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Wilson College Announces 19th Annual Performing Arts Series

Posted: August 19, 2011

Aug. 19, 2011
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – From jazz and Shakespeare to a mandolin orchestra and the exciting, new “Classical Crossover” music genre, the Wilson College Performing Arts Series will bring a variety of exciting, professional entertainment to the Chambersburg area for the 19th consecutive year.

For more information about tickets for any of the performances , or to be placed on the mailing list for brochures, call 717-262-2003 or email Order tickets online at by clicking on News and Events, Conferences and Events and then Performing Arts Series.

Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall

Il Voce

Il Voce puts a fresh face on the global phenomenon called “Popera” or Classical Crossover.” Their amazing sound is created by the combination of four magical voices - soprano Tiffany Desrosiers, tenor Marc Devigne, coloratura soprano Melody Mercredi and baritone DJ Calhoun. Il Voce (The Voices) brings passion and virtuosity to the group’s unique interpretations of romantic, classical, pop and opera favorites".

Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew performed by the National Players

The original “Battle of the Sexes” is back, with a Wild West flare. Cowboy boots, whips and lassos add punch to this classic play, in which sparring lovers Kate and Petruchio duke it out on the western frontier. The verbal duel never stops as the National Players presents one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra

The classical mandolin is enjoying a renaissance and the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra is one of the best performance groups in the country. The concert will feature mandolins, as well as exotic, vintage mandolas, mandocellos, mandobasses and classical guitars.

Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall

J.D. Walter and the Steve Rudolph Trio

J.D. Walter, one of the most innovative and inspiring vocal musicians on the scene today, joins the Steve Rudolph Trio for an electrifying experience in improvised music. Rudolph has had an inspiring career as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator, and with the addition of Walter, this performance is sure to be an outstanding night of jazz at Wilson.

Special Performing Arts Series season ticket prices:

Seasonal subscription – $50 ($45 for seniors)

Patron subscription – $65

Sponsor subscription – $120

Regular ticket prices are:

General admission – $15

Senior citizens – $12

Children in grades K-12 – FREE

Full-time Wilson students – FREE

Non-Wilson students – $7.50


Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2010-11 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs was 796 and included students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

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Last Updated: August 22, 2011