithful Is He” as a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend.

 

Hope to see you there! 

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 14, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dancing with the Orchestra (Fri. May 19, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-753-8000
svys.svco@gmail.com
http://www.svys.org

Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra invites you to its final performance of the season! Come out and witness this performance bring your imagination to life with Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals.”

 

Joined on stage by dancers from the Springfield Youth Performance Group, this piece is certain to take you and your family on a grand tour of the carnival! In addition to Saint-Saëns, the Civic Orchestra will be performing familiar dance favorites by Aaron Copland and Aram Khachaturian.

 

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the website listed above. Hope to see you there!