American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brings his raspy, soulful voice to Alvernia that has inspired audiences around the country. Gaines emerged in the 1990s with his unique and original voice, which made him a stand out among the sea of singer-songwriters. Presenting a mix of blues, folk and pop, he has built a rapport with his fans unlike any other in popular music today.
Gaines’ first single “Hero In Me” earned four stars from the Philadelphia Inquirer. His acoustic live version of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” reached #26 on the Hot 100 in 1986 and when re-recorded in 2001 it hit #22 on the U.S. Adult Top 40 chart. Touring with artists like Stevie Nicks, Paula Cole and Sting among many others, he continues to perform his soul-searching, gut-checking lyrics.
End Date: 11/13/2012 10:00 pm
Location: Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall
Price: General Public: $18/$20 Students: $15 Alvernia Students: $10 *$5 off Faculty/Staff, Seniors College, Alumni
Francis Hall Box Office
- History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
- Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
- Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
- Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
- Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
- Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
- Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
- Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.