Illinois College -> Fine Arts Series features William J. Ross on February 22
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Fine Arts Series features William J. Ross on February 22


The Illinois College Fine Arts Series welcomes composer, conductor, performer, teacher and organist William J. Ross on Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.

“This is not just an organ recital, but an organ recital with several other performers. There will be works for organ, soprano and trumpet, and a work for organ and narrator, along with solo repertoire by Telemann, Buxtehude and Bach. Mr. Ross will also improvise on part of the program,” says Timothy Kramer, chair of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series.

Soprano Addie Gramelspacher, trumpeter John Hume, cellist Susan Phillips and narrator Ken Bradbury will join Ross on his program.

Ross has won prizes both for his compositions and his organ playing, and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Classical Music since 1981. His works have been published by several publishers. Ross has taught music composition, organ and music history at St. Mary’s University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is presently organist of Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas.

Individual concert tickets cost $15. The concert series offers free admission to students of all ages, regardless of where they attend school.
Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3069 or for complete ticket information. Greater detail about each performance is available at
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

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