Fine Arts Event Schedule

2015-2016 Fine Arts Series at SWU 

MUSICA ECCLESIA – Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Musica Ecclesia is a choir festival that brings together church choirs from the surrounding area on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. It is an opportunity for the singers and congregations to come together to celebrate the unity they have in Jesus Christ. Each choir presents favorite anthems and then joins the other choirs, including the SWU Concert Choir, in singing a closing anthem. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

SWU WIND ENSEMBLE POPS CONCERT – Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

The success of last year’s Wind Ensemble POPS concert demands a repeat, and the group will answer the call with a wonderful program of movie music, marches, show tunes, and perhaps even some tunes from today’s radio playlist. The program is fast paced, informational and great fun for performers and audience as well. Come enjoy a relaxed evening on the campus. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

SWU JAZZ INVITATIONAL – Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Sixteenth Annual SWU Jazz Invitational will take place in Newton Hobson with some of the top local jazz bands combining talents for a wonderful night of live jazz. Young students through experienced professional players will play three song sets in this fast moving evening that includes pizza and drinks available along with dinner table seating! Sponsored in part by the SWU Music club, the concert begins at 6:30 and runs until it is over! This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 19, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

Come enjoy a night of music as the “Peanuts” gang helps Charlie Brown figure out what it really means to be a good man. Presentation of this Broadway classic will be directed by SWU’s new vocal professor, Heather Haithcock. The musical is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series and will be held in Folger Auditorium on the university’s campus in Central. For ticket information and details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

SWU JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT – Tuesday, Mar. 29, 7:30 p.m.

The always popular spring concert by the SWU Jazz Ensemble will feature new charts, a bigger band, and tons of fun! One never knows exactly what to expect in these concerts, as soloists may range from SWU’s own Vice President for Student Life on harmonica to a trumpet-playing “banana!” Always a pick up in the bleak midwinter, the jazz band will provide a bright evening of new and old jazz! This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

SEAN ANDERSON, OPERATIC BARITONE – Thursday, Apr. 7, 7:30 p.m.

A native of Akron Ohio, Sean Anderson studied music and voice at the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degree. After apprenticing at the prestigious San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera companies, he was briefly a member of the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme on Broadway before embarking on his solo operatic career. Since then, he has appeared with nearly 20 different companies, including the New York City Opera in the fall of 2007 as the Judge in Margaret Garner. His repertoire list includes dozens of leading roles ranging from Verdi to Mozart to Gilbert & Sullivan, and his magnetic stage presence and powerful voice have won him critical acclaim for both comedy and tragedy. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

MUSIC MAJORS FORMAL RECITAL – Friday, Apr. 8, 4:30 p.m.

Southern Wesleyan University music majors are featured in the Music Majors Formal Recital on Friday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

MUSIC MAJORS HONORS RECITAL – Tuesday, Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Selected Southern Wesleyan University music majors are featured in the Music Majors Honors Recital on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA – Sunday, Apr. 17, 3:00 p.m.

Come listen to an afternoon of inspirational gospel music by some of the area’s finest gospel choirs on Sunday, April 17 from 3 - 6 p.m. The Gospel Extravaganza will be held in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center and admission is free. Call (864) 644-5408 for more information. This event is a part of a weeklong area festival, The Clemson Area Blues Festival. To find out more about other events associated with the festival, go to www.clemsonbluesfest.org.

SWU WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT – Monday, Apr. 18, 7:30 p.m.

A concert of traditional and contemporary wind ensemble music will conclude the instrumental concert year. Guest soloists will present works specifically for the concert band genre and the multiplicity of sound colors will be explored. Sacred literature will be featured along with new works for the ensemble. Music for the heart, soul and mind will leave the listener both challenged and satisfied. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

MASTERWORKS CONCERT – SWU CONCERT CHOIR – Sunday, Apr. 24, 3 p.m.

The SWU Concert Choir, orchestra, and professional soloists, directed by Dr. Don R. Campbell, will be returning to the Newton Hobson stage to perform Mozart’s “Requiem.” This is considered one of the top seven greatest requiems of all time. Left unfinished at the time of his death and completed by a student, it represents Mozart’s mature style using this most solemn yet powerful spiritual text. This event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.