The Egyptian Theatre and Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital hosted a private concert at the Cancer Center in DeKalb on Saturday, February 10 to over 80 attendees. GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio held a public concert at the Egyptian Theatre Saturday night but took time during the day to perform at this special event for patients of the Cancer Center along with their friends and family.
GENTRI is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop.” GENTRI’s self-titled, debut album released in 2015 spent 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on two different Billboard charts.
GENTRI has performed with world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, and legendary rock band Journey at the Stadium of Fire, the nation’s largest Fourth of July firework celebration.
“We were very happy to partner with the Egyptian Theatre for this event,” said Kim Aldis, Director of Oncology Services at the Cancer Center. “This was a great example of two community organizations coming together to benefit the community. Their performance was wonderful. It helped raise the spirits of our patients and their care givers.”
“At Northwestern Medicine, we have a strong belief in the power of the arts in the healing process for many patients,” stated Jay Anderson, president, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital. “We are grateful to GENTRI and the Egyptian Theatre for providing this wonderful experience here at the NM Cancer Center.”
Egyptian Theatre Executive Director Alex Nerad also expressed his gratitude for this collaboration. “This was a great example of how we can fulfill our mission outside the doors of the theatre,” Nerad said. “As a nonprofit, we are always looking for ways in which we can give back to the community and this relationship with Northwestern Medicine has allowed us to do just that.”
Northwestern Medicine provides world class care near where their patients live and work in DeKalb County. The local Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center has an existing relationship with the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated center that earned a number one ranking in Illinois and the Chicago Metro Region. An emerging relationship with the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute brings cardiovascular services ranked sixth in the nation to our local patients. For more information about Northwestern Medicine, visit nm.org.
The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Annual support provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna. For more information visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.