2014-2015 SRU Performing Arts Season


Guest artist Maura O’Connell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eypBHOHQuX4


World Champion Irish Step –Dancers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENf3Xj8bzbQ (world-champion 2012, Michael Holland)


Cherish the Ladies PBS special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCcJXYrNqz8





Chelsea Berry is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston’s North Shore.


Chelsea has begun to attract the attention of radio stations, magazines, and venues all over the Eastern U.S. Her music is rooted in folk and rock, and she has developed a strong following in the Northeast.


Along with her solo shows, Chelsea frequently supports artists such as Chris Isaak, Livingston Taylor, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Marshall Crenshaw, Vance Gilbert, and many others.


Chelsea and Liv performing together: http://bit.ly/1jIJ2DD

Chelsea’s website: http://www.chelseaberry.com/


"Life is Good" with Liv Taylor




2013-2014 SRU Performing Arts Season


The New Christy Minstrels

Friday September 6, 2013University Union,
Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30

This renowned American Folk group recorded more than 20 albums, including their Grammy Award winning debut album, and sold millions of records. Their hits are still popular today: "Green Green" "Saturday Night" "Today" "Denver" and their cover of "This Land Is Your Land." Randy Sparks who founded the New Christy Minstrels, still leads this amazing group in a concert not to be missed.Click here to hear a message from The New Christy Minstrels. http://www.thenewchristyminstrels.com/

"Simply Sinatra"

Starring Steve Lippia
and featuring SRU Jazz Ensemble

Friday, October 11, 2013

University Union MPR, 7:30 p.m.

Steve Lippia has been thrilling sold-out pops audiences across America. In this musical celebration, Steve interprets some of the most well-known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits. Be wowed by such timeless standards as "I've Got You Under my Skin," "The Lady is a Tramp," "My Way," "The Best is Yet to Come," and "Come Fly With Me." The award-winning and internationally Traveled SRU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush will back Steve for this evening of extraordinary music.




The Broadway Boys Holiday Show

Sunday, December 8, 2013

University Union MPR 4 p.m.

A collection of the hottest singers working on the New York stage, the Broadway Boys infuse elements of pop, funk, gospel, and rock into traditional holiday classics and show tunes to create a new and contemporary musical theater sound. Enjoy songs from The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Memphis, Spiderman, and many more as well as your holiday favorites.








Rocky Mountain High John Denver Tribute,
Starring Ted Vigil

Thursday, April 3, 2014

University Union, MPR, 7:30

(Café-style seating)

The legendary John Denver was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer. His music was a combination of romance ("Annie's Song"), folk ("Leavin' on a Jet Plane"), country ("Thank God I'm a Country Boy") and environmentalist ("Calypso"). Ted Vigil, a man who closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on John Denver's inspiring legacy. Ted is not an impersonator: rather he sings a tribute to this colossal musical icon, performing with long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg.






 The Jammin' Divas

Sunday, May 4, 2014

University Union, MPR, 4:00 pm

(Café-style seating)



The Jammin’ Divas perform stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia, Israel and the USA. Through beautiful three-part harmonies set against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends four continents’ history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influences and enriches another.




2012-2013 SRU Performing Arts Season

of Dixieland
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.

The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and
Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop,
gospel and country with authentic New Orleans sounds.
Bright, brassy and smooth, the DUKES bring a time-honored
authenticity to all of the hits of Dixie’s yesteryear.
With more than 38 years of tradition behind them, they
continue to break new ground with great sounds.

“The audience is really in love with you.”
–Keith Lockhart
Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra

Click Here for a music sample

Joe Negri and Friends in Concert
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.

Joe Negri is one of the most recognized names in Pittsburgh
music circles and is one of the finest jazz guitarists in the country.
He has performed with such diverse performers as Johnny
Mathis, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Eartha Kitt, Johnny
Costa, Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, John Williams, and Wynton,
Branford and Ellis Marsalis. Negri served as “musical director”
at WTAE-TV (the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh) for more than 20
years. He frequently appeared as “Handyman Negri” on PBS’s
“Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” Have fun partying with his jazz
trio and a special guest vocalist.


The Moscow Boys Choir
Christmas Around the World Tour
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.
The Moscow Boys Choir is a careful blending of heavenly soprano
voices with the rich resonance of bass, tenor and baritone sound
that brings a distinct Russian flavor to the choral experience.
Founded in 1957, this choral ensemble is among Russia’s most
prestigious all-boys choir. These highly talented youngsters have
voices of angels and the discipline to match their talents.



The Marvelous Wonderettes
Saturday, March 9, 2013
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958
Springfield High prom where we meet the Wonderettes,
four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline
skirts. In the second act they are whisked away to
their ten-year reunion. Your favorite 50’s and 60’s tunes
create a marvelous evening of nostalgia, energy and
fun, fun, fun. Your musical trip down memory lane
includes “Mr. Sandman,” “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,”
“It’s My Party,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Respect”
and plenty more old-time rock ‘n’ roll classics.


The Hunts
Sunday, April 28, 2013
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 4 p.m.
Step-dancing workshop for children, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Call for details.

The Hunts are an incredibly talented family of nine multiinstrumentalists
whose performances include a wide variety
of musical genres, including covers ranging from Celtic
to country to rock, and a diverse repertoire of original
compositions. Audience members are treated to champion
fiddling, world-ranked step dancing, dynamic percussion,
acoustic and electric guitars, soaring piano melodies and
beautiful vocal harmonies.


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