Founded by Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney, a former broadcast
personality and friend of Neumann University, the Cultural Arts Forum hosts
six seminars each year and an annual fashion show to foster cultural programming
and to enrich the educational experiences at Neumann University and within
the larger community. Proceeds from these events benefit the Dr. Margaret
Mary Kearney Scholarship, which assists nontraditional students who are
pursuing a Neumann degree.
With the exception of the Luncheon and Fashion Show, all seminars are held at 1:30p.m. in the state-of-the-art Fred P. Meagher Theatre, located in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center. Admission for each seminar is $7.00 per person - FREE for Cultural Arts Forum members. Light refreshments will be served in the Life Center immediately following each seminar. For further information, please contact the Office of Cultural Programming at 610-558-5626.
Thursday, March 6 • 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live traditional Irish music of the Celtic Connections. Formed in 1997, this four-man band, includes Joe Mullin, Patrick Touey, Michael Hannelly and Tom Neuhauser. They have experienced recent success with festivals on the New Jersey coast, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Las Vegas. Very active in the Ancient order of Hiberians, the band has participated in Philadelphia’s St. Patrick's Day Parade for many years. The group has released three CD recordings: Celtic Connection (2002), New Horizon (2006), and Live from Finnigan’s Wake and Philadelphia (2012).
ADMISSION: General $8; FREE for Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann students with ID.
A Day of Spiritual Renewal
Monday, March 24 • 8:30 a.m.
As Easter approaches, come set aside a day for quiet communion and contemplation. This short retreat will be conducted in an atmosphere of silence to foster one’s personal prayer life. Held at The Franciscan Spiritual Center at Our Lady of Angels Convent, the day promises to be spiritually refreshing and a perfect way to come together with others in peace and harmony. The day includes presentations by Sister Clare D’Auria, reflection time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and lunch.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626 for details.
Entertainment by live soprano soloists
and piano selections
Sunday, April 6 • 2:00 p.m.
The Austin Room
Lia's Catering, 3729 Chichester Avenue
Upper Chichester, PA
Come enjoy tea in high style while being entertained with musical selections performed by a special soprano and pianist. Spend a relaxing afternoon with family
and friends while dining on scones, tasty sandwiches and delicious desserts. Don’t be afraid to wear your favorite hat!
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626.
Everything Old is New Again
Thursday, April 10 • 1:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, come see the energetic duo, bass-baritone Rand Shupp and pianist Don Kawash as they perform this American popular music program. The
audience will be entertained with the bittersweet musings of Scott Joplin’s solo piano rags to the witty and elegant songs of such American musical masters as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers.
ADMISSION: General $8; Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann University students with ID FREE.