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Chicago a cappella presents virtual concert as part of Fine Arts Series


The innovative musical group Chicago a cappella will kick off the Illinois College Fine Arts Series for 2021 with a free virtual performance of “The History of Rock and Soul,” on Friday, Jan. 29.

The highly-acclaimed vocal ensemble promises a program filled with energy and incorporating jazz, gospel, country, folk, blue, rockabilly and more. 

Chicago a capella last visited the College in 2008 and is scheduled to return next year for a new in-person performance as part of the Fine Arts Series. This is the third virtual concert of the Fine Arts Series’ 41st season with a theme of “The Show Must Go On!”

The public is invited to watch the live virtual concert for no charge by visiting the IC website at where a concert link will be posted a few days before the event. A full schedule of the Fine Arts Series season is available at

While there is no charge for the virtual concerts, donations to cover artist fees and support the program are welcome and can be made by contacting Jennifer Phebus ’07 at 217.245.3192.

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, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. 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.

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