April 1, 2011: On April 16, 2011, at 7:30 pm, Belhaven University’s Choral and Vocal Arts will be presenting Iberian Romance in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Voice majors, of all voice types, are working on Spanish selections from various time periods and will be featured during the concert.

"Chorally, this event is very challenging, requiring lots of work on less familiar languages, but fun and interesting due to the musical content," said Dr. Christopher Shelt, Professor of Voice, Music Ministries, and Choral Activities.

Iberian Romance is a concert of choral and vocal works written in the Ibero-Romance family of languages, Spanish and Portuguese. Expect exquisite examples from diverse style periods and countries of origin, including some from the pop idioms. This colorful concert will also feature Jean Berger’s work, A Brazilian Psalm. This text, largely a setting of Psalm 150, is the longest work in Portuguese. There is complementary admission and doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.