Music Events

Fall 2014 Season

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August 25 (Monday): Faculty Gala, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Please join us for an evening of delightful music presented by the Shorter University music faculty.



Dr. Deborah Popham


September 8 (Monday): Faculty Recital
Deborah Popham, soprano & Rebekah Jordan-Miller, piano, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

This evening of song will include works by Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Reynaldo Hahn, and American composer Ben Moore.


Dr. Kristen Wunderlich, soprano


September 12 (Friday): Guest Recital
Kristen Wunderlich, soprano & Lynn Worcester, piano, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Dr. Wunderlich, associate professor of music and chair of the Vocal Division at Winthrop University, will perform Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber and a variety of pieces by Bizet, Puccini, Beethoven, and other composers.


Priscilla and Keith Jeffcoat at the piano


September 22 (Monday): Guest Recital
Piano Duo Priscilla and Keith Jefcoat, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

These dynamic and exciting duo-pianists have prepared a program that is sure to please. Both musicians teach at Brenau University and are active with many state music organizations.


Dr. Jerico Vasquez


September 29 (Monday): Faculty Recital
Jerico Vasquez, piano, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Dr. Vasquez will be performing works by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, and the Sonata No. 4 in F sharp Major, Op. 30 by Alexander Scriabin.



Gloriosa Trio


October 2 (Thursday): Guest Recital with Gloriosa Trio, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Three chamber musicians with a passion for collaboration look to the beauty of nature to inspire them. The Gloriosa or “Flame Lily” is a fitting symbol to describe their desire to share the music they love.



Scene from an opera / woman with two lambs


* October 17-19 (Friday-Sunday): Fall Opera
Opera Scenes, Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.; Callaway Theatre

Shorter Opera Theatre will present a fully produced collection of scenes from various operas, operettas, and musicals. This event will showcase some of the finest scenes from the stage, from the serious to the comical and everything in between.


Students at the NWGA Choral Festival* October 20 (Monday): NWGA Choral Festival, 6:30 p.m., Winthrop-King Centre

Shorter welcomes alumnus Richard McKee to the 19th annual Northwest Georgia Choral Festival.  Music from a variety of periods and cultures will be presented by the 4th-8th grade boy’s chorus under the direction of Mr. McKee.  Additionally, selections will be presented by the high school honor choir and Shorter Choral ensembles under the direction of Dr. Stefanie Cash. Get more information



Krassimira Jordan


October 23 (Thursday): Guest Recital, Krassimira Jordan, piano, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Jordan has performed with much acclaim as recitalist and orchestral soloist in major European cities.



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October 26 (Sunday): Senior Recital
Hannah Mitchell, soprano, & Courtney Cook, mezzo-soprano, 3:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel



Indra Thomas


October 27 (Monday): Faculty Recital
Indra Thomas, soprano, & Sandra Lutters, piano, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Please join us for an enchanting evening of music by Duparc, Gershwin and Strauss.



NWGA Choral Festival choirs performing concert


* November 1 (Saturday): Fall Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

The Choral Department will present Friendship and Faith, a program highlighting the beauty of friendship and a life defined by faith. The concert will feature the Shorter Chorale, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus.



Sheet musicNovember 3 (Monday): Senior Recital
Brian Gaukel, baritone, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

November 14 (Friday): Senior Recital ­­
Smokey Rowell, saxophone, 4:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

November 16 (Sunday): Senior Recital
Lauren Daniell, soprano, & Ashley Poole, soprano
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel


apples and fall leaves* November 20-24 (Thursday-Monday): Fall Musical: The Apple Tree
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Callaway Theatre

The Apple Tree is a series of three charming musical one-act plays. Each act has its own storyline, but all three are tied together by a common theme of how someone believes they want something, but later realize that it wasn’t what they wanted after all. Jerry Bock, composer, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick in collaboration with playwright Jerome Coopersmith.



Daurov Myer DuoNovember 24 (Monday): Guest Recital — Daurov/Myer Duo, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

In 2012, two sensationally gifted virtuosi, cellist Adrian Daurov and pianist Spencer Myer, established the Daurov/Myer Duo to explore and perform three centuries of masterworks from the beloved repertoire for their respective instruments, both solo and in combination. Please join us for an evening of beautiful music as these two artists share their music with us.



Carols 2November 30 (Sunday): Feaste of Caroles, 6:30 p.m., Garden Lakes Baptist Church

Join us for the annual Feaste of Caroles and ring in the holiday season! The night will include traditional carols, contemporary holiday songs and world music celebrating the Christmas season. Shorter University’s Choral Department will be joined by members of our music faculty and local community groups. Admission is a canned good for the Garden Lakes Baptist Food Pantry.