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Five SIX! Marvelous Concerts!

Friday, September 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm


the Chicago Five
1st United Methodist Church, Valpo
Traditional Jazz band (Dixieland)


This is Chicago jazz, straight from the archives.  Andy Schumm and his handpicked jazz virtuosos will play the music that shaped American jazz.  This is decidedly one of the best groups we could find that plays real "Dixieland, Chicago Style".

the Chicago Five Jazz Band 

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, at 3:00 pm


Lee & Bognar
1st United Methodist Church, Valpo
duo pianists, classical style

Nicole Lee and Joseph Bognar will return to the Bosendorfer for a requested performance of a mostly classical program of piano.  This will be one of the finest of serious piano programs we have offered -- two very talented, professional music educators from Valparaiso University will take on the exquisite Bosendorfer, inarguably the finest instrument in the world.

Lee & Bognar, pianists 

Friday,  November 17th, 2017 at 7:00 pm


the Great Lake Sound

IVY Tech auditorium, Valpo campus
Sweet Adelines


This is an outstanding chorus.  The Women of Barbershop Harmony!  Listen to the acapella blended sounds of voices ring through the auditorium and halls of IVY Tech.  This is a show that will rival our acclaimed showcase singers and is destined to be a repeat for future seasons.

Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Ball State University Singers
IVY Tech auditorium, Valpo campus
university showchoir

Our FOURTH presentation!
Indiana's own Ball State University Singers -- their full show newly arranged for 2018, new and different, astounding and memorable! A Show Choir, college style! This was highly popular last year and we were urged to have them return, so we booked them right away. Do not miss this spectacular event. This is a perfect show for the boys and girls in high school music programs.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm, just for you...

VU Jazz Ensemble
VU Harre Union Ballroom
Swing and Dance

Sold out last year, people demanded a repeat!
An evening of big band hits with a big band orchestra with room to dance!  This was a hit with everyone -- and -- yes, people got up and danced and jitterbugged and waltzed and did the mergingue.
This is a bonus concert to celebrate our 75th year of concerts and music for the good people of the Valparaiso community.

VU Jazz Ensemble


Friday, April 20th, 2018, at 7:00 pm

Jon Weber
1st United Methodist Church, Valpo
big tall guy, plays piano

One of our most popular performers -- Jon Weber, the current host for Marian McPartland jazz piano series on PBS, will return to play popular pieces upon your request or his whims.  He will tell you the history behind each piece he plays and will perform it in the various styles of past entertainers.  Jon is a wealth of interesting information and a considerably talented pianist.
You don't want to miss this one!


Jon Weber, pianist extraordinaire

...and what about Reciprocity?  ( free with your membership )
There is still reciprocity left in the 2016-2017 season.  Next season's concerts will be advertised when the sister associations are complete.