Arts & Culture

Lecture Series Booklet

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Mission in Motion

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Mission-centered events

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Arts in Reading

  • Berks Arts Council
  • Goggleworks Center for the Arts
  • Miller Center For The Arts
  • Reading Public Museum
  • Reading Symphony Orchestra
  • Sovereign Performing Arts Center

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    For more than 50 years, Alvernia has been providing a dynamic environment for students and community members to experience arts and cultural events. Whether through student performances, visiting lecturers, featured faculty presentations or guest artists, the arts have been alive at Alvernia!

    In celebration of Black History Month, an ACOR Art Exhibit will be on display in Francis Hall Atrium for the month of February. A reception will be held February 13, from 4:30-6 p.m.

    2013-2014 Performing Arts Series


    Img: Jonathan CarneyThe Lomax Project
    Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
    Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

    Juno-Award winning banjo player Jayme Stone brings to stage a performance inspired by folklorist Alan Lomax. Repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-Amerian a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, weavers' work songs and ancient Appalachian ballads. For Tickets>>

    Past Performances:

    Img: Ball in the HouseBall in the House
    Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, 4 p.m.
    Francis Hall Amphitheater
    Free Outdoor Event (Reserved tickets required)

    Indie vocal band, Ball in the House, brilliantly blends a wide range of influences from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop and gospel with an a cappella sound that has amazed millions. 


    Img: The Core EnsembleThe Core Ensemble, "Los Valientes"
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 4 p.m.
    Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

    Alvernia University celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with acclaimed chamber music theater group The Core Ensemble performing "Los Valientes." For Tickets>>


    Img: Deanna ReubenDeanna Reuben '79
    Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, 7 p.m.
    Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

    International recording artist and Alvernia alumna, Deanna Reuben, performs a special holiday concert along with some of Philadelphia's finest jazz musicians. For Tickets>>


    Img: Jonathan CarneyJonathan Carney
    Sunday, January 19, 2014, 4 p.m.
    Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall

    Jonathan Carney takes the stage in a violin recital featuring favorite works by Brahms, Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 and more.  He is currently concertmaster for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. For Tickets>>

    Img: Lit FestThe Lit Fest is packed with many unique events including entertainment, award-winning authors, and workshops. All events are hosted by Alvernia University at the Reading campus and are free and open to the public.

    We invite everyone to participate in university events, theater performances and lectures hosted throughout the year. You can find a full list of Arts and Culture events in the Community Calendar to the right.

    Community Events

    Full Calendar

    Need Performing Arts Event Tickets?

    Call 610-796-8322 or click on event listing above to purchase online.

    St. John's Bibile

    The Saint John's Bible will be on display
    at Alvernia University for all of 2014.

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