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The School of the Arts Schedule

Whether in the visual art gallery, the dance theatre, the concert hall, the recital hall, or the flexible theatre, a rich and diverse arts season awaits you. The Arts Ablaze contains the schedule for the year and comments from each of the arts department chairs. You can also download the entire ArtsAblaze. Looking for a past edition of an ArtsAblaze? Check our archives.

Any changes made from the original printing of the Arts Ablaze will be highlighted in red font below.

For further details or reservations call the appropriate department sponsoring the events or performance:

Creative Writing
rsmith@belhaven.edu
601-968-8996
Dance
dance@belhaven.edu
601-965-1400
Music
vtjones@belhaven.edu
601-974-6494
Visual Arts
visualarts@belhaven.edu
601-965-1400

Belhaven Arts Ablaze Spring 2015

April 11 - May 16, 2015
Student Invitational Art Exhibition
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center, Gallery
Opening Reception Saturday, April 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to Calendar)

This annual juried exhibition of student works highlights a wide range of styles and media including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. This exhibition is always one of our most festive and popular openings. Complimentary Admission.

April 17 - 18 & 24 - 25, 2015
Spring Dance Concert
Belhaven University Dance Ensemble
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 pm Matinee (Add to Calendar) & 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Thursday, April 23, 11:00 am Matinee (Add to Calendar)
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)

A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble. A range of styles include classical and contemporary ballet and traditional and contemporary modern. General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

April 20-25, 2015
Belhaven Theatre Festival 2015

A week-long series of theatrical events, from featured guest artists, student-initiated performances, staged readings, senior recitals, and class showcases, to workshops and presentations. The full Festival schedule to be announced in April; contact the Theatre Box Office for information. Admission for featured performances only, all other events are free to the public.

April 21, 2015
Student Composers Concert XIV
Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven student composers. The program will explore new ways to experience the adventure of music-making as the composers and performers open windows into their creative worlds. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

April 25, 2015
Choral Drama - William Billings of Boston
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

Who sang in the choir with Samuel Adams? Who had Paul Revere do the cover for his book of musical compositions? Who wrote the song that stirred the spirit of revolution in the hearts of the people who would become the first Americans? William Billings of Boston, that’s who! Dr. Christopher Shelt playwright, conductor, and stage director will tell William Billings story in a Choral Drama, directing the Belhaven Concert Choir, Belhaven Chorale, and a full company of actors in a unique production, portraying both the life and the music of this colorful, witty, humorous, unkempt composer and vocal educator that changed the face of American music. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

April 27, 2015
Composers' Orchestral Reading Session
Monday, April 27, 5:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Trustmark Grand Hall, Mississippi Museum of Art

Student composers from Belhaven University and Mississippi College realize the dream of having their compositions read by professional players of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, directed by Maestro Crafton Beck. Brief discussions of the compositions and the composers’ intentions are part of this positive, engaging, and exploratory session. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 5 pm. Reception following in the Grand Hall.

April 27, 2015
Spring Improv Arts Jam
Monday, April 27, 7:00 pm (Add to Calendar), Bitsy Irby Studio Theatre

Open to all artists! You are invited to share your talents during this spontaneous collaborative evening of dance, music, visual art and spoken word.

April 28, 2015
Best of Belhaven III
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances from the last three months on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

Belhaven Arts Ablaze Spring 2015 - Past Events

January 17 - February 7, 2015
Graphic Design Department Student Show
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Art Gallery

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (Add to Calendar)
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Art Gallery

Complimentary admission.

January 15 - 17, 2015
Urban Dance Festival
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre & Hinds Community College

Master classes taught by nationally recognized dance artists and performances will take place during the days and evenings. For more information contact 601-965-1400.

January 23 - 24, 2015
A Little Opera for Children
The Maker of Illusions by Seymour Barab
Friday, January 23, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, January 24, 9:30 am (Add to Calendar) & 11:30 am (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

Little Red Riding Hood, The Toy Shop, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs... Thousands of Jackson area children and adults have enjoyed our Little Operas for Children productions over the last three years. Dr. Christopher Shelt and Belhaven Vocal Arts students present another clever one-act, The Maker of Illusions, a story full of lessons about our need for a change of heart. Come meet the Wicked Queen, the Genie, the Wise Old Woman, the Determined Brother, and the Heroic Sister... Not to mention the hilarious troupe of Goblins who must do the Genie’s bidding. Complimentary admission. Doors open a half hour before show times.

January 30, 2015
"Dancin' Styles" Evening of Social Dance
Friday, 6:30 (Dance for Kids) 7:00-10:00 pm (Instruction and Dance) (Add to Calendar)
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

An evening of various social dance styles and forms from the 1950’s to 1990’s. A fun evening for all ages! Complimentary admission.

February 10, 2015
Preston Chamber Music Series
Evening of Diamonds II: Messian Quartet
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall (Add to Calendar)

While a prisoner of war during WWII, Messiaen composed a quartet for the available instruments in the camp. Its title “Quartet for the End of Time” alludes to the Apocalypse and to the new way in which Messiaen used time in his music. Dr. Stephen Sachs, piano, is joined by principal players from the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Vince Massimino, violin, Ken Graves, clarinet, and Jesse Christeson, cello for a locally rare live performance of this fascinating work. Other smaller works of Messiaen will complete the program. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

February 12 - 14, 2015
Dance Ministry Ensemble Concert
Thursday, February 12, 11:00 am Matinee (Add to Calendar)
Friday, February 13, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, February 14, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

The Dance Ministry Ensemble presents a selection of original dances created by guest artists and dance faculty aimed to encourage and inspire the spirit of all who attend. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

February 19, 2015
Visiting Writer: Adie Smith
Thursday, 5:00 pm (Add to Calendar)
Student Center Theatre

The Creative Writing Department presents Visiting Writer and Poet, Adie Smith, reading from works in progress. A New Mexico native, Adie graduated from Belhaven in 2011 and earned an MFA in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University in 2014. Her work has appeared in Ruminate, Rock & Sling, and Stone Highway Review. In 2011, she won the McCabe Poetry Prize, sponsored by Ruminate and judged by Naomi Shihab Nye, a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 4:30 pm.

February 19 - 20, 2015
BA Oral Presentations
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Friday, February 20, 6:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

The Dance Department’s graduating seniors offer two separate evenings of their original scholarly research presentations. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6 pm.

February 24, 2015
Best of Belhaven II
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall (Add to Calendar)

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances from the last three months on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

February 21 - 28, 2015
Spring Musical: Godspell
Saturday, February 21, Matinee, 2:00 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, February 21, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, February 28, Matinee, 2:00 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Blackbox Theatre

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Elissa Sartwell
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

February 25 - 28, 2015
BFA Senior Dance Concert
Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 pm (Concert A) (Add to Calendar)
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm (Concert B) (Add to Calendar)
Friday, February 27, 7:30 pm (Concert A) (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm (Concert B) (Add to Calendar)

Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

The Dance Department’s graduating seniors offer a showcase of innovative and creative choreography and performance culminating their dance studies. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

February 28, 2015
Faculty Composition Recital
Dr. Andrew Sauerwein
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall (Add to Calendar)

Belhaven’s resident composer and professor of theory and composition presents a sampling of musical works from his bemused and adventurous pen. Featuring an array of performers and collaborators, the music involves history, philosophy, physics, love, art, and (of course) humor. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

March 3, 2015
Faculty Voice Recital
A Teacher With His Students III - Frank Sinatra and Friends
Dr. Christopher Shelt
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

Frank Sinatra? Yes! Dr. Christopher Shelt, a teacher-performer professor of 16 years at Belhaven University, performing with a jazz trio and selected students from his studio, past and present, revisits the famous duets Franks Sinatra sang and recorded with leading vocalists during his day. With all the Sinatra classics, it promises to be an entertaining evening. Dr. Shelt even has blue eyes... Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

March 26, 2015
Night of Percussion and Classical Guitar
Thursday, March 26, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

The Belhaven University Percussion Ensemble is proud to present an inventive program that features works written entirely for percussion instruments - both traditional and obscure - fused with elements borrowed from the worlds of theater and dance. Classical guitarists offer elegant, intimate musical contrasts throughout the concert. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

April 10, 2015
Belhaven Strings and Orchestra Concert
Friday, April 10, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

Come and enjoy a colorful and beautiful showcase of string solos and chamber groups featuring our University’s outstanding string students, as well as the Belhaven String Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

April 11, 2015
All-State Strings Concert
Saturday, April 11, 3:00 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

Mississippi’s best high school string students present the results of two intensive days of rehearsal and study. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 2:30 pm.

April 15 - 18, 2015
The Descent/Lifted Me, A Devised Theatre Piece
Blackbox Theatre
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 pm Matinee (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)

Directed by Joseph Frost
The descent / lifted me, a devised theatre work, created during rehearsal by the cast and director Joseph Frost. Interwoven story lines will explore descensions, ascensions, and resurrections. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

April 18, 2015
Instrumental Arts Concert: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Saturday, April 18, 3:00 pm (Add to Calendar), Concert Hall

Come and experience a new and unique combination of chords and timbres as the Wind Ensemble moves to the contemporary avenue and performs some of the newer music in the wind band repertoire. A confluence of improvisational genres and styles delivers a unique musical flavor! This is a musical stew with all the ingredients including contemporary jazz, some original B.U. Blues and a side dish of some Gospel Music, jazzed up of course. In short, IT’S GONNA BE FUN! Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

Arts Ablaze Fall 2014

August 23, 2014
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Blackbox Theatre

From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

August 30, 2014
Guest Artist Piano Recital: Tim Dail
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

September 4October 13, 2014
Faculty Art Exhibition
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center, Gallery
Opening Reception Thursday, September 4, 5:00 pm
9:00 pm

The Visual Arts Department opens the year with an exhibition of works by full-time faculty members Bob Pennebaker, Nate Theisen, Gretchen Haien, and David West. Works on view include drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints in both traditional and contemporary visual languages. Complimentary admission.

September 18, 2014
Gallery Concert: Passages and Places with Melissa Thorson Hause
Thursday, 7:30 pm, Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center, Gallery

In conjunction with the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, faculty member Melissa Thorson Hause performs original music for vocals and guitar. Dr. Thorson Hause is Associate Professor of Art History and Dean of the Honors College at Belhaven University; her folk- and Celtic-informed songs offer meditative, personal reflections on the mystery and mutability of human experience. Complimentary Admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

October 1-4, 2014
The God Committee
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Joseph Frost
Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee, 2 pm, Blackbox Theatre

Add to your calendar: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Medicine, Money and Morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selection Committee of St. Patrick’s hospital have only minutes to decide which of three patients will receive a heart that has suddenly come available. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

October 18, 2014
Community Dance Concert
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Members of Belhaven University dance faculty, students and alumni join together with other local dance artists to offer an inspiring and lively evening of dance. General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.

October 18–November 28, 2014
Guest Artist Exhibition: Photography by Jeremiah Ariaz
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center, Gallery
Opening Reception Saturday, October 18, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Add reception to your calendar: Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Visual Arts Department is proud to host this exhibition of works by Jeremiah Ariaz, Associate Professor of Photography at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Mr. Ariaz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His art explores the tension between nature and the consequence of Manifest Destiny’s impulse to dominate the land. Complimentary admission.

October 25, 2014
Guest Artist Guitar Concert: Kevin Manderville
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Saturday, October 25, 2014

An internationally acclaimed guitarist comes to Jackson! Currently from Alabama, Kevin Manderville has won several first prizes in international classical guitar competitions. A Florida State University graduate, Manderville will perform works by Fernando Sor and David Kellner, along with modern Latin repertoire by composers Leo Brouwer and Ernesto Cordero. Manderville, who has studied with the most prominent musicians of the guitar world, will leave you with a deep appreciation and wonder for the exquisite music that pours forth from his classical guitar. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

October 28, 2014
Guest Artist Cello Concert: Bryan Hayslett
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cited by judges as displaying “superb musicianship and rich, sonorous playing,” Bryan Hayslett made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as first prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and returned the following year as a repeat top prize laureate. Hayslett holds degrees from The Hartt School of Music (B.M.) and The Boston Conservatory (M.M.). He has given two solo concert tours, including performances in Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Hartford, Albany, Holland MI, and Jackson MS with new music as a central focus. Come and enjoy this array of both old and new, featuring works by Bach, Judith Weir, Marissa Wall, Kevin Joest, and Keith Kusterer. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 1, 2014, 2014
Preston Chamber Music Series
An Evening of Diamonds I: Claude Bolling Extravaganza
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jazz meets classical as Belhaven music faculty feature selections from Bolling’s famous suites and sonatas for jazz piano trio and classical soloists. Dr. Stephen Sachs, piano, Richard Brown, bassist and Owen Rockwell, set percussionist form the trio. Soloists include Sybil Cheesman, flute, Nancy Bateman, cello, Lloyd Turner, trumpet, and Carolyn Sachs, piano. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7pm.

November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2014
Fall Dance Concert
Friday, November 7, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, November 8, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar - 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm)
Thursday, November 13, 11:00 am (Add to Calendar)
Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble. Styles include classical and contemporary ballet and contemporary modern. General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

November 11, 2014
Student Composers Concert XIII
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven student composers. The program will explore new ways to experience the adventure of music-making as the composers and performers open windows into their creative worlds. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 12 - 15, 2014
Tartuffe by Moliere
Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar - 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm)
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by John Maxwell
Blackbox Theatre

The Belhaven Theatre Department is pleased to present the delightful comedy TARTUFFE by the French comedic master, Moliere. This richly funny play is presented in rhymed couplets in a translation by Richard Wilbur. As Jackson Matthews of New York Review of Books writes: “…Mr. Wilbur has given us, with great fidelity and charm, the nearest thing to Moliere that we have.” General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

November 14, 2014
Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra Concert
Friday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Friday, November 14, 2014

The Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Symphony No.5. A wealth of original themes, warm and colorful harmonies, and masterful construction combine to make this a world-wide favorite. You don’t want to miss this exciting and profound night of symphonic music. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 18, 2014
Instrumental Arts Concert: Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensem, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz & Classical Guitar Ensembles
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Come and experience a new and unique combination of chords and timbres as the Wind Ensemble moves to the contemporary avenue and performs some of the newer music in the wind band repertoire. With a variety of ensembles, a confluence of improvisational genres and styles delivers a unique musical flavor! This is a musical stew with all the ingredients including contemporary jazz, some original B.U. Blues and a side dish of some Gospel Music, jazzed up of course. In short, IT’S GONNA BE FUN! Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 20 & 21, 2014
8th Annual Evening Of One-Acts
A Project Of The Production
Supervision and Directing Classes.
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Blackbox Theatre

An evening of original short plays chosen from the 2014 Belhaven University One Act Submissions - contact the Theatre Box Office for further information regarding the plays to be performed. Admission is free, no reserved seating. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 20 & 21, 2014
DOXA Dance Concert
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

This event highlights emerging young creative artists’ choreography and performance which is produced by members of DOXA, the dance department’s student led organization. General Admission $2, Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 22, 2014
Choral/Vocal Arts Concert: Gloria in Excelsis! A Christmas Celebration
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dr. Christopher Shelt, along with select student conductors, will direct the Belhaven Concert Choir, Belhaven Chorale, soloists, and instrumentalists performing Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. This larger works will be adorned with a diverse offering of choral and solo vocal literature celebrating our Savior’s birth. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

November 24, 2014
Best of Belhaven I
Monday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

Add to your calendar: Monday, November 24, 2014

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances of the semester on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

December 1, 2014
Improv Jam
Monday, 7:00 pm, Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre

Add to your calendar: Monday, December 1, 2014

Open to all artists! You are invited to share your talents during this spontaneous collaborative evening of dance, music, visual art and spoken word.

December 5 &amp 6, 2014
The 82nd Annual Singing Christmas Tree
Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
Belhaven Bowl

The Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree is the oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree tradition in America. Dr. Christopher Shelt conducts the singing forces made up of the 70 Belhaven Choral Arts singers along with 60 additional students, faculty, and staff. That is 130 voices joining forces to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Complimentary admission.