April 14th, 2014
On April 11, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra did their first Masterworks concert off-site at Messiah College’s new Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts to rave reviews from David Dunkle, entertainment reporter for the Carlisle Sentinel. The HSO was performing with Messiah College choral ensembles, including Concert Choir, Choral Arts Society and the ensemble-in-residence Susquehanna Chorale.
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April 3rd, 2014
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will travel to Messiah’s Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts April 11 for a rare West Shore performance. Joined by the College’s Choral Arts Society, Concert Choir and ensemble-in-residence Susquehanna Chorale, HSO will perform “Elijah.”
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October 22nd, 2013
The Oct. 22 Harrisburg Patriot-News reviewed the performance of “Abyssinian” last night at Messiah College calling it “heavenly.”
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October 18th, 2013
Local arts writer Ellen Hughes previews the upcoming performance of “Abyssinian,” featuring Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chorale Le Chateau.
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November 22nd, 2011
The debate about capitalism between Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute and Jim Wallis of Sojourners on November 9 at Messiah College drew a large crowd. The topic proved to be especially relevant in light of Occupy Wall Street protests popping up in cities around the country, wrote World On Campus in a November 11 post.
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November 3rd, 2011
Messiah Trustee Kim Smith responded to criticism of Messiah College for hosting a lecture by Frances Fox Piven in a Nov. 2 Letter to the Editor in the Lancaster newspaper.
Read “Lecture sparks spirited, but civil, exchange.”
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October 25th, 2011
After receiving quite a bit of criticism for hosting Frances Fox Piven as the speaker for the Annual Democracy Lecture, Dean of the School of Humanities Pete Powers further explains the College’s mission and educational goals for the lecture in an October 20 opinion piece in the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
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March 1st, 2010
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates lectured at Messiah College on Feb. 25 as the keynote address for the Humanities Symposium as well as the Centennial. Gates used his personal narrative to give an informative, witty, and endearing lecture on the value of genealogy and genetics research. The Patriot-News recapped the lecture in a Feb. 28 article.
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November 23rd, 2009
Messiah’s Concert Choir and the Susquehanna Chorale were among three vocal ensembles performing Haydn’s “Creation” with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra the weekend of November 20-21. The concert received an excellent review in the November 22 Harrisburg Patriot-News. The concert was sponsored by the College in honor of its Centennial.
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October 8th, 2008
The Ernest L. Boyer Center is lauded in an opinion piece by Catherine Meeks for facilitating an “impressive” conference on race, education, and faith. Meeks is the executive director of Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table, a community resource center and outreach program located in a public housing development in Macon, Georgia. As she writes in her opinion piece, published Oct. 8 in the “Macon Telegraph,” the answer to the question, “Can we talk about race?” is a resounding “Yes.”
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