Music Department Concerts & Recitals

Glimpses of the Moon

A Jazz Age Musical

Book and Lyrics by Tajlei Levis
Music by John Mercurio
Based on the novel by Edith Wharton
Directed by Jeff Allen Young
Musical Direction by Chrissy Hrivnak
Choreography by Kellis Oldenburg

  • October 24-26 and October 31-November 2, 7:00 pm
  • October 26 & November 2, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Blackbox Theatre

A sparkling romantic musical, Glimpses of the Moon follows the jazzy whirl of New York society in 1922. Popular but penniless, Susy and her friend Nick devise the ultimate fundraising scheme – to marry and live off the wedding presents while they help one another look for suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly – until they fall in love! BroadwayWorld described it as “one of the best new musicals we’ve seen in ages . . . a well-crafted, witty musical comedy . . . a sparkling valentine to the Jazz Age.”

Tickets can be reserved by emailing boxoffice@belhaven.edu beginning one week before the opening night. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (if seats are still available). Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and BU Alumni, and complimentary for Belhaven students, faculty, and staff. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance time.

Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Friday, November 8, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Prepare for an evening of symphonic masterworks performed by the Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra. The program features the depth and intensity of Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98" and the enchanting "Valse Triste" by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Join us for a night of exceptional music that promises to captivate and inspire. 

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

Student Composers Concert 31

  • Thursday, November 14, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to participate in the profound and playful pursuit of premiering new compositions and improvisations. Join us for the creation of freshly fabricated compositions and inventive, interactive improvisations.  

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

Poets Corner  

Belhaven Choral Arts 

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us for an enchanting concert featuring beautiful settings of well-known poems by renowned poets, inspired by Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. The Belhaven Chorale and Women’s Ensemble will bring these literary masterpieces to life through captivating choral arrangements. Experience the unique blend of poetry and music as we celebrate the timeless beauty of poetic expression. Enjoy an evening that will touch your heart and inspire your soul, honoring the great poets remembered in Poets' Corner. 

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

Best of Belhaven I Concert  

  • Thursday, November 19, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

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 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

The 92tHh Annual Singing Christmas Tree

  • Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., Belhaven Bowel Stadium
  • Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Belhaven Bowel Stadium

Voices! Carols! Lights! The Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree is the oldest continuous outdoor singing Christmas tree tradition in North America. Dr. Rebecca Geihsler-Chittom, assisted by Mrs. Katie Moody, conducts the tree made up of Belhaven Choral Arts singers along with additional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and choristers from area churches, in collaboration with Belhaven’s other fine arts programs. Together we join forces to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! 

Complimentary admission. 

Seafaring Serenades

Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us for an unforgettable Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert featuring songs of the sea, shanties, and enchanting melodies of sirens and mermaids. Our talented vocalists will transport you to the maritime world with their stirring renditions of seafaring tunes and mythical ballads. Experience the rich traditions and captivating tales of the ocean as we bring to life the adventurous spirit of sailors and the mesmerizing allure of sea creatures. Don't miss this evening of nautical music that promises to captivate your imagination and leave you longing for the open sea. 

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Night of Broadway

A Concert Celebration of Musical Theatre
Directed by Jeff Allen Young & Chrissy Hrivnak

  • March 21-22, 7:00pm
  • March 22, 2:00pm matinee
  • Blackbox Theatre

Join us as students from across campus share their singing, dancing, and acting talents in a concert celebration of musical theatre! With selections from musicals past and present, this annual event is sure to have something for everyone!

Admission is complimentary. We will not be accepting reservations for this production. Seating is first come, first served. Individuals must be physically present to claim a seat. Seating list opens one hour prior to the performance time.

Belhaven Strings & Orchestra Showcase

  • Friday, March 21, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Please come to cerebrate and enjoy an evening with Belhaven University’s outstanding string soloists, chamber ensembles and the Symphonic Orchestra. You are guaranteed a night full of musical variety and delight!

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

All-State strings Festival Concert

  • Saturday, March 23, 2025
  • 3:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Mississippi All-State String Orchestra consists of talented pre-collegiate string students from all over Mississippi.  This concert is the culmination of their two-day intensive orchestra training. Please come to support our young generation of talented Mississippi musicians.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Instrumental Arts Concert 

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us this evening as Belhaven wind and percussion students showcase their musical talents through brass quintets, woodwind choirs, percussion ensemble and wind ensemble literature of the highest quality.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Student Composers Concert 32

  • Friday, April 4, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to participate in the profound and playful pursuit of premiering new compositions and improvisations. Join us for the creation of freshly fabricated compositions and inventive, interactive improvisations.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

MS TrebleSong Honor Choir Concert

  • Saturday, April 5, 2025
  • 3:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Mississippi Treblesong Honor Choir consists of talented 7-12th grade vocalists from all over Mississippi.  This concert is the culmination of their two-day intensive choral training. Please come to support our young generation of talented Mississippi musicians.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook

John 14:27

Belhaven Choral Arts Concert

  • Monday, April 14, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us as the Belhaven Chorale and Women’s Ensemble presents a concert focusing on the text from John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Our Choral arts will present a beautiful selection of sacred and contemporary choral works, exploring the message of peace and reassurance. Experience an evening of music that reminds us that true peace is found through Christ and that His love always surrounds us.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Best of Belhaven II and Music Awards

  • Saturday, April 26, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances of the semester on one concert.  We will also present music awards to several of our talented majors.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Music Department Concerts & Recitals

Glimpses of the Moon

A Jazz Age Musical

Book and Lyrics by Tajlei Levis
Music by John Mercurio
Based on the novel by Edith Wharton
Directed by Jeff Allen Young
Musical Direction by Chrissy Hrivnak
Choreography by Kellis Oldenburg

  • October 24-26 and October 31-November 2, 7:00 pm
  • October 26 & November 2, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Blackbox Theatre

A sparkling romantic musical, Glimpses of the Moon follows the jazzy whirl of New York society in 1922. Popular but penniless, Susy and her friend Nick devise the ultimate fundraising scheme – to marry and live off the wedding presents while they help one another look for suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly – until they fall in love! BroadwayWorld described it as “one of the best new musicals we’ve seen in ages . . . a well-crafted, witty musical comedy . . . a sparkling valentine to the Jazz Age.”

