lunch will be served at 1pm
Location: Ballroom, The Carleton Hotel Street: 1110 Pleasant St Town: Oak Park, IL 60302
Organized By:The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago
This will be our 164th celebration!
We will enjoy a delicious three course meal with your choice of petite grilled steak or lemon roasted chicken.
Adults – $30, Children (6-12) – $15
Vegetarian option also available upon request (made at time of reservation). Children will be served chicken fingers and fries.
Please make your reservations before February 19th.
Robert and Katherine Evans, will be our guests performers along with their daughter, Sarah Evans Mayo, who will accompany them on the keyboard.
Robert Evans is an accomplished clarinetist who studied with Robert Marcellus, Clark Brody, Jerome Stowell and Fred Ormand during his studies at Northwestern University where he earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Music. Following a long career in public school teaching in Flossmoor and LaSalle, Illinois, he turned to teaching at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines where he is currently Jazz Band Director and Applied Woodwind Instructor. He has performed as Principal Clarinet in the Northshore Concert Band, the Medalist Concert Band and the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra. Both he and Kathy currently perform with the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Des Plaines Community Band and also as the Evans Clarinet Duo.
Katherine Evans also received her Bachelor’s degree in Music at Northwestern University and subsequently a Master’s in Applied Clarinet and Woodwind from Michigan State University. She has taught music in public schools in Illinois and Minnesota during a career in music education that has spanned more than forty five years. She has also taught private students in clarinet and woodwind for over twenty five years.
Sarah Evans Mayo followed her parents’ path into music. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet and Vocal Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Music Education and Clarinet performance from Northwestern University. Sarah has taught clarinet, piano and voice for almost twenty years and has been Band and Choral Director at Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth. She has performed in musical theater as well as directing many children’s theater productions in the Peoria area.
Sarah gives credit to her Nain, Dorothy Rees, for introducing her to Gymanfoedd Ganu throughout the Midwest. She and her parents have an abiding love for Wales and have attended many area Welsh events over the years.
We are thrilled to have them perform for us this year!
As usual, there will be wonderful raffle prizes to bid on including two bottles of wine from a California winery with connections to one of our Welsh families, a Welsh dragon hat and scarf and a selection of books for children.
There will be a cash bar in the dining room.
Lunch will be served at 1 pm.
Bring along family and friends for a fun and festive occasion.
Croeso! All are welcome.
Invitations have been sent out.
If you would like to have an invitation emailed to you please contact: