The world-renowned singers from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform on Saturday, March 21, at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $30; $25 for senior citizens and free for children and students with ID.

“The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music/Sacred Dance for World Healing” will delight audiences with an extraordinary performance in the Dorothy Menker Theater inside the college’s Fine and Performing Arts Center that will feature elaborate costumes, traditional instruments and classic multiphonic chanting wherein the monks simultaneously intone three notes of a chord.

Featured instruments will include 10-foot dung-chen horns, drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpets, an Indian traditional woodwind instrument used in Tibetan monasteries during chanting and prayer. Adding to the splendor will be rich brocade costumes and masked dances, such as the Dance of the Sacred Snow Lion.

The monks also will create a sand mandala, an elaborate process that serves as a focus of ritual, in the Moraine Valley Library, Building L, from March 18 to 21, during normal Library hours. Of all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. The monks painstakingly lay millions of grains of sand into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala, or circle. To date, the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and The Crane Group.

For more information or tickets, contact the Box Office at (708) 974-5500.