April 10, 2013 (Jackson) - Try not tapping your feet during Belhaven’s Choral and Vocal Arts performance of Jazz Vibrations. This free concert on Saturday, April 13 will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

The Belhaven Jazz Ensemble, Belhaven Chorale and 80 voices from the Belhaven Concert Choir will take the stage with other soloists and small ensembles for an evening of jazz and influenced styles. The performance will focus on Big Band music from 1940-1950 with music from artists like Otis Redding and Duke Ellington.

Dr. Christopher Shelt, Professor of Voice, Church Music and Choral Activities, will join with Dr. Paxton Girtmon, Associate Professor of Music, to conduct this special night of jazz music.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.