Tickets can be reserved by emailing boxoffice@belhaven.edu beginning one week before the opening night. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (if seats are still available). Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and BU Alumni, and complimentary for Belhaven students, faculty, and staff. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance time.

Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Friday, November 8, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Prepare for an evening of symphonic masterworks performed by the Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra. The program features the depth and intensity of Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98" and the enchanting "Valse Triste" by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Join us for a night of exceptional music that promises to captivate and inspire. 

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

Student Composers Concert 31

  • Thursday, November 14, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to participate in the profound and playful pursuit of premiering new compositions and improvisations. Join us for the creation of freshly fabricated compositions and inventive, interactive improvisations.  

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

Poets Corner  

Belhaven Choral Arts 

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us for an enchanting concert featuring beautiful settings of well-known poems by renowned poets, inspired by Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. The Belhaven Chorale and Women’s Ensemble will bring these literary masterpieces to life through captivating choral arrangements. Experience the unique blend of poetry and music as we celebrate the timeless beauty of poetic expression. Enjoy an evening that will touch your heart and inspire your soul, honoring the great poets remembered in Poets' Corner. 

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

Best of Belhaven I Concert  

  • Thursday, November 19, 2024
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

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 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

The 92tHh Annual Singing Christmas Tree

  • Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., Belhaven Bowel Stadium
  • Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Belhaven Bowel Stadium

Voices! Carols! Lights! The Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree is the oldest continuous outdoor singing Christmas tree tradition in North America. Dr. Rebecca Geihsler-Chittom, assisted by Mrs. Katie Moody, conducts the tree made up of Belhaven Choral Arts singers along with additional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and choristers from area churches, in collaboration with Belhaven’s other fine arts programs. Together we join forces to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! 

Complimentary admission. 

Seafaring Serenades

Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us for an unforgettable Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert featuring songs of the sea, shanties, and enchanting melodies of sirens and mermaids. Our talented vocalists will transport you to the maritime world with their stirring renditions of seafaring tunes and mythical ballads. Experience the rich traditions and captivating tales of the ocean as we bring to life the adventurous spirit of sailors and the mesmerizing allure of sea creatures. Don't miss this evening of nautical music that promises to captivate your imagination and leave you longing for the open sea. 

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Night of Broadway

A Concert Celebration of Musical Theatre
Directed by Jeff Allen Young & Chrissy Hrivnak

  • March 21-22, 7:00pm
  • March 22, 2:00pm matinee
  • Blackbox Theatre

Join us as students from across campus share their singing, dancing, and acting talents in a concert celebration of musical theatre! With selections from musicals past and present, this annual event is sure to have something for everyone!

Admission is complimentary. We will not be accepting reservations for this production. Seating is first come, first served. Individuals must be physically present to claim a seat. Seating list opens one hour prior to the performance time.

Belhaven Strings & Orchestra Showcase

  • Friday, March 21, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Please come to cerebrate and enjoy an evening with Belhaven University’s outstanding string soloists, chamber ensembles and the Symphonic Orchestra. You are guaranteed a night full of musical variety and delight!

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook. 

All-State strings Festival Concert

  • Saturday, March 23, 2025
  • 3:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Mississippi All-State String Orchestra consists of talented pre-collegiate string students from all over Mississippi.  This concert is the culmination of their two-day intensive orchestra training. Please come to support our young generation of talented Mississippi musicians.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Instrumental Arts Concert 

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us this evening as Belhaven wind and percussion students showcase their musical talents through brass quintets, woodwind choirs, percussion ensemble and wind ensemble literature of the highest quality.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Student Composers Concert 32

  • Friday, April 4, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to participate in the profound and playful pursuit of premiering new compositions and improvisations. Join us for the creation of freshly fabricated compositions and inventive, interactive improvisations.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

MS TrebleSong Honor Choir Concert

  • Saturday, April 5, 2025
  • 3:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Mississippi Treblesong Honor Choir consists of talented 7-12th grade vocalists from all over Mississippi.  This concert is the culmination of their two-day intensive choral training. Please come to support our young generation of talented Mississippi musicians.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook

John 14:27

Belhaven Choral Arts Concert

  • Monday, April 14, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

Join us as the Belhaven Chorale and Women’s Ensemble presents a concert focusing on the text from John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Our Choral arts will present a beautiful selection of sacred and contemporary choral works, exploring the message of peace and reassurance. Experience an evening of music that reminds us that true peace is found through Christ and that His love always surrounds us.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Best of Belhaven II and Music Awards

  • Saturday, April 26, 2025
  • 7:00 p.m., Center of the Arts Concert Hall

The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances of the semester on one concert.  We will also present music awards to several of our talented majors.

Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Watch the livestream on the Belhaven University Music Department page on Facebook.

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13