Music Events

Guest Recital: Cynthia Wohlschlagar, soprano and Jerico Vasquez, piano

Monday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Join us for an evening of various works including Bach, DuParc, Heggie, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

Guest Recital: The Balkan String Quartet

Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Also, featuring Shorter faculty: Deborah Popham, soprano, John Reams, clarinet and Rebekah Jordan-Miller, piano. Works include Shostakovich’s Romances, Op 127 for soprano, violen, cello, and piano, and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

William KnightA Special Birthday Recital

Saturday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Please join us as William Knight, former Professor of Music and pianist, celebrates his 85th birthday by performing a piano recital for this special day.

See a gallery of photos from the recital and reception

Faculty and Guest Recital: Howard Kim and Rebekah Jordan-Miller, duo pianists

Monday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

This pair’s performances are filled with both exquisite duet repertoire and slapstick humor, guaranteed to entertain audiences from all ages. They will perform to entertain audiences of all ages. They will perform well known repertoire such as the Waltzes of Johannes Brahms as well as jazz standards, hymn arrangements, and several humorous works written by PDQ Bach.

Guest Recital: Charles Asche, piano

Monday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Brookes Chapel

Charles Asche has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician throughout the U.S., South America, Russian, and Asia.

Guest Recital: Anthony Avitollo and Michael Carver

Monday, Feb.24, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Join Anthony Aviitollo, adjunct instructor low brass, and Michael Carver of the Chattanooga Symphony for an evening of transcribed and original low brass music performed on trombone, bass trombone and euphonium.

Shai WosnerGuest Recital: Shai Wosner, piano

Monday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Mr. Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire from Bettovrnv or Mozart to Schoeberg and intellectual curiosity.

Spring Opera: Bastien und Bastienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Friday-Saturday, March 21-23, 7:30 p.m., Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m., Callaway Theatre

The Shorter Opera Theatre will present two operas depicting rural life, but in very different ways. The plot of Bastien und Bastienne centers on a shepherd and a shepherdess. Bastienne believes that her dear Bastien has forsaken her for another, more beautiful girl. In this pastoral comedy, Bastienne employs the help of the village fortuneteller to help her win back the heart of Bastien. On the other hand, Riders to the Sea depicts the hardships of living on the Irish coast. This opera focuses on Maurya and her two daughters as they struggle with the hard realities of a life reliant on the sea. Both operas will be sung in English and performed with a full orchestra.

Dr. Becky Lombard sitting at the organGuest Recital: Becky Lombard, organ

Monday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church

Dr. Lombard is a dynamic organist whose career spans over half a century at the keyboard. Join us for an evening of her musical journey through organ in concert ministry.

Faculty Recital: Eric McCluskey, baritone

Monday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Dr. McCluskey will be performing works by Tosti, Finzi, Ravel, and other selections. Assisting in the program are Gina Hicks, piano and organ; Jerico Vasquez, piano; Daniel Huey, piano; and John Reams, clarinet.

Senior Recital: Wesley Waldroop, piano

Monday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Spring Choral Concert

Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Garden Lakes Baptist Church

The Shorter Chorale and Chorus will combine with members of area high schools to present Franz Schubert’s Mass in G. The Shorter Chorale will present Paul Basler’s Songs of Faith. Join us for an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental music.

Senior Recital: Garrett Baker, tenor

Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Brookes Chapel


Spring Musical: Brigadoon

Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, Monday-Tuesday April 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Callaway Theatre

From the golden age of the American musical, the classic story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish town that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from this enchanted village.

Junior Recital: Hannah Swope, soprano

Friday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Senior Recital: Grace Wirabudi, piano

Sunday, April 13, 3:00 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Senior Recital: Diane Turner, piano

Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel

Senior Recital: Olivia King, piano

Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Brookes Chapel