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Fine Arts Calendar

All events are open to the public. Tickets are required for the Concert Opera & Drama Series, plays and theatre productions and Chorale concerts.

April 2022

Percussion Ensemble

Apr 1, Fri 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Come enjoy the exciting sounds of the University's Percussion Ensemble.

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Apr 1, Fri
5:30 p.m.

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BFA Studio Art Exhibition Opening

Apr 1, Fri 6:30 p.m.

Sargent Art Building, Exhibition Corridor

Exhibit on display through May 6

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Apr 1, Fri
6:30 p.m.

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Emile Pandolfi

Apr 1, Fri 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

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Apr 1, Fri
7:00 p.m.

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The Outside

Apr 1, Fri 7:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Hall

In this one-act play by the godmother of the American theatre, two women take up residence in an abandoned life-saving station on the outer shore of the cape of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they grieve the loss of their husbands. In a life-giving act of communion, their combined grief gives them hope for the future.

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Apr 1, Fri
7:00 p.m.

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The Outside

Apr 1, Fri 8:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Hall

In this one-act play by the godmother of the American theatre, two women take up residence in an abandoned life-saving station on the outer shore of the cape of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they grieve the loss of their husbands. In a life-giving act of communion, their combined grief gives them hope for the future.

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Apr 1, Fri
8:00 p.m.

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The Outside

Apr 1, Fri 9:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Hall

In this one-act play by the godmother of the American theatre, two women take up residence in an abandoned life-saving station on the outer shore of the cape of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they grieve the loss of their husbands. In a life-giving act of communion, their combined grief gives them hope for the future.

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Apr 1, Fri
9:00 p.m.

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Cello Performance Recital: Anne Smith

Apr 2, Sat 1:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Barber, Dvořák, and others.

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Apr 2, Sat
1:00 p.m.

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Flute Performance Recital: Lauren Davies

Apr 2, Sat 3:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Bach, Jadin, and Ibert.

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Apr 2, Sat
3:00 p.m.

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Concerto/Aria Finals

Apr 2, Sat 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

The finalists of the Concerto/Aria Competition Finals will perform. The finalists are Ben Beam, Blair Carrier, Zach Davidson, Susan Dunn, Aaron Fox, Sarah Johnson, Taryn Johnson, and Taylor Worley. The winners of the competition will perform with the Symphony Orchestra or Symphonic Wind Band during the 2021–22 concert season.

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Apr 2, Sat
7:00 p.m.

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Handbell Choirs

Apr 4, Mon 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Celebrating 30 years, the Handbell Choir is excited to present music that highlights the progression of handbell ringing and music over the past three decades. The choir will present music from the past that demonstrates how handbell choir music has grown. We are even hoping to add some alumni in our concert finale.

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Apr 4, Mon
5:30 p.m.

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Symphonic Wind Band, ‘Water Music’

Apr 8, Fri 7:00 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Water is the thread of this beautiful and varied year-end concert, featuring works by John Barnes Chance, Ito Yasuhide, and Anthony Iannaccone.

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Apr 8, Fri
7:00 p.m.

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Violin Principal Recital: Isabella Skellenger

Apr 9, Sat 1:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Telemann, Beethoven, and others.

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Apr 9, Sat
1:00 p.m.

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Voice Performance Recital: Megan Westphal

Apr 9, Sat 3:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Beach, Vivaldi, and others.

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Apr 9, Sat
3:00 p.m.

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String Chamber Recital

Apr 9, Sat 5:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The Department of Instrumental Studies presents its string majors in chamber ensembles, featuring a variety of composers and group instrumentations.

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Apr 9, Sat
5:00 p.m.

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String Chamber Recital

Apr 11, Mon 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The Department of Instrumental Studies presents in a second spring recital, its string majors in chamber ensembles, featuring a variety of composers and group instrumentations.

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Apr 11, Mon
5:30 p.m.

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Chamber Harp Ensemble

Apr 13, Wed 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Enjoy the beautiful sound of a dozen or more harps as the Chamber Harp Ensemble directed by Emily Waggoner presents their spring concert.

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Apr 13, Wed
5:30 p.m.

