IWU Relief Concert for Hurricane Katrina Victims

September 28, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will hold a special relief concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).  The event is free and open to the public; donations for the relief effort through IWU’s Habitat for Humani ty are encouraged.

The concert is titled “New Orleans: the Birthplace of Gospel and Jazz,” and features the IWU Jazz Group Dixieland, directed by Tom Streeter, professor of brass instruments and theory, and featuring Carren Moham, associate professor of voice, with Basin Street Blues.  Also featured on the program will be the Mount Pisgah Adult Choir with Illinois State University Professor of Music and ragtime piano player David Feurzeig, as well as The Heartland Jazz Orchestra directed by retired University of Illinois Professor Tom Trimble and featuring lead singer Patsy Stone.

For additional information, contact IWU Professor of Music Linda J. Farquharson at (309) 556-3025.

Contact: Leslie Boelter, (309) 556-3181