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.

Purchase Tickets

  • 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. Walk-ins are welcome, but performances do often sell out. If you want to ensure you get a seat, please make reservations by purchasing 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!

Ticket Pricing

Prices are the same for all performances, unless noted otherwise in the event listing:

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


Schedule of Upcoming Performances

*Please note that performances are subject to change.*
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
A world music event featuring the Midwest’s premier klezmer band. Stomp your feet and dance in the aisles as this world-renowned band performs lively Eastern European/Jewish folk music that combines European melodies, jazz rhythms and Dixieland energy. The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band retains the soul of the Old World in its interpretation of klezmer while adding its own creativity, spirit and humor to create a performance that is expressive, entertaining and uplifting.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required
Vocal Jazz Ensemble featuring the USF Swinging 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, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. | San Damiano Hall (Motherhouse) | Tickets Required
Spring Musical: “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz
The Gospel according to St. Matthew is presented in a series of skits and songs, with Jesus and his disciples presented as loving clowns, in this musical featuring songs by Stephen Schwartz, based on the book by John-Michael Tebelak. This production is directed by Ernest Ray.

Thursday, March 30–Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required

USF Concert Chorale’s Spring Concert: “Ride On, King Jesus”
The USF Concert Chorale presents “Ride On, King Jesus,” a concert of African-American spirituals. Traditional and new arrangements will showcase the power, majesty, and emotional release of spirituals in what promises to make this an inspiring evening. The performance will include works by the following composers: Lela Anderson, Paul Cary, William Dawson, Rollo Dilworth, Moses Hogan, Joseph Jennings, Colin Lett, Paul Nicholson, and Gwyneth Walker. The Concert Chorale, consisting of singers from the surrounding communities, is directed by Willard Thomen.

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
Senior Recital – Chloe Miller, Viola 

Tuesday, April 18, 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
Joliet Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert: “Romeo and Juliet”
The Joliet Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Alexandra Dee, presents a concert showcasing music inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story, “Romeo and Juliet.” Selections will come from a variety of sources: the concert stage and the opera house as well as Broadway and Hollywood, representing a variety of music styles. This will include Pytor Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy-Overture; selections from Leonard Bernstein’s hit musical and film, “West Side Story;” “A Time for Us” from Nina Rota’s classic score to the 1968 film version of “Romeo and Juliet;” and a gorgeous interlude from Frederick Delius’s opera, “A Village Romeo and Juliet,” which combines the well-known tale with a Swiss short story set in the mid-19th century. Soprano soloist Emily Barnash will perform arias from operas by Charles Gounod and Vincenzo Bellini.

Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | Tickets Required
Spring Concert featuring the Schola Cantorum and the Singing Saints
The USF Schola Cantorum and the Singing Saints, under the direction of Patrick Brannon will conclude its 2016-17 season with a concert that will feature a selection of choral masterworks by John Dunstable, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Faure and others.  The choirs will also perform music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that was associated with workers and residents of the company town of Pullman on Chicago’s far south side. Part of a research project by Brannon, this portion of the concert will feature vocal rags, parlor songs, and work and labor songs that were associated with the great Pullman Strike of 1894. The concert will provide a musical journey to the 1880s, ’90s and early part of the 20th century.

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