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Cultural & Community Events 2014–2015

Events listed in chronological order. For other dates and events see: Academic Calendar; Athletics Schedule; College Facilities Calendar

Fall 2014

President J. Cameron West

President J. Cameron West

BIG RED WEEKEND, Friday-Saturday, August 22–23, all-campus

NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION, Friday, August 22, 11:15 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

BIG RED DAY OF SERVICE, Saturday, August 23, off-campus at various sites

PRESIDENTIAL CONVOCATION, Wednesday, September 3, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

ELIZABETH BELCHER CHEEK CONCERT SERIES presents THE AMERICAN STRING QUARTET, Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public. Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost string quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 39th season during 2014–2015, offering Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney on violin; Wolfram Koessel on cello; and Daniel Avshalomov on viola. The American String Quartet has been the Quartet in Residence at the Manhattan School of Music since 1984 and at the Aspen Music Festival since 1974. ASQ also teaches in Beijing, China, and teaches and performs abroad widely.

HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND, Friday-Sunday, October 3–5, 2014

PREVIEW DAYSaturday, October 4, 8:30 a.m.–noon; hosted by the Office of Admission, Preview Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Free for prospective students and their families. Visitors may stay for the Homecoming football game, which begins at 1:00 p.m. For reservations, complete registration online or contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or admiss@huntingdon.edu.

Homecoming/Family Weekend CHORAL CONCERT, Sunday, October 5, 3:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public; this concert is presented in memory of the late Dr. James Glass, professor of music emeritus

David Cangelosi

David Cangelosi

VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE CELEBRITY RECITAL, Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., featuring performances by international opera greats David Cangelosi, Lori Phillips, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Troxell, and Raymond Aceto, as well as by other members of the teaching faculty for the Vann Vocal  Institute,Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; offered in partnership with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. Read full bios of the opera stars.

VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE, Friday–Saturday, October 17–18, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, and Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall.  This special event, offered in partnership with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, brings young singers from high schools and colleges across Alabama to Huntingdon for master class training and a recital (see below) as the program concludes. Master classes are open to the public.

VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE EMERGING ARTISTS RECITAL, Saturday, October 18, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public; performers are those selected after completion of the VVI Master Class

“A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY,” fall play presented by the Huntingdon Drama Club, Saturday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater; tickets $5 at the door; this fun script, written by Ron Bernas, promises witty dialogue and slapstick comedy amid a spoof on 1930s screwball comedies and on staged murder mysteries.

MARCHING SCARLET & GREY MARCHING HONOR BAND, Saturday, October 25: More information

Masha Hamilton

Masha Hamilton

STALLWORTH LECTURE SERIES presents bestselling author and award-winning world affairs/global conflict reporter MASHA HAMILTON, “Women, War, and Words: Stories of Risks Worth Taking,” Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.  Masha Hamilton is the author of five acclaimed novels: What Changes Everything, 31 Hours, The Camel Bookmobile, The Distance Between Us, and Staircase of a Thousand Steps. In October 2013 she returned from 16 months working in Afghanistan as director of communications and public diplomacy at the US Embassy. She works as the communications director for Concern Worldwide. Ms. Hamilton founded two world literacy projects, the Camel Book Drive and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. She is the winner of the 2010 Women’s National Book Association Award. She began her career as a full-time journalist, working in Maine, Indiana and New York City before being sent by the Associated Press to the Middle East, where she was news editor for five years, including the period of the first intefadeh, and then moving to Moscow, where she worked for five years during the collapse of Communism, reporting for the Los Angeles Times and NBC-Mutual Radio. She also reported from Kenya in 2006 and from Afghanistan in 2004 and 2008.

A NIGHT OF HALLOWEEN MUSIC, co-presented by the Huntingdon College Harald Rohlig Organ Concert Series and the Montgomery Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Friday, October 31, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free admission; come in costume—cash prizes awarded for the best costume (top prize $75).

THE HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES presents JEREMY SAMOLESKY, piano, Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative performances, Dr. Samolesky, associate professor and piano area coordinator at Auburn University, has appeared in concert as a soloist and chamber pianist throughout the U.S. and the world, including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., which was broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”

HUNTINGDON PREVIEW DAY: Saturday, November 8, 8:30 a.m.–noon; November visitors may stay as guests of the College for the Huntingdon Hawks football game at the conclusion of the Preview Day Program.  Sponsored by the Office of Admission, Preview Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Free for prospective students and their families.  For reservations, register online or contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or admiss@huntingdon.edu.

HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY POPS HOLIDAY CONCERT, Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel; music will include “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson; Bizet’s Farandole from “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2″ (March of the Kings); “The Polar Express,” and a medley from Frozen, among other Holiday favorites.

