Annual Engelbach-Hart Music Festival

Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27 at Illinois College
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The sixth annual Engelbach-Hart Music Festival will return to Illinois College with two free concerts, open to the public, on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, each at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.   

On Thursday evening, the Faculty Collage Concert features various performances by IC music faculty. A variety of chamber pieces will showcase faculty talents in voice, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, flute, strings, organ and jazz sextet. 

Friday night’s concert, Carolbeth True and Friends, will feature the return of Jacksonville favorite Carolbeth True, an extraordinary jazz pianist from St. Louis, along with her quartet Two Times True. Kim Fuller, a popular and versatile St. Louis jazz vocalist, will also perform. 

The Engelbach-Hart Music Festival is part of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series and is generously sponsored with donations by the Engelbach and Hart families as a gift to the community in celebration of the rich heritage of local music. 

The late A.C. Hart, Illinois College Trustee Emeritus, and the late Charlotte Engelbach Hart graduated from Illinois College in 1925 and 1926, respectively. The College awarded both honorary degrees in recognition of their long-standing support of the music program. In 1979 the Hart Sesquicentennial Organ in Rammelkamp Chapel was dedicated in their honor. The baby grand piano housed in the choral rehearsal room at Barnes House was also named in their honor in 2003. 

Prospective Music Students - Join Us for a special event on October 26th!

Join us for the Engelbach-Hart Music Festival on Thursday, October 26 to hear the award-winning music faculty of Illinois College live in concert. The concert will feature vocalists, instrumentalists, classical and jazz performances, as well as original compositions. As a prospective music major we invite you and your family to tour campus, connect with music faculty and students over dinner, and enjoy the concert with VIP seating. You don't want to miss out!

Free concert featuring our award-winning music faculty!

5 p.m. - Campus tour departs from Tanner Hall
6 p.m. - Dinner with music faculty and students
7:30 p.m. - Recital begins in Rammelkamp Chapel - VIP seating

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Dr. Christian Secrist
Music Department Chair

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