Huntingdon News

September 20, 2010
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Presents Music and Cultural Events this Autumn Season

Montgomery, Ala. -- Huntingdon College will present a poetry reading, a public concert at Riverwalk Amphitheater, and four on-campus music performances during the autumn season. Four of the events are free and open to the public.

Irish poet Joan McBreen is the featured speaker for the Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival, Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m., in the College's Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel.  McBreen has published four poetry collections: The Wind Beyond the Wall, A Walled Garden in Moylough, Winter in the Eye, and Heather Island.  Her poetry is published widely in Ireland and abroad and has been broadcast, anthologized and translated into many languages. The lecture, during which McBreen will read from her work, is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 7, Huntingdon will co-sponsor a performance of the American alternative band Switchfoot in concert with The Almost at Riverwalk Amphitheater, 335 Coosa Street, downtown Montgomery.  Advance tickets are $20 each for the general public; $10 each for groups of 10 or more; and are available through or at The Hut on the Huntingdon campus.  Tickets purchased the day of the event are $25 each.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m., the concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18, Huntingdon Professor of Music Dennis Herrick will perform in a Trumpet Recital as part of the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series at 3:00 p.m. in Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel, on the Huntingdon campus.  Herrick, a member of the Huntingdon music faculty since 1988, performs regularly with the Montgomery Symphony and in various venues in the region.

Monday, October 25, Huntingdon adjunct music professor Kevin Manderville will present a Guitar Recital as part of the College's Faculty Recital Series at 7:00 p.m. in Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel.  Manderville will perform works for classical guitar by Sor, Weiss, Ponce, Turina, Brouwer, and Merlin. He is a member of Tantalus Quartet and an active chamber musician.

Huntingdon music professor Vadim Serebryany will present the second concert in the Cheek series in a Piano Concert Sunday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m., in Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel.  Dr. Serebryany performs worldwide and is an assistant professor of music at Huntingdon.

The College will conclude the fall term with the Annual Christmas Celebration, Thursday, December 2.  The festivities begin with the Arrival of St. Nicholas at 6:30 p.m., the Lighting of the Trees at 6:45 p.m., and the traditional Service of Lessons and Carols in Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel, at 7:00 p.m.  The worship service commemorates the season with scripture readings interspersed with performances by Huntingdon music groups.  The public is warmly invited to attend.

The on-campus concerts and the Christmas Celebration are free and open to the public.  No tickets are required.  For up-to-date information on Huntingdon events, see the College Web site at

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.


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