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Concert, Opera & Drama Series: Living Gallery

Apr 14, Thu 7:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

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Apr 14, Thu
7:30 p.m.

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Concert, Opera & Drama Series: Living Gallery

Apr 15, Fri 4:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

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Apr 15, Fri
4:30 p.m.

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Voice Principal Recital: Austin Bates

Apr 15, Fri 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Bach, Fauré, and others.

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Apr 15, Fri
5:30 p.m.

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Concert, Opera & Drama Series: Living Gallery

Apr 15, Fri 7:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

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Apr 15, Fri
7:30 p.m.

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Trombone Principal Recital: Daniel Elston

Apr 16, Sat 1:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Grøndahl, Pergolesi, and others.

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Apr 16, Sat
1:00 p.m.

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Concert, Opera & Drama Series: Living Gallery

Apr 16, Sat 2:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

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Apr 16, Sat
2:00 p.m.

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Faculty Cello Recital: Daria Janssen

Apr 16, Sat 3:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

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Apr 16, Sat
3:00 p.m.

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Concert, Opera & Drama Series: Living Gallery

Apr 16, Sat 4:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

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Apr 16, Sat
4:30 p.m.

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Concert, Opera & Drama Series: Living Gallery

Apr 16, Sat 7:30 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

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Apr 16, Sat
7:30 p.m.

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Annual University Music Contests Showcase

Apr 18, Mon 7:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Open music contests are held each year among university students. The winners in each contest showcase their pieces in this public performance. This competition features winners in keyboard, voice, woodwinds, bowed strings, harp and brass.

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Apr 18, Mon
7:00 p.m.

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University Singers

Apr 20, Wed 5:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

Be inspired and delighted by the acclaimed University Singers as they perform a varied selection of choral music. The energy and passion of the Freshmen choir of nearly 100 singers never disappoint!

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Apr 20, Wed
5:30 p.m.

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Grad Show: MacBeth

Apr 21, Thu 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The Theatre Graduate students present Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Three witches present Macbeth with a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland. He and his wife, Lady Macbeth, conspire and then kill the king. They become king and queen, but Macbeth's paranoia pushes him to more tragic bloodshed. Was this Macbeth's fate or did he create his own undoing?

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Apr 21, Thu
7:00 p.m.

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Chorale

Apr 22, Fri 6:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Director Andrew Huish and the BJU Chorale presents their much anticipated and delightful spring concert in the War Memorial Chapel.

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Apr 22, Fri
6:30 p.m.

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Grad Show: MacBeth

Apr 22, Fri 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The Theatre Graduate students present Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Three witches present Macbeth with a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland. He and his wife, Lady Macbeth, conspire and then kill the king. They become king and queen, but Macbeth's paranoia pushes him to more tragic bloodshed. Was this Macbeth's fate or did he create his own undoing?

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Apr 22, Fri
7:00 p.m.

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Chorale

Apr 22, Fri 8:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Director Andrew Huish and the BJU Chorale presents their much anticipated and delightful spring concert in the War Memorial Chapel.

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Apr 22, Fri
8:00 p.m.

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Voice Performance Recital: Naomi Goetz

Apr 23, Sat 1:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Schumann, Vivaldi, and others.

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Apr 23, Sat
1:00 p.m.

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Grad Show: MacBeth

Apr 23, Sat 2:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The Theatre Graduate students present Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Three witches present Macbeth with a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland. He and his wife, Lady Macbeth, conspire and then kill the king. They become king and queen, but Macbeth's paranoia pushes him to more tragic bloodshed. Was this Macbeth's fate or did he create his own undoing?

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Apr 23, Sat
2:00 p.m.

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Voice Principal Recital: Rachel Stoner & Alexander Moreno

Apr 23, Sat 5:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Mozart, Fauré, and others.

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Apr 23, Sat
5:00 p.m.

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Faculty Voice Recital: Megan Stapleton

Apr 23, Sat 7:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

“A Concert of Arias.” The program features works by Bach, Mozart, and others.

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Apr 23, Sat
7:00 p.m.

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Grad Show: MacBeth

Apr 23, Sat 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

The Theatre Graduate students present Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Three witches present Macbeth with a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland. He and his wife, Lady Macbeth, conspire and then kill the king. They become king and queen, but Macbeth's paranoia pushes him to more tragic bloodshed. Was this Macbeth's fate or did he create his own undoing?

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Apr 23, Sat
7:00 p.m.

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String Orchestra

Apr 25, Mon 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The String Orchestra, under the direction of Yuriy Leonovich, presents an “All-Bach” program. Enjoy Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, with Joanna Mulfinger and Brandon Ironside, violins. The program will also include Bach’s Suite No. 3, BWV 1068, which includes the celebrated Air.

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Apr 25, Mon
5:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Alas (And Other Remedies)

Apr 25, Mon 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Erin Naler directs a play by David Schwingle in which sisters Lizzy and Mary Bess struggle to find resolution and meaning after a tragic event ends Mary Bess’ musical aspirations. Lizzy takes the blame while the family finds no words to say. Music, language, and laptops collide as Lizzy seeks someone to take her away forever.

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Apr 25, Mon
7:30 p.m.

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Concert Choir

Apr 26, Tue 7:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Believing that “things learned in song are remembered long,” Dr. Fred R. Coleman directs the BJU Concert Choir in pairing nuanced choral expression with timeless biblical truths.

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Apr 26, Tue
7:00 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Alas (And Other Remedies)

Apr 26, Tue 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Erin Naler directs a play by David Schwingle in which sisters Lizzy and Mary Bess struggle to find resolution and meaning after a tragic event ends Mary Bess’ musical aspirations. Lizzy takes the blame while the family finds no words to say. Music, language, and laptops collide as Lizzy seeks someone to take her away forever.

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Apr 26, Tue
7:30 p.m.

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Lyric Choir

Apr 28, Thu 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The Lyric Choir and Director Laura Brundage present “A World Full of Music” - a delightful concert of folk songs from around the world.

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Apr 28, Thu
5:30 p.m.

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University Symphony Orchestra: Revolutionary Romantics

Apr 28, Thu 7:00 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium

Soloists Yuriy Leonovich (cello faculty) and Deanna Moore (piano faculty) join forces with the BJUSO for an evening of romantic greats featuring Camille Saint-Saëns’ Suite for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 16b and Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert opens with a world premiere of music theory faculty David Janssen’s Wilderness Overture.

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Apr 28, Thu
7:00 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Alas (And Other Remedies)

Apr 28, Thu 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Erin Naler directs a play by David Schwingle in which sisters Lizzy and Mary Bess struggle to find resolution and meaning after a tragic event ends Mary Bess’ musical aspirations. Lizzy takes the blame while the family finds no words to say. Music, language, and laptops collide as Lizzy seeks someone to take her away forever.

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Apr 28, Thu
7:30 p.m.

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Harp Performance Recital: Olivia Holmes

Apr 29, Fri 5:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Parry, Mozart, Pierné, and others.

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Apr 29, Fri
5:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Alas (And Other Remedies)

Apr 29, Fri 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Erin Naler directs a play by David Schwingle in which sisters Lizzy and Mary Bess struggle to find resolution and meaning after a tragic event ends Mary Bess’ musical aspirations. Lizzy takes the blame while the family finds no words to say. Music, language, and laptops collide as Lizzy seeks someone to take her away forever.

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Apr 29, Fri
7:30 p.m.

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Piano Performance Recital: Katrina Kahlhamer

Apr 30, Sat 3:00 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

The program includes works by Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, and others.

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Apr 30, Sat
3:00 p.m.

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Rivertree with Chamber Singers

Apr 30, Sat 7:30 p.m.

War Memorial Chapel

Student discount code to secure a $5 ticket: “musicbju”

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Apr 30, Sat
7:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Alas (And Other Remedies)

Apr 30, Sat 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Erin Naler directs a play by David Schwingle in which sisters Lizzy and Mary Bess struggle to find resolution and meaning after a tragic event ends Mary Bess’ musical aspirations. Lizzy takes the blame while the family finds no words to say. Music, language, and laptops collide as Lizzy seeks someone to take her away forever.

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Apr 30, Sat
7:30 p.m.

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