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March 15th, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 15, 2016) — Messiah College today launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community over the age of 21. Continue reading…
March 9th, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 9, 2016) — On Sat., April 30 from 8-10 p.m., Messiah College will host its Jazz Ensembles in Parmer Hall, in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The concert will feature special guest Tim Warfield Jr., a Messiah College artist-in-residence and Grammy- nominated saxophonist. He will join JazzONE under the direction of William Stowman and JazzTWO under the direction of Todd Goranson for an evening of big band jazz. The program will feature standard arrangements and new works for jazz ensembles. This event is free and open to the public; no ticket required. For more information, visit messiah.edu/highcenter and click on “concerts.” Additional questions about the concert can be directed to William Stowman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading…
March 2nd, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 2, 2016)—The Messiah College Choral Arts Society, directed by award-winning conductor Linda L. Tedford, will perform two pieces addressing central themes in Jewish culture and history: “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein, with choir, harp, organ and percussion, and “Holocaust Cantata” by Donald McCullough, featuring choir, cello and piano. The concert will be held Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in Messiah College’s Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Tickets are available through the Messiah College Box Office at 717-691-6036 or messiah.edu/tickets. In its 70th season, Messiah College Choral Arts Society performs choral masterpieces for area audiences. The choir is open to community members and students by audition.
About “Chichester Psalms”
“The program is a study of contrasts,” said Tedford. “In ‘Chichester Psalms’ the Jewish people are praising God with the Psalms of David, set to music that is joyful, tender, uplifting.” Sung in Hebrew, the “Chichester Psalms” were commissioned for a 1965 music festival at Chichester Cathedral in England, but first performed by the New York Philharmonic, directed by Bernstein, on July 15, 1965.
About the “Holocaust Cantata”
The “Holocaust Cantata,” on the other hand, is a collection of letters and songs, written by Polish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. Haunting melodies express longing, loss and the life-affirming power of music and community. “Donald McCullough features music of ordinary people – music embraced by the whole community and passed secretly through oral singing,” said Tedford. The Cantata has no overall plot or story. Translated from the original Polish to English by lyricist Denny Clark, each piece is a reflection by a different person, each in a different place and time within the holocaust experience. Between music selections, the prisoners’ letters will be read by choir members and theatre students.
About the Messiah College Choral Arts Society
The Messiah College Choral Arts Society enters its 71st season this year, continuing its commitment to fine performances of major choral works with orchestra. The choir is open to community members and Messiah students, faculty and staff by audition.
The Choral Arts Society is under the direction of Linda L. Tedford, Director of Choral Activities at Messiah College. She is also the founder and conductor of the Susquehanna Chorale, Ensemble-in-Residence at Messiah College. She is a recipient of Chorus America’s Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the PA American Choral Directors Association prestigious Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence and Theater Harrisburg’s Award for Distinguished Service in the Capitol Area. Ms. Tedford holds a master of music in conducting from Temple University, where she studied with internationally respected conductor, Robert Page.
About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.
March 1st, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (February 26, 2016) — On April 23, Messiah College Department of Music showcases its Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds at 8 p.m. in Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This concert features Messiah College’s Wind Ensemble, conducted by Bradley Genevro, Symphonic Winds conducted by William Stowman, and guest soloist Barry Green. The general public is welcome to attend this free performance; no ticket is required. For more information, visit messiah.edu/highcenter and choose “concerts.” Questions about the performance can be directed to Brad Genevro at email@example.com. Continue reading…
February 23rd, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2016) — The Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, (Linda L. Tedford, conductor) will present a concert at Messiah College’s Parmer Hall in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on April 3, 2016 at 3 p.m. The choir’s 2016 tour, March 9-13, will take the 45-member group to churches and schools in central and eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. CDs will be available for purchase, including the ensemble’s newest release, “Music Down in My Soul.” The tour will officially conclude on April 3, when the choir presents its home campus concert in Parmer Hall. Continue reading…
February 15th, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 15, 2016) — Messiah’s Opera Workshop, winner of the 2014 National Opera Association opera production competition, joins the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Messiah College Symphony Orchestra for a fully-mounted production of “The Tender Land.” Performances are in Miller Theatre, located in the Climenhaga Building, at 8 p.m. on April 7-9, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for students (with I.D.). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets. For questions about “The Tender Land” contact Kevin Hodes at 717-766-2511, ext. 2780.
February 11th, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 10, 2016) — Messiah College School of the Arts will host Azaguno: African Drum and Dance Ensemble on March 18. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Messiah College’s Parmer Hall, located in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This multi-ethnic show will feature traditional African, African-American, Carribean and Latin American music and dance. It is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased via the ticket office at 717-691-6036 or messiah.edu/tickets. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students (with ID). For more information, visit http://www.messiah.edu/info/21433/cultural_series. Messiah will also host a dance clinic on Tuesdsay, March 15 and a Percussion Clinic on March 16. Both events are free and open to the public. No Tickets required. Continue reading…
February 3rd, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 3, 2016) — Mark Samels, executive producer of PBS’s American Experience, will deliver the keynote address “To Tell a True Story” Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Center for Public Humanities and is part of the College’s annual Humanities Symposium. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To obtain a ticket, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or visit messiah.edu/tickets. For more information, contact Shirley Groff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading…
January 29th, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 29, 2016) — The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies will hold its annual Schrag Lectures on March 17 at Messiah College. This year’s lecturer is Dr. Molly Worthen. She will deliver a lecture “The Curious History of the Christian Worldview: Theological Origins of the Culture Wars,” which will draw from her recent book, “Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism.” It will consider the role of Anabaptists and Wesleyans in the evangelical movement in the years after World War II. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Admission is free; no ticket is required. For more information, contact Devin Manzullo-Thomas at email@example.com. Continue reading…
January 19th, 2016
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 19, 2016) —The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently granted a $530,000 award to further existing Stabler endowments for nursing and general scholarship aid at Messiah College, continuing a significant investment in the availability of scholarship funds at the College. Continue reading…