Lillian Guenseth of Galesburg featured as soloist in Olivet's 101st Commencement Concert

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Lillian Guenseth of Galesburg to perform in Olivet's 101st Commencement Concert

BOURBONNAIS, IL (04/24/2014)(readMedia)-- Lillian Guenseth of Galesburg will perform as a featured soloist in Olivet Nazarene University's 101st Commencement Concert on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7 p.m., at Kresge Auditorium in Larsen Fine Arts Center on Olivet's campus.

Nearly 40 Olivet students auditioned to perform as soloists. For this year's concert, the Department of Music faculty selected Guenseth based on her musical skills and accomplishments. A soprano, she will perform Lehár's Meine lippen sie küssen so heiss (from Giuditta) and Mozart's Susanna or via sortite (from Le nozze di Figaro).

The concert includes a varied classical music program accompanied by the University Orchestra with Dr. Neal Woodruff conducting.

"This year's program displays a wide variety of styles and moods," Dr. Woodruff said. "Selections include some of the time-honored standards of Western art music, as well as pieces by composers within the past decade."

For more information, call 815-939-5110 or email

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three additional sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.


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Laura Warfel

Public Relations Specialist

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Ill.