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About the Wheaton College Artist Series


Music has always been central to the Wheaton College community. The Wheaton College Artist Series began in 1950 with a celebrated performance by the Robert Shaw Chorale in Coray Alumni Gymnasium. Since then, the last seven decades have featured the world's best orchestras, choirs, string quartets, brass ensembles, dance companies, world music ensembles, and soloists to hundreds of thousands of appreciative concertgoers, including many of Wheaton College's undergraduate music majors who benefit from having these world-class artists here on campus.

The Artist Series regularly partners with local artists and ensembles, such as Camerata Chicago, Joffrey Academy Ballet, as well as faculty artists and student ensembles of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

Explore the History of the Artist Series

"The Artist Series has been an outstanding opportunity to enjoy World Class performances in an convenient and easily accessible location within the Wheaton community for many years. This concert was a sterling example of what this series offers to the community." -- Patron Comment

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Artist Series Staff

Artist Series Staff

Tony Payne, General Manager


The Wheaton Arts Series is a gift to local residents—one that invites them to enjoy the splendor of world-class performances at small town prices. — Deborah L. Venezia, Director, Arts DuPage