Music Events

Spring 2015 Season

Kevin Ayest, pianist


Thursday, January 22: Guest Artist Recital featuring Kevin Ayesh, pianist
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Pianist Kevin Ayesh has been head of the music department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C., since 1992. As a North Carolina Visiting Artist, he appeared before thousands across that state between 1988 and 1992, performing as many as 75 recitals in a season.

 

Dr. Ron Brendel

Monday, January 26: Guest Artist Recital featuring Ron Brendle, tenor
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Ron Brendel’s performances have been heralded as “effortlessly professional… strongly lyric…[and] memorable” in opera, oratorio and recital. As an opera singer, Brendel shines brightest in the Mozart tenor roles of Cosi fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, and Der Shauspieldirektor. He is equally at home in the contemporary operas of Britten.

 

Dr. Rachel Gates

Monday, February 2: Guest Lecture by Dr. Rachael Gates
7 p.m., Evans Chorale Room

Singing Health Specialist and author of The Owner’s Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users, Dr. Gates will cover topics from Anatomy through Z-Packs in this lecture on vocal health.

 

 

Sheet music

 

Monday, February 16: Expedition Winds Recital
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

 

 

 

Scholarship winners with the Knights

 

Monday, March 2: Annual William and Mary Ann Knight Performer’s Competition
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Friday, March 6: Junior Recital featuring Julian Duncan, piano and Caitlin Monteverde, soprano
4:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

 

Jack Murray
Monday, March 16: Jazz Band Combo

7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

A delightful evening of music featuring piano, drums, bass, and the saxophone stylings of Jack Murray.

 

 

header_theatre01*March 19-22: Spring Opera — Hansel and Gretel

Callaway Theatre
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

The beloved children’s fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers was turned into an opera by the 19th century composer, Engelbert Humperdinck. The opera stays very close to the original tale where Hansel and Gretel get lost in the woods and encounter many magical things.  In the end, the children rejoice that Heaven punishes evil deeds and send help to those in need.  Hansel and Gretel will be performed with chamber orchestra, sung in English, and is appropriate for children of all ages.

 

 

Sheet music

 

Friday, April 10: Junior Recital featuring Victoria Henson, soprano and Ashley Phillips, soprano
4:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

 

 

 

Fall Chorus Concert*Saturday, April 18: Spring Masterwork Concert featuring Shorter Chorale and Chorus
7:30 p.m., Garden Lakes Baptist Church

Shorter University’s spring masterwork concert features Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. This work will include select high school students from northwest Georgia. In addition, the Shorter Chorale will present pieces they will be performing on their international tour to Cape Town, South Africa, in May.

 

Sheet musicMonday, April 20: Senior Recital featuring Hannah Swope, soprano
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Friday, April 24: Senior & Junior Recital featuring Joel Norman, piano and Kyle Coleman, piano
4:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Friday, May 1: Senior Showcase featuring Shelby Folks, mezzo-soprano
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Saturday, May 2: Senior Showcase featuring Jonathan Chisolm, tenor
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Sunday, May 3: Senior Showcase featuring Kaitlin Kennedy, soprano
7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel