December 16, 2008

Association members can enjoy dinner, concert

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Members of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association are invited to enjoy dinner and discounted tickets to the Vienna Boys’ Choir, one of the oldest boys' choirs existing in the world, March 20 at Shryock Auditorium on the SIUC campus. The world’s most beloved choir has been thrilling audiences, young and old, for more than 500 years and now southern Illinois can take pleasure in the experience.

The event is part of the member appreciation activities coordinated by the SIU Alumni Association and the Jackson County Alumni Chapter.

Guests will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Main Restaurant of the SIUC Student Center. The menu will include stuffed chicken breast, fruit and mixed greens salad, glazed carrots with dill, dinner rolls, tea, coffee, and cheesecake topped with strawberries. A vegetarian entrée is available. The performance follows at 7:30 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium.

Cost for the dinner and performance is $43 per person. Dinner-only tickets are $17 per person; performance-only tickets can be purchased for $26. Members must order tickets by Feb. 19. Dinner reservations will be accepted until March 13.

Graduates, alumni, students and friends of SIUC are eligible to join the SIU Alumni Association. Annual membership is $40; life membership is $500 with installment plans available. Students can join for $15.

For more information on becoming an Association member, purchase event tickets, or make dinner reservations, call the SIU Alumni Association at (618) 453-2408.