Lewis University to host Noté Karacel benefit concert

Lewis University to host Noté Karacel benefit concert

Published: October 12, 2011.

Noté Karacel will have a benefit concert at Lewis University to benefit Alenga, Uganda. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on October 27 in Sancta Alberta Chapel located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Ticket cost is $5 for students, $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

The ensemble consists of professional musicians who come together to offer their gifts on behalf of Noté Karacel, a non-profit organization. The musicians are: Judy Schindler (piano), Elliot Wimbush (vocals and drum), Dan Murphy (keyboard and vocals) and Dr. Christie Billups (12-string guitar and vocals) who is also Assistant Professor of Theology and Coordinator of Service Learning at Lewis University.

Noté Karacel, which means “Unite Together,” is a non-profit organization that provides support to the community of Alenga located in northern Uganda. Noté Karacel provides funding and direct support that helps improve and enhance education, water security, healthcare, and food security.

The concert will also include a special appearance from Harmonic Uprising. Founded by Lewis University student Brian Schmidt, Harmonic Uprising is a co-ed ensemble comprised of students from various backgrounds and majors with at least one thing in common: a love for singing.

This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

To purchase tickets or make a contribution, go to www.notekaracel.org. For more information, call Dr. Christie Billups at (815) 836-5829.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.



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