Brenau Students Sing at NGMC Remembrance Service

Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey KlokerBrenau students Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey Kloker performed at the second annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service on March 23 in Walters Auditorium at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

This event honors the lives of the infants who are no longer with us. At the ceremony, each family received a candle to light in honor of their infant.

Thank you to our amazing students and everyone who came out to support this event.

‘Dare to Dream’ Concert, April 16

The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble present Dare to Dream, a concert of special songs with a vision of our future 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center. Bobby Ivey, director. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact 770-538-4764 or ude.uanerb@kooc-regeera.

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Day, April 14

The Northeast Georgia History Center’s next Family Day, From the Mountains to the Sea: The Civil War in North Georgia, is from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14.

This family-friendly event will examine the Civil War’s effects in North Georgia and feature living-history demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and museum theater performances. Free and open to the public. Information: 770-297-5900.

GTA Discovery Series: The Kiss April 11-15

A poster for "The Kiss"The Gainesville Theatre Alliance Discovery Series presents The Kiss, a world premiere show, 7:30 p.m. April 11-15 in the Theatre on the Square, Brenau Downtown Center.

Set in a museum in front of Gustav Klimt’s beloved painting The Kiss, this play invites the audience to share in moments of compassion and comedy as pairs of characters experience this famous painting and find the courage to connect, with differing levels of success. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. April 12-15 with a preview at 7:30 p.m. April 11. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 678-717-3624 or visit

GTA presents Cabaret, April 9-20

"Cabaret" posterThe Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents Cabaret Tuesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 20, in the Ed Cabell Theatre of University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus.

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish master of ceremonies tells the fantastically lush tale of two pairs of star-crossed lovers struggling to pursue their dreams as the Third Reich takes over Germany.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance brings this R-rated musical to life this spring. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 9-13 and April 16-20, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. April 14 and 20 and a preview performance at 7:30 p.m. April 8. Tickets are $28-30 for adults, $26-28 for seniors and $18-20 for students. For more information call 678-717-3624 or visit

Opera Workshop “Curtain Call!” Saturday, April 6

The Brenau Music Department presents an opera workshop, Curtain Call! at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in Pearce Auditorium.     

Enjoy an evening of operatic selections by students from the university with voices of passion and romance.

The workshop will be directed by Jan Grissom with Ben Leaptrott on piano, open and free to the public.

For more information call 770-538-4764 or visit

Bach Meets Jazz Spectrum Winds Concert April 9

The Spectrum Winds perform Water, a Musical Perspective, a concert by Brenau's Spectrum Winds with solos from HONORS Il Portale Musicale. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Spectrum Winds perform Water, a Musical Perspective, a concert by Brenau's Spectrum Winds with solos from HONORS Il Portale Musicale. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau Spectrum Winds present their spring concert Bach Meets Jazz at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in Pearce Auditorium.

Free and open to the public. 

For more information call 770-538-4764 or visit

History Center Forum: The War Outside My Window, April 9

The Northeast Georgia History Center’s April forum is The War Outside My Window at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.

Writer and Historian Janet Elizabeth Croon speaks on the Civil War journals of young Macon resident Leroy Wiley Gresham, who suffered a debilitating accident before the war, and whose chronicling of his own slow death was in tandem with the rise and demise of the Confederacy.

Admission is free for members, $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 770-297-5900.

Jazz Days at Brenau, April 4 and 9

Jazz Days at Brenau posterThe Music Department will host “Jazz Days at Brenau” Thursday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 9. Enjoy the swinging sounds of jazz at these special events!

“Beauty and the Beat: Jazz Engagements with J.S. Bach” will be presented at 1 p.m., April 4, in Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall by music professor Tamika Sterrs-Howard. This presentation will be followed by the “Second Annual Jazz Café Concert” at 2 p.m.  in the Tea Room. Sterrs-Howard and friends will perform while you enjoy a hot latte with some cool jazz, featuring some of the best musicians around. Free and open to the public. 

At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, the Spectrum Winds will perform their Il Portale Musicale Honors concert, Bach Meets Jazz: Bach, Bebop, and the In-between, in Pearce Auditorium. The beat and swing of jazz lights up the student recital and Spectrum Winds ensemble like never before! Sterrs-Howard will direct. Free and open to the public. 

For more information on these events, call 770-538-4764 or email ude.uanerb@drawoh-srretst.

A Frozen Ballet March 22-24

Anna and Elsa hug Olaf in Frozen balletThere’ll be magic, there’ll be fun!

The Gainesville Ballet Company will present an encore performance of A Frozen Ballet by award-winning choreographer Kassandra Taylor-Newberry March 22-24 in Pearce Auditorium.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23; and 2 p.m. March 24. Tickets are $14-28 and can purchased at

For more information: 770-532-4241 or gro.tellabellivseniag@ofnicbg.