Music at Moser Performing Arts Series

Welcome! The University of St. Francis Department of Music and Performing Arts is proud to offer exciting music and theater performances to the Joliet and Will County communities. We invite you to join us at any of our upcoming events.

All performances have open seating. Walk-ins are always welcome (tickets subject to availability), but reservations are highly encouraged.

  • To purchase your tickets online, click here. You will receive an emailed receipt. It is important to bring that receipt with you. Tickets purchased online will also be available the evening of the performance at will call if you have your emailed receipt.
  • To purchase your tickets by phone, call 815-740-3520. If prompted to leave a message, please leave your name, phone number and number of tickets and your order will be confirmed by the Department of Music & Performing Arts.
  • Finally, you may purchase tickets at the door of any event, but ticket availability cannot be guaranteed. Performances do sell out, so if you want to ensure your seat, please purchase your tickets in advance.
  • Note: reserved tickets not picked up 15 minutes before the start of the program may be released to walk-in guests.

For all other information during normal business hours, call 815-740-3395. You can also join our mailing list to receive the latest news about upcoming events. Finally, we invite you to visit the USF website to discover more about the university’s various ensembles or Department of Music & Performing Arts academic programs. Thanks for your interest in the University of St. Francis and Music at Moser!

 

Music at Moser Performing Arts Series for 2016-17

Performances are subject to change and reservations are strongly encouraged.

Admission (unless otherwise noted in the event listing):

  • $10 for adults 
  • $7 for senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-USF students
  • Always complimentary for students and staff with ID

 

Senior Recital – Claire Halbur, Soprano

Sunday, Oct. 2  at 3 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Faculty Recital – Jiafeng Yan, Classical Piano

The USF piano faculty member will perform classical works for piano by J. S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt.

Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Javier Calderon

The Madison-based guitarist will perform an evening of classical and Latin guitar music.

Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

Junior Recital Chloe Miller, Viola

Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Fall Play: “The Butler Did It”

A classical, comedic, who-dunnit thriller by Walter Marks and Peter Marks, directed by Ernest Ray.

Thursday, Nov. 10 – Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

Senior Recital – Kaleigh Jerkatis, Piano

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble featuring the USF Swingin’ Saints

USF’s vocal jazz ensemble, the Swingin’ Saints, under the direction of Jessie Pellowski, will perform a variety of pieces from the American vocal jazz repertoire.

Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. | San Damiano Hall (Motherhouse) | Tickets Required

 

Student Recital I

USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar and orchestral instruments.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Student Recital II

USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar and orchestral instruments.

Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

12th Annual Holiday Concert with the Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF

JSO presents “A Symphonic Voyage,” featuring Dvorak’s “New World Symphony,” Saint Saens’ “Suite Algerienne,” Zare’s “Lift-Off,” and Sylvestri’s Suite from “Polar Express.” JSO’s new director, Alexandra Dee, makes her conducting debut at this concert.

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

Christmas at the Motherhouse: 25 Years of Choral Music

Join the Schola Cantorum, the Concert Chorale and the Singing Saints as they join forces for USF’s 25th annual Christmas choral concert in St. Joseph’s Chapel. The choirs will perform a variety of carols and selections for the Christmas season. The Schola Cantorum is directed by Patrick Brannon and the Concert Chorale is directed by Willard Thomen.

Friday, Dec. 9 & Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. | St. Joseph Chapel (Motherhouse) | Tickets Required

 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

A world music event featuring lively Eastern European/Jewish folk music

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

Senior Recital – Chloe Miller, Viola

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble featuring the USF Singing Saints

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | San Damiano Hall (Motherhouse) | Tickets Required

 

Spring Musical: “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz

The Department of Music and Performing Arts presents the classic 1971 musical based on the book by John Michael Tebelak; directed by Ernest Ray.

Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

USF Concert Chorale’s Spring Concert

USF Concert Choral presents its annual spring choral concert.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

Spring Student Recital I

USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar and orchestral instruments.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

Spring Student Recital II

USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar and orchestral instruments.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Free Admission

 

JSO Concert in Celebration of Spring

Orchestral music featuring the JSO under the direction of Alexandra Dee

Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

 

Spring Concert featuring the Schola Cantorum and the Singing Saints

USF Schola Cantorum and Singing Saints join forces for their annual spring choral concert.

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required