Holiday Concert Monday, Nov. 27

Bobby Ivey directs the Vocal Chamber Ensemble at Pearce Auditorium during "Concerts Connecting Cultures...Get Your Passport Ready!" presented by the Brenau University Department of Music.

Bobby Ivey directs the Vocal Chamber Ensemble at Pearce Auditorium during "Concerts Connecting Cultures...Get Your Passport Ready!" presented by the Brenau University Department of Music.

Spectrum Singers, directed by Bobby Ivey, will present a Holiday Concert featuring “Gloria” by Randal Bass and other Christmas favorites on Monday, Nov. 27, at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Hosch Theatre. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Spectrum Winds and Il Portale Musicale Concert Tuesday, Nov. 14

Donald Strand, adjunct instructor of music, conducts the Spectrum Winds. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Donald Strand, adjunct instructor of music, conducts the Spectrum Winds. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Water: A Musical Perspective FlyerOn Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Department of Music will present a combined Spectrum Winds and Il Portale Musicale concert. This concert will feature both the Brenau University Spectrum Winds ensemble and solo performances from the music majors.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Nov. 12, Forum, Nov. 14

Home and Harvest

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events this upcoming week, “Family Day: Home and Harvest” on Sunday, Nov. 12, and “Forum: The Gold Rush,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Sunday’s “Family Day: Home and Harvest” lets the whole family experience the close of the harvest season and preparing home for the winter in 18th, 19th, and early 20th century Northeast Georgia traditions. The day will include food, music, dancing, storytelling, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Family Days are held on the second Sunday of each month through December from 1-4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Tuesday’s Forum will focus on the 1829 Gold Rush, a pivotal event in the history of Northeast Georgia that has had lasting effects on the lands and waters of the region. Hear Dr. Bryan Sorohan discuss the environmental legacy of the search for gold in the mountains and streams in this part of the state. The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and is $3 for non-members.

Forums are held the second Tuesday of each month through December.

For more information on these events, call 770-297-5900, email historycenter@brenau.edu, or visit negahc.org.

Gospel Choir Concert Sunday, Nov. 5

Brenau Gospel Choir

The Brenau University Department of Music presents an inspirational Gospel Choir Concert, “All of God’s People,” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, in Pearce Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5.

This moving concert offers a range of music with a mass choir, including community singers and the Brenau University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Portia Burns.

Stage Tour: Crazy for You Tuesday, Oct. 24

'Crazy For You' Show PosterThe Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents a stage tour of its upcoming production of “Crazy for You” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the John S. Burd Center, Hosch Theatre.

“Crazy for You” tells story of a young New York banker who is sent to the sleepy town of Deadrock, Nevada. This hilarious, Tony Award winning, song-and-dance extravaganza features the Gershwin classics “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Embraceable You.” The show is rated PG.

For tickets and show and stage tour information, call +1-678-717-3624 or visit gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.

Vocal Chamber Ensemble and Flowery Branch Advanced Women’s Choir, Oct. 24

Vocal Chamber Ensemble. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)The Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Flowery Branch Advanced Women’s Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts Atrium.

The concert will include a program of choral music featuring lyrics of famous poets including Alfred Lord Tennyson, E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson and others. Directed by Bobby Ivey and Stacie Mavis.

The concert is free and open to the public. For information, call +1-770-538-4764 or visit brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/music.

VoceVista Concert Tuesday, Oct. 10

VoceVisa Workshop FlyerBrenau alumna Kirstin Ariel, along with Robert Dunlap, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Pearce Auditorium. The concert will feature repertoire by familiar classical composers including Charles Gounod, Johann Strauss and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as contemporary composers Tom Cipullo and Ben Moore.

The concert is free and open to the public.

This concert is in conjunction with the VoceVista Workshop, lead by Ariel and Dunlap. The VoceVista Workshop will take place 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Banks Recital Hall, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The focus of the workshop will be to demonstrate how to find effective and accurate ways to measure subglottal pressure, formant frequencies and other performance techniques such as onset and consonant use in hopes of improving vocal tone and ensemble singing through the use of the VoceVista software. For more information on the workshop or to register for the workshop, call 770.538.4764 or email nfinley@brenau.edu.

Sunday Family Day: Frontier Conflict, Frontier Coexistence

Northeast Georgia History CenterThe Northeast Georgia History Center presents this month’s Family Day, “Frontier Conflict, Frontier Coexistence,” at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 10.

Experience 300 years of interaction between Native-American and European-American cultures. From the first contact of the De Soto expedition with the Mississippian societies in the 16th century, to the changing alliances of the Creek, Cherokee, British and Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries, through the Trail of Tears of the 19th century, the Northeast Georgia Frontier has seen violent conflict and mutually beneficial coexistence.

Learn about it all with living history demonstrations and hands-on activities at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

Admission is free. Family days are held the second Sunday of each month from September through December.

Congratulations, Madia Cooper-Ashirifi and Family

Ellis Nana Kweku Ashirifi,Madia Cooper-Ashirifi and Kwabena Ashirifi welcomed baby boy, Ellis Nana Kweku Ashirifi, at 5:07 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, in Lawrenceville. He weighed 8 lbs 9 oz.

Junior Music Recital Friday, June 16

Gabrielle Wagner, left, performs with Amber Urso, right, in Brenau University’s opera workshop of “Little Red Riding Hood.”

Gabrielle Wagner will give her Junior Recital at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the Atrium of the Burd Center.

Her repertoire includes music by well-known classical composers Handel, Bellini, and Schubert; as well as by American composer John Adams. However, the main theme of the vocal literature is the lullaby. Gabrielle’s theme reflects her new life as a mother, having given birth in March to a healthy baby boy. She is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in advanced music: voice.

This concert is free and open to the public. Ben Leaptrott will be accompanying at the piano. Wagner will also be assisted by music major, Alyssa Stowers.