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Monarch Landing Artists Series features The Village Vocal Chords

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On Sunday, Oct. 28, Monarch Landing's Artist Series will feature The Village Vocal Chords. This musical performance will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Millstone Restaurant at Monarch Landing, 2255 Monarch Drive in Naperville.

The Village Vocal Chords is a renowned organized women's barbershop chorus. The group has been performing for more than 50 years and has won 18 international championship competitions.

Monarch landing's six-show Artist Series is a resident-run program.

John Torri co-chairman of the Entertainment Committee and coordinator of the Artist Series said that the series was initiated by resident Marlin Reishus who travels to Florida each winter. "He works with a church there, and would come back every year raving about the entertainment he'd seen," said Judy Torri who works with her husband on the Entertainment Committee. "Eventually, he started talking to the talent in Florida to find out when they'd be in the Midwest. We decided we'd book them for our own shows."

The series provides the opportunity for Monarch Landing residents and the community, to see professional performances that they would otherwise need to travel into the city to see. "I enjoy having the professionals come here. These are people I'd typically have to get into the car and drive to see in downtown Chicago. Now I can just walk down the hall. That's very exciting," Judy Torri said. "On the other hand, I'm also probably seeing shows that I wouldn't otherwise get to see because I wouldn't bother to drive to their performances. I'm thrilled with the diversity of entertainers that we are able to offer the residents and the community as well. That's the fun part of it."

Each Artist Series performance is open to the public. Tickets are available for $15 and must be reserved in advance

Monarch Landing is located at 2255 Monarch Drive in Naperville. For ticket information call John or Judy Torri at 630-778-3798. For additional information about Monarch Landing visit www.

Monarch Landing is a maintenance-free retirement community on a scenic 80-acre campus in Naperville, Illinois - named "one of America's best places to live and retire" by Modern Maturity. Monarch Landing is owned by Senior Care Development and managed by Life Care Services. For additional information, visit