SIGMA TAU DELTA FACULTY FOLLIES, Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m., Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall; this event is a fundraiser for Sigma Tau Delta’s annual Burns Supper and other events. More information TBA.

SENIOR CAPSTONE ART EXHIBIT, December 2–14, Seay Twins Art Gallery on the Huntingdon College Green

HUNTINGDON COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, Thursday, December 4:

HUNTINGDON HARMONY HOLIDAY HAPPENING III, Friday, December 5, two shows: 5:00 & 7:00 p.m., Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall

Spring 2015

SYMPHONIC HONOR BAND, Friday–Saturday, January 9–10, with concluding concert at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 10, in Roland Arena, Roland Student Center; more information

The Rev. Lisa Yebuah

The Rev. Lisa Yebuah

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONVOCATION, Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; offering the sermon this year is The Reverend Lisa Yebuah, Pastor of Inviting Ministries, Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, N.C.; music from the Huntingdon Men’s Gospel Trio; free and open to all.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBIT featuring Tuskegee artist BRUCE PHILLIPS, opening Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m., and running daily, 5:00–7:00 p.m., February 13–19 in Seay Twins Art Gallery on The Green.  The show is free and open to the public.

Ellen Davis

2015 Chapman Benson lecturer Ellen Davis

CHAPMAN BENSON LECTURE SERIES featuring Professor Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School, Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. She will speak on the topic, “The Things that Make for Peace (Luke 19:42): Inter-religious Theological Conversation.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

HUNTINGDON FACULTY RECITAL SERIES, Dr. Russell Logan, trombone, and Ms. Marie Robertson, euphonium; Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Smith Music Building, Delchamps Recital Hall; free and open to all.

PREVIEW DAY, Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–noon; sponsored by the Office of Admission, Host Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Free for prospective students and their families.  For reservations, register online or contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or admiss@huntingdon.edu.

HUNTINGDON WINDS (Concert Band) CONCERT, “March Madness,” Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus; free and open to the public

2014 Miss Huntingdon Pageant

2014 Miss Huntingdon Pageant

The 2015 MISS HUNTINGDON PAGEANT, Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater; admission $5 per person at the door. Seating is limited and offered first-come, first-served only. A dress rehearsal will be held Friday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m., open to students only.

RHODA COLEMAN ELLISON WRITERS FESTIVAL AND LECTURE SERIES featuring poet JENNIFER HORNE, Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; followed by a book-signing beginning at 8:00 p.m.

JULIAN MCGUIRE, SENIOR GUITAR RECITAL, Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m., Smith Music Building Delchamps Recital Hall; free and open to the public

HUNTINGDON STUDENT ART EXHIBITION, April 20–30; Reception, Tuesday, April 28, 6:00–7:00 p.m.; Seay Twins Art Gallery (across from Ligon Residence Hall and Roland Student Center on The Green); free and open to all

HUNTINGDON WINDS SPRING CONCERT, Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus; free and open to the public

CLOVERJAM 2015 featuring COREY SMITH, Friday, April 24, with The Dirty Guv’nahs and Dianna Corcoran; 7:30 p.m., Roland Arena; doors open at 7:00 p.m.; tickets free for Huntingdon students, faculty, and staff; $20 per guest. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com. More information.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC HONORS RECITAL, Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; selected music majors in recital; free and open to the public

HUNTINGDON CONCERT CHOIRS AND HUNTINGDON HARMONY present A NIGHT ON BROADWAY, Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public; featuring music from “Les Miserables,” “Into the Woods,” “Wicked,” “Newsies,” “Phantom of the Opera,” opera and operetta

ELIZABETH BELCHER CHEEK PIANO CONCERT SERIES featuring VADIM SEREBRYANY, Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public

HUNTINGDON NIGHT OF COMEDY, skits performed by members of the Huntingdon Drama Club, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus

HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY POPS CONCERT, Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 p.m., Top Stage on The Green, Huntingdon College; free and open to all; rain location is Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.

A STAGE READING OF THE NEW PLAY, “WASH, DRY, FOLD,” written by Nedra Pezold Roberts, directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson, and produced by Nora’s Playhouse; Friday, May 8, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus; free and open to the public, however RSVP requested at reservations@norasplayhouse.org

BACCALAUREATE, Friday, May 15, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES, Saturday, May 16, The Green

  • TRADITIONAL DAY PROGRAM:  9:00 a.m.
  • EVENING BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM:  6:00 p.m.

This list is current as of April 23, 2015, but events are subject to change and new events are added frequently. To verify event information or to be placed on an e-mail mailing list for Cultural Events, contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications at ofe@hawks.huntingdon.edu or (334) 833-4515.

Huntingdon College’s Cultural and Community Events are co-sponsored by Baptist Health.

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