Gospel Choir Concert Monday, March 20

Brenau University Gospel Choir concert (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University Gospel Choir concert (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau University Gospel Choir will perform its spring concert, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, on Monday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the John S. Burd Center’s Hosch Theatre.

The concert, directed by Portia Burns, will feature spiritual songs from many lands. This performance is free and open to the public. For information, visit brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/music or call 770.538.4764.

History Center Hosts Family Day Sunday, March 12 and Forum Tuesday, March 14

The Northeast Georgia History Center will present two events in the next week: Family Day on Sunday, March 12, and a forum on Tuesday, March 14.

Family Day’s theme will be “From Plow to Plate: Mountain Food Ways.” It will run from 1-4 p.m. on March 12 and will include cooking in the cabin, planting in the garden and sharing traditional recipes for attendees to try at home, as the History Center celebrates the planting season with hands-on activities, living history interpretation and demonstrations. Family Days will be held through April on the second Sunday of each month and are free and open to the public.

The forum on “Rural Churches of Georgia” will begin at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the History Center. Dr. George Hart will be on hand to share a statewide effort to research, record and, if possible, preserve the remaining historic rural churches of Georgia. The effort is noncommercial and is made up of a small group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of our past and the dissemination of as much knowledge as possible.

Hart’s book will also be available for sale in the Museum Shop. Northeast Georgia History Center forums are held through June on the second Tuesday of each month. Admissions is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 770.297.5900, visit negahc.org or email historycenter@brenau.edu.

Leaptrott Trio Concert Saturday, March 11

The Leaptrott Trio is, from left, Kenn Wagner, Ben Leaptrott and Charae Krueger.

The Leaptrott Trio will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2160 Cooper Lake Road SE, Smyrna, Georgia. This concert is jointly sponsored by Brenau University’s Department of Music and the Atlanta Alumni chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a national music honor fraternity. Brenau’s chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, as well as a number of the university’s music majors, will be in attendance.

The Leaptrott Trio includes Kenn Wagner, Charae Krueger and Ben Leaptrott. Kenn Wagner is first violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Charae Krueger is principal cello with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Ben Leaptrott is a highly sought-after collaborative pianist in and around Atlanta, and he serves as an assistant professor of music at Brenau University.

The concert is free and open to the public. All Brenau faculty, staff, students, alumni and prospective students are invited to attend. For information, call 770.538.4764 or email nfinley@brenau.edu.

Senior Music Recital Friday, March 10

Music major Shelby Cody will perform her senior recital on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium. This senior recital will showcase ingénue operatic arias as well as traditional art song repertoire. The recital is free and open to the public.

NEGAHC Hosts French and Indian War and ‘The Ghosts of Gruhn Field’ Programs

Northeast Georgia History Center LogoThe Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events next week with “Family Day: The French and Indian War” on Sunday, Feb. 12, and “Forum: The Ghosts of Bobby Gruhn Field” on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Sunday’s “Family Day: The French and Indian War” will include living history, museum theater and hands-on activities that will bring to life the conflict that won an empire for Britain and put America on the path to Revolution. Family Days are held on the second Sunday of each month through April from 1-4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

At Tuesday’s forum, Gainesville native Sammy Smith will present some stories from his new book of sports-related heroism and achievement of the past. The Ghosts of Bobby Gruhn Field is a nostalgic collection of stories tied to City Park and the famed football stadium throughout the Gainesville High School years. Its editor, Sammy Smith, compiled stories from writers such as Phil Jackson, Johnny Vardeman, Heyward Gnann, Phil Hudgins and much more. History Center Forums are held the second Tuesday of each month through June. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and is $3 for nonmembers.

For more information on these events, call 770.297.5900, email historycenter@brenau.edu or visit negahc.org.

GTA Repertory Company ‘Oedipus’ Performance Feb. 8

Come to a performance of Oedipus on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on the Gainesville historic campus. The show is free and open to the public.

Adapted and written by Ellen McLaughlin, the chilling tale of Oedipus is revived for new audiences as the King of Thebes races against time to save his people, discovering the dangers of pride, prophecy and a past that comes back to haunt him. The performance is directed by Elisa Carlson, Gainesville Theatre Alliance resident director and University of North Georgia professor.

Patrons can select their seats online at www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org or by calling the Box Office at 678-717-3624 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please note discounted tickets to GTA performances are often available to Brenau faculty, staff and students with a valid ID. You may purchase for yourself and your household. Some performance nights are also free for Brenau faculty, staff and students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office two weeks before opening night of the performance.

Gainesville Ballet Performs “The Nutcracker” Dec. 2-Dec.4

Gainesville Ballet - The NutcrackerThe Gainesville Ballet Company presents its annual performance of “The Nutcracker” from Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4 in Pearce Auditorium.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.  Tickets are $20-28 for adults, $16-24 for seniors, and $14-20 for children and students.

For more information, call 770-532-4241 or visit http://www.gainesvilleballet.org.

Georgia Poetry Circuit Reading, Nov. 16

Poet Sandra Meek

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Georgia Poetry Circuit will host poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths for its fall reading at 12:30 p.m. in the Brenau Trustee Library Quiet Zone.

Author of four books of poetry, Griffiths was selected for the 2012 Inaugural Poetry Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Her work appeared in the first poetry issue of O Magazine. She is also an award-winning photographer, known for her literary portraits and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

For information, call Sandra Brim at 770-534-6195 or email sbrim@brenau.edu.

For more about the Georgia Poetry Circuit and the authors that will be visiting Brenau in the future, go to berry.edu/gpc.

Two Weddings and Name Changes in the College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Nichole and Jimmy Finley
Nichole and Jimmy Finley

Jolie and Dennis CarltonCongratulations to Jolie Long, now Jolie Carlton, and Nichole Budd, now Nichole Finley, who both were married in August.

Jolie (Long) Carlton, chair and professor of dance, married Dennis Carlton on Aug. 20, 2016 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville.

Nichole (Budd) Finley, assistant to the dean of Fine Arts and Humanities, married Jimmy Finley on Aug. 27, 2016 at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville, Georgia. For a few Finley wedding photos, visit this link: http://www.creativepearphotoblog.com/mr-and-mrs-finley-500-trackside-lawrenceville-ga/

Northeast Georgia History Center and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center collaborate for family day

The Northeast Georgia History Center and Quinlan Visual Arts Center will host a family day collaboration from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Activities include art and artifact scavenger hunt, snacks and door prizes. The two venues are within walking distance from each other and there is ample free parking.

Watch artist demonstrations, including ceramics, pottery wheel and painting, at the Quinlan. Also, take part in hands-on children’s art projects, sketch club, and projects inspired by Northeast Georgia History Center exhibitions including Native American pinch pots and textile weaving.

Take a turn at the churn for home-made ice cream and experience other aspects of daily life on the frontier at the Northeast Georgia History Center. Admission to all exhibitions and gardens is free during the event.


For more information visit http://www.negahc.org/articles/events/detail/id/369/.