Upcoming Stars in Our Skies concert to feature local artists

By Ryne Turke on August 2 at 11:02am

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The Jacksonville Center for the Arts will be presenting a special evening concert on August 9 at Illinois College’s Ramelkamp Chapel.

The performance, entitled The Stars in Our Skies, will feature a number of regionally and nationally recognized artists with connections to the Jacksonville and central Illinois area.

Featured artists include sopranos Karen Fergurson, Diane Dietz and Mathilda Edge, Ryan Kuster on the bass, Bill Lane on the French horn and Andrew Salyer on the pipe organ.

In addition to the event, Laura Roth will be performing several dance routines and Jenny Sauer will serve as the author.

Proceeds for the event will help fund the Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ efforts to establish a new, state of the art performance facility for local, regional and national artists living in or traveling to the area.

Tickets for the concert are $25 and can be purchased at County Market, the Jacksonville Theatre Guild and Our Town Books. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.