M 1/23 “Trillium” Strings Trio (50 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
Trillium is a string trio comprised of guest violinist Mrs. Tracy Ensley, guest violist Dr. Travis Baird, and NGU faculty cellist Dr. Brenda Leonard. They will be playing just one piece, Divertimento in Eb major, K. 563, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This concert will last about 50 minutes.
T 1/24 “One Voice” (90 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
One Voice is a dramatic journey through the black American experience, by virtue of seven powerful and influential voices. Jeremiah Dew portrays six of the standout American figures including, Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Barack Obama. Throughout the narrative, audience members will experience a timeline that spans from struggle and heartache, to breakthrough and achievement of the black American voice.
M 1/30 “The In-between” Robert & Jill Lewis Concert (60 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
From classical to jazz, this concert will feature classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis with jazz musicians Robert Lewis (saxophone) and Gerald Gregory (piano).
The ensemble will be performing new compositions and arrangements by members of the ensemble as well as works by composers such as Brad Mehldau, Ned Rorem, Georges Bizet, and more. They have recently been featured in several concerts in South Carolina including Spotlight Concert and Premiere events with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston and have toured in the Pacific Northwest.
M-T 2/13 & 2/14 “Seasons of Love” (75 min), 7:30pm Hayes Ministry Center
The Voice Department of The Cline School of Music presents Seasons of Love: an Evening of Love Song and Love Letters, written by Rebecca Phillips and directed by Drs. Cheryl Greene and Seth Killen. Come experience the various seasons of love in our lives from a Mother’s Love, to Teenage Love, to Married Love and more.
All proceeds will support our NGU voice students in the South Carolina and Mid-Atlantic Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference and Vocal Auditions. Tickets are $10/person, which includes dessert, beverage and the show. Space is limited, secure your ticket today.
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Th-S 2/16-18 & 2/23-25 “The 39 Steps” (120 min), 7:30pm Billingsley Theatre (TICKET REQUIRED AND AVAILABLE COMPLIMENTARY TO STUDENTS THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THAT PERFORMANCE IN SOT BOX OFFICE)
Written by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only four actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name!
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M 2/27 “Concert Band” (60 min), 7:00 Turner Chapel (NO TICKET REQUIRED)
T 3/21 “Choir Concert (60 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
T 3/21 “Remember it is a Woman’s Doing”: Complicating the Narrative of the Renaissance Englishwoman as a Writer (60 min), 7:00pm Hayes Ministry Center (NO TICKET REQUIRED)
Abstract: Although literary scholars have recovered many Renaissance women’s voices, readers in this period are too often exposed only to the women who wrote in specific genres, such as drama, poetry, or devotional literature. This lecture will provide a broader definition of the Renaissance Englishwoman as a writer, emphasizing the multiple purposes, genres, and situations she could hold. Along with some general cultural and historical background, this lecture employs two examples of innovative Renaissance women: Margaret Tyler, a servant who pioneered the Continental romance in England through a uniquely Anglicized translation of The Mirror of Princely Deeds (1578), and Anne Dowriche, a Puritan minister’s wife whose poetic developments in The French History (1589) create a uniquely Protestant reading experience.
Th 3/23 “Etiquette Dinner for Education Majors” (90 min), 5:00pm Presidents Dining Room (TICKET REQUIRED AND MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH CAREER PLANNING OFFICE, STUDENT LIFE)
Th 3/23, “2017 SC Teacher of the Year” (60 Min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
Wise is the 2017 SC Teacher of the Year. Wise began her teaching career in
August of 2008 at Hand Middle School. A native of Gaffney, SC, Wise attended
the University of South Carolina as a Teaching Fellow and received her
Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Masters of Teaching in Secondary
Mathematics. She shares her love of mathematics with 7th and 8th graders each
day in her Algebra I and Geometry classes.
Wise has worked with Educational Testing Services at Princeton to establish a cut score for the Middle Level Mathematics Praxis Test, served with the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee as a member of the 6-8 Mathematics Standard Review Board, and represented our state as a math expert at the standards setting meeting for the National Center and State Collaborative.
F 3/24 “Alma Rose & The Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz” a guest lecture presentation by Dr. Kellie Brown (60 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
Dr. Kellie Brown, a recognized expert on music of the Holocaust, will give a presentation concerning Alma Rosé. In July 1943, 36‐year old Rosé found herself in a filthy cattle car heading toward Auschwitz, one of the most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps. She had been a member of the musical elite in Vienna and when Alma Rosé arrived in Auschwitz, she was recognized almost immediately and taken to a special music block. It was there that she discovered an orchestra of women prisoners and that she was expected to become their conductor.
M 3/27 “Etiquette Dinner” (90 min), 5:00pm Presidents Dining Room (TICKET REQUIRED AND MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH CAREER PLANNING OFFICE, STUDENT LIFE)
T 3/28 “Orchestra Concert” (60min), 7:00pm Turner Chapel (NO TICKET REQUIRED)
Join us as the NGU Orchestra, performs masterworks of Austrian composers Franz Suppe and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with American composer Aaron Copland. The program opens with Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture followed by Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, and three dances from Copland’s “Rodeo” - Corral Nocturne, Saturday Night Waltz, and Hoe Down
M 4/3 “Percussion Ensemble” (60 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
Join the NGU Percussion Ensemble, along with guest artist, Dr. Michael Haldeman for an evening of contemporary percussion music. Dr. Haldeman will be performing two marimba solos with the ensemble; “cloud Forest” by Blake Tyson and “Kalimbob” by Jasmin Kolberg. Other composers represented on this concert include Chris Brooks, Nathan Daughtrey, Scott Meister, and David Skidmore. Enjoy an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern sounds, African kalimbas, traditional Western instruments, and drums, drums, drums and more drums.
T 4/4 “Leonard Recital” (50 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
NGU Faculty cellist Dr. Brenda Leonard presents a recital of less common works for the cello in collaboration with faculty pianist Mrs. Kuo-Pei Chen-Lin. On the program is music of the Rococo-composer Tessarini, an arrangement for cello and piano that Aaron Copland made from one of his orchestral works, and a "Suite in praise of a poet" by Hovhannes. Come hear something new and different. All works were chosen for their audience appeal; this concert will last about 50 minutes.
M 4/10 “Concert Band” (60 min), 7:00pm Turner Chapel
T 4/11 “Freedom Found Under an Umbrella: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther” – a Reformation 500th Anniversary. (60 min), 7:00pm Hayes Ministry Center (NO TICKET REQUIRED)
The College of Christian Studies presents guest lecturer Dr. Jason Deusing who will provide a presentation concerning the history of the Reformation, defining its major emphasis and contribution to the Kingdom of God. The lecture will include an analysis of current trends in the American church that are in keeping with the Reformation. Dr. Deusing is the Academic Provost and Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is an accomplished Church Historian with multiple lectureships and publications to his credit.
T 4/11 “Miles Hoffman Concert” (60min) 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
Join us for an evening of viola with Miles Hoffman. He will be playing works by Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Ernest Bloch, and Johannes Brahms. Miles performs regularly throughout the United States and is the Artistic Director of the Peace Chamber program at the Peace Center, in Greenville, SC.
M 4/17 “Brass Chamber Concert” (60 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
T 4/18 “Singers and Strings Concert” (60 min), 7:00pm Hamlin Recital Hall (TICKET REQUIRED)
W 4/19 “Etiquette Dinner” (90 min), 5:00pm Presidents Dining Room (TICKET REQUIRED AND MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH CAREER PLANNING OFFICE, STUDENT LIFE)
Th-S 4/20-22 & M-W 4-/24-26 “Macbeth” (180 min), 7:30pm Billingsley Theatre (TICKET REQUIRED AND AVAILABLE COMPLIMENTARY TO STUDENTS THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THAT PERFORMANCE IN SOT BOX OFFICE)
Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is his shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then racked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion.
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T 4/25 “Guitar Ensemble” (60min), 5:00pm Turner Chapel (NO TICKET REQUIRED)