Veteran/Military Choral Tribute to be Held at UD Heritage Center

Jan 20, 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque Heritage Center will honor veterans and military personnel in February with a Cantus Vocal Ensemble performance and Quilts of Valor presentation on Friday, Feb. 17.

Cantus’ “No Greater Love Than This” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall. The nine-member men’s vocal ensemble is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend, as well as its engaging performances. Appearing in 30 cities, “No Greater Love Than This” addresses the bravery, honor, elation, loss, and longing common to soldiers in times of war and peace. Emotions shared between loved ones at home and abroad will also be explored in the performance. Thanks to support from Radio Dubuque and its affiliate stations, free admission is available to veterans, military personnel, and reserve components. However, a ticket is still required.

WHAT:           Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Cantus Vocal Ensemble

WHEN:           Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:        John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:      $24-$29 adult, $20-$24 UD alumni, $10 child/student

                        Note: Veterans, military personnel, and reserve components are eligible for free admission, though a ticket is still required. All seats reserved.

Prior to the concert, a special pre-show Quilts of Valor presentation and recognition ceremony will be held from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Center, Babka Theatre. Cyndy Billmeyer, Northeast Iowa QOV coordinator, will discuss the QOV mission to thank and honor service members and veterans by giving them a wartime quilt. UD-affiliated veterans and military personnel including Maurice Anderson, Michael Ansel, Darrell Eickelkamp, Jack Felderman, Robert Felderman, Richard E. Goebel, Nicholas R. Lucy, Carl L. Moyer, Dr. Julian G. Nemmers, Michael Phillips and Nickas J. Yiannias will receive quilts.

The quilts will be exhibited at the Bisignano Art Gallery beginning Monday, Feb. 6. Following the Quilts of Valor presentation, there will be a reception in the art gallery. The QOV presentation and reception are free and open to the public.

Tickets are on sale now for Cantus at the Farber